What happened today in history?
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August 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1990Fifty-two Americans, previously held hostage by Iraq, reach freedom in Turkey.
1984Diane Sawyer joins the reporting team of the CBS-TV news show 60 Minutes.
1981Salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965.
1979An IRA bomb takes the life of British Lord Louis Mountbatten in a boat off the Irish coast.
1974Former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie dies in Addis Ababa at age 83.
1971Humorist and author Bennet Cerf dies.
1967The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is found dead in his London flat from an overdose of sleeping pills.
1945US troops begin their occupation of Japan, following Japan's surrender to Allied forces during WWII.
1912Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes Tarzan of the Apes.
1892The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City is heavily damaged by fire.
1858Lincoln and Douglas debate at Freeport, IL.
1776  Americans lose to the British at the Battle of Long Island.

Born today:

1979  Jon Siebels - rock musician (Eve 6)

1976  Sarah Chalke - actress (Roseanne)

1953  Alex Lifeson - rock guitarist (Rush)

1952  Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) - actor

1951  Glen Matlock - bassist (Sex Pistols)

1950  Cynthia Potter - diving champion

1949  Jeff Cook - country singer, guitarist (Alabama)

1947  Barbara Bach - actress; wife of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr

1944  Tim Bogert - rock bassist (Cactus, Vanilla Fudge)

1943  Tuesday Weld - actress

1942  Daryl Dragon - keyboardist (The Beach Boys, Captain & Tennille)

1937  Tommy Sands - singer

1929  Ira Levin - author

1916  Martha Ray - actress

1910  Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) - Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian

1908  Lyndon B. Johnson - 36th US president

1865  Charles Dawes - 30th US Vice President

1809  Hannibal Hamlin - 15th US Vice President

551 BC  Confucious - philosopher



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