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November 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Carrie Underwood: Some Hearts (Arista)
Country singer (and American Idol winner) Carrie Underwood releases her Some Hearts album.
(photo credit: Arista)

2004 US Secretary of State Colin Powell announces his resignation, following the re-election of incumbent President George W. Bush.

Also announcing their resignations today are US Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, Education Secretary Rod Paige and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham.

1998 Civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael, who had changed his name to Kwame Ture, dies in Guinea at age 57.
1995 A partial shutdown of US government offices and services goes into a second day, due to Congress not agreeing to a stopgap funding proposal.
1990 The producer for Milli Vanilli reveals that the pop 'singers' did none of their own singing on their debut album.
1990 The NASA space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on a secret military mission.
1982Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev is laid to rest in a lavish funeral held in Moscow's Red Square.
1966 Gemini 12 astronauts James Lovell and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin splash down safely in the Atlantic.
1945 Venezuela is admitted to the United Nations.
1939 The cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial is laid by US president Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Washington, DC.
1926 The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) premieres with a network of 24 radio stations.
1806 The Colorado mountaintop now known as Pike's Peak is discovered by explorer Zebulon Pike.
1777   The Articles of Confederation are approved by the US Continental Congress.

Born today:

1970  Jack Ingram - country singer

1968  ODB - rapper (Wu Tang Clan)

1967  Mari Fernandez - singer (Sweet Sensation)

1957  Kevin Eubanks - guitarist, music director of NBC's The Tonight Show

1954  Beverly D'Angelo - actress

1954  Tony Thompson - drummer (Chic, Patti LaBelle)

1946  Janet Lennon - singer (The Lennon Sisters)

1945  Frida Lyngstad - singer (Abba)

1941  Rick Kemp - bass guitarist, singer (Steeleye Span)

1940  Sam Waterston - actor

1937  Yaphet Kotto - actor

1933  Clyde McPhatter - singer (The Drifters, The Dominoes)

1932  Petula Clark - singer

1929  Ed Asner - actor

1928  C.W. McCall - country singer

1919  Joseph Wapner - judge (The People's Court)

1891  Erwin Rommel - German Nazi field marshal

1887  Georgia O'Keefe - artist


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