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August 24

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1995  Microsoft holds a party for 2,000 industry dignitaries on its Redmond, Washington, campus, as it introduces the Windows 95 personal computer operating system to the world. (Uncle Woody attended the event, along with Bill Gates and comedian Jay Leno.)
1992Hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage.
1989Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
1981Mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.
1968France becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1956The first nonstop transcontinental helicopter flight is completed.
1939Germany and Russia sign a 10-year non-aggression pact.
1932Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the U.S. nonstop, completing a 19-hour flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey.
1928A subway wreck occurs under Times Square in New York City.
1912Alaska becomes a US territory.
1821New Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
1814Washington, DC, is burned by the British.
1690Calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company.
1456The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1313Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies.
79 A.D. The Roman city of Pompeii is buried when Mount Vesuvius erupts, killing 20,000.

Born today:

1978  Dave Chappelle - comedian, actor

1971  Claudia Schiffer - supermodel, married to magician David Copperfield

1965  Marlee Matlin - actress

1963  John Bush - rock singer (Anthrax)

1961  Mark Bedford - bassist (Madness)

1960  Cal Ripken Jr. - baseball player

1958  Steve Guttenberg - actor

1956  Gerry Cooney - pro boxer

1955  Jeffrey Daniel - R&B singer (Shalamar)

1945  Ken Hensley - rock guitarist, keyboardist (Uriah Heep)

1944  Jim Brady - singer (The Sandpipers)

1944  Gregory Jarvis - US astronaut, died aboard space shuttle Challenger

1943  John Cipollina - rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

1941  Ernest Wright - singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials)

1938  David Freiburg - rock bassist (Jefferson Starship)

1938  Mason Williams - guitarist/composer

1934  Kenny Baker - actor (R2D2 in Star Wars)

1924  Louis Teicher - pianist (Ferrante and Teicher)



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