What happened today in history?
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September 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1998  Former Alabama Governor George Wallace dies at age 79.
1996Rap artist Tupac Shakur dies of injuries suffered during a shooting in Las Vegas five days before.
1990The drama Law and Order debuts on NBC-TV.
1989Fay Vincent succeeds the late A. Bartlett Giamatti as commissioner of major league baseball.
1977Symphony conductor Leopold Stokowski dies in Hampshire, England, at age 95.
1971The World Hockey Association is founded.
1971Police storm the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, ending a four-day siege that killed 43 people.
1969The Plastic Ono Band, featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono, perform in concert for the first time.
1960The practice of payola -- where disk jockeys would play selected songs in exchange for gifts and/or cash -- is banned by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
1949The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is established in New York City.
1922The record high temperature for the planet is set in Azizia, Libya, where it reached 136 degrees Fahrenheit.
1899The first known auto-related fatality occurs when pedestrian Henry Bliss is struck by a car in New York City.
1788New York City becomes the US national capital, as authorized by the Congress of the Confederation.

Born today:

1980  Ben Savage - actor

1977  Fiona Apple - singer

1967  Michael Johnson - Olympic gold medal track star

1967  Steve Perkins - rock drummer (Porno For Pyros, Jane's Addiction)

1965  Zak Starkey - rock drummer; son of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr

1961  Dave Mustaine - rock singer, guitarist (Megadeth)

1956  Joni Sledge - singer (Sister Sledge)

1952  Randy Jones - singer (Village People)

1952  Don Was - music producer

1949  Rick Dempsey - baseball catcher

1948  Nell Carter - actress

1944  Jacqueline Bisset - actress

1944  Peter Cetera - singer, bass guitarist (Chicago)

1941  David Clayton-Thomas - singer (Blood Sweat and Tears)

1939  Richard Kiel - actor

1938  Judith Martin - newspaper columnist (Miss Manners)

1937  Fred Silverman - network TV executive/producer

1934  Barbara Bain - actress

1933  Eileen Fulton - actress

1926  Emile Francis - hockey player

1925  Mel Torme, singer/actor

1924  Scott Brady - actor

1918  Ray Charles - composer, arranger

1916  Dick Haymes - singer, actor

1916  Roald Dahl - author

1911  Bill Monroe, country singer/songwriter

1903  Claudette Colbert - actress

1860  John Pershing - US General

1857  Milton Hershey - Hershey Bar creator

1851  Walter Reed - yellow fever researcher



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