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September 12

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

R.E.M. - I Feel Fine (Capitol/IRS)  
R.E.M. issues a retrospective of their earlier recordings entitled And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S. Years, 1982-1987.
(photo credit: Capitol/IRS)

2003   Country music legend Johnny Cash dies of complications from diabetes at a Nashville hospital, at age 71.
1992   A trio of firsts into space aboard a NASA space craft today: the first married couple, the first Japanese citizen, and the first black female, blast off into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
1990 A treaty among WWII allies and East and West Germany is signed in Moscow, approving a unified Germany.
1988 Hurricane Gilbert slams into Jamaica, killing 45 and causing $1 billion in property damage.
1959 The Russian lunar probe Lunik II lands on the moon.

John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier.
1944 US forces enter Germany for the first time during WWII.
1943 Italian dictator Benito Mussolini escapes to German lines.
1877 The Chase National Bank is founded in New York City.
1814 American forces defeat the British at the Battle of Baltimore.
1722 The first commencement ceremony (for eight graduates) is held at Yale University.

Born today:

1978  Rubben Studdard - R&B singer American Idol winner)

1978  Paul Walker - actor

1962  Liam Gallagher - singer (Oasis)

1968  Larry LaLonde - rock guitarist (Primus)

1966  Ben Folds - singer, pianist (Ben Folds Five)

1965  Norwood Fisher - bassist, singer (Fishbone)

1957  Rachel Ward - actress

1954  Peter Scolari - actor

1952  Neil Peart - rock drummer (Rush)

1952  Gerry Beckley - singer, guitarist (America)

1949  Tony Stevens - rock bassist (Foghat, Savoy Brown)

1944  Barry White - singer

1943  Maria Muldaur - singer

1940  Linda Gray - actress

1931  George Jones - country singer

1927  Freddie Jones - actor

1920  Irene Dailey - actress

1913  Jesse Owens - Olympic track and field gold medal winner

1897  Walter B. Gibson - magician, author (The Shadow series)

1892  Alfred A. Knopf - publisher

1880  H.L. Mencken - author

1818  Richard Gatling - machine gun inventor


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