What happened today in history?
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October 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2002 North Korea admits to having an active nuclear weapons program, violating a 1994 agreement, according to a White House report.
1999 South Pole researcher Dr. Jerri Nielsen is rescued, after the harsh Antarctic conditions force her to self-treat her breast cancer condition.
1999 Radio host-author Jean Shepherd (A Christmas Story) dies in Florida, at age 78.
1995 The Million Man March takes place as huge number of Nation of Islam supporters gather in Washington, DC.

Pope John Paul II
John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) is selected by the College of Cardinals as the next Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

(photo credit: NARA)


Gene Krupa: Drum Crazy
Big band drummer Gene Krupa dies of leukemia in Yonkers, New York, at age 64.

(photo credit: Asv Living Era)

1970 Anwar Sadat is elected president of Egypt.
1964 Harold Wilson is sworn in as prime minister of Great Britain.
1964 China explodes its first atomic bomb.

John F. Kennedy
US president John F. Kennedy learns of missile bases in Cuba, starting the Cuban missile crisis.

(photo credit: NARA)

1943 The new Chicago subway is officially opened to the public.
1916 The first birth control clinic is opened, in New York City.
1793   Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded, during the French Revolution.

Born today:

1980  Jeremy Jackson - actor

1977  John Mayer - singer-guitarist

1975  Kellie Martin - actress

1969  Wendy Wilson - singer (Wilson Phillips)

1962  Flea - rock bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1960  Gary Kemp - guitarist (Spandau Ballet)

1958  Tim Robbins - actor

1953  Tony Carey - keyboardist (Rainbow)

1947  David Zucker - director

1947  Bob Weir - guitarist, singer (Grateful Dead)

1946  Suzanne Somers - actress

1943  C.F. Turner - bassist, singer (Bachman Turner Overdrive)

1941  Tim McCarver - baseball player

1940  Barry Corbin - actor

1927  Gunter Grass - author

1925  Angela Lansbury - actress (Murder, She Wrote)

1923  Bert Kaempfert - composer

1906  George Lott - tennis player

1898  William O. Douglas - US Supreme Court Justice

1888  Eugene O'Neill - playwright

1886  David Ben-Gurion - Israeli prime minister

1854  Oscar Wilde - playwright

1758  Noah Webster - author (Webster's Dictionary)


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