What happened today in history?
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October 10

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1985The Achille Lauro hijackers are captured when their Egyptian plane is forced down in Italy by US attack fighters.
1979Hockey great Wayne Gretzky makes his NHL debut, playing for the Edmonton Oilers, in a game against Chicago.
1978US president Jimmy Carter authorizes the minting of the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
1977Gridiron great Joe Namath plays in his last NFL game.
1975Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.

Spiro T. Agnew
 US vice president Spiro T. Agnew resigns from office after pleading no contest to a charge
 of income tax evasion.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1970Fiji gains its independence from Great Britain.
1970Terrorists kidnap Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte; his body would be discovered a week later.
1964The Olympic Games open in Tokyo.
1943Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China.
1935The George Gershwin opera, Porgy and Bess, premieres on Broadway.
1911The Wuchan uprising begins in China; Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries would overthrow the Manchu dynasty.
1845The US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, opens.
1614  The New Netherlands Company gets a three-year monopoly on the Dutch fur trade in America.

Born today:

Mya (Interscope Records)

1979  Mya - singer
 (photo credit: Interscope Records)

1976  Bob Burnquist - skateboarder

1974  Dale Ernhardt, Jr. - NASCAR auto racer

1974  Mario Lopez - actor

1969  Brett Favre - NFL quarterback

1967  Mike Malinin - drummer (Goo Goo Dolls)

1961  Martin Kemp - bassist (Spandau Ballet)

1958  Tanya Tucker - singer

1956  Martina Navratilova - tennis champ

1955  David Lee Roth - singer (formerly of Van Halen)

1949  Jessica Harper - actress

1948  Cyril Neville - singer (The Neville Brothers)

1946  Ben Vereen - dancer, actor

1946  Pete Mahovlich - hockey player

1946  John Prine - singer, songwriter

1946  Charles Dance - actor

1937  Bruce Devlin - golf champ

1930  Harold Pinter - playwright

1926  Richard Jaeckel - actor

1924  James Clavell - author

1917  Thelonious Monk - jazz pianist

1908  Johnny Green - songwriter

1900  Helen Hayes - actress

1825  Paul Kruger - South African president, Boers leader

1813  Guiseppe Verdi - composer


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