What happened today in history?
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December 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2004'Dimebag' Darrel Abbott, heavy metal lead guitarist and founder of the band Pantera, is shot to death during a performance at a Columbus, Ohio, nightclub.
1993The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US president Bill Clinton.
1990Members of the rock band The Grateful Dead call it quits, following the death of founder Jerry Garcia in August.
1983Actor Slim Pickens dies of a brain tumor in Modesto, California, at age 64.
1982Country singer Marty Robbins dies of kidney failure in Glendale, Arizona, at age 57.
1980John Lennon, co-founder of The Beatles, is assassinated outside his New York City apartment.
1978Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel, dies in Jerusalem at age 80.
1953Los Angeles surpasses Philadelphia as the third largest US city.
1949The Nationalist Chinese government moves from the mainland to Formosa, due to pressure from advancing Communist forces.
1949The musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Carol Channing, makes its Broadway debut.
1941One day after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the US declares war on Japan.
1886The American Federation of Labor is founded.
1863US president Abraham Lincoln announces plans for the reconstruction of the Old South, following the US Civil War.
1776  General George Washington's troops retreat across the Delaware River during the American Revolution.

Born today:

1978  Ian Somerhalder - actor (Lost)

1977  Ryan Newman - NASCAR auto racer

1976  Dominic Monaghan - actor (Lost; Lord of the Rings)

1972  Ryan Newell - guitarist (Sister Hazel)

1966  Sinead O'Connor - singer

1964  Teri Hatcher - actress

1962  Marty Friedman - guitarist (Megadeth)

1957  Phil Collen - guitarist (Def Leppard)

1956  Warren Cuccurullo - guitarist (Duran Duran; Missing Persons)

1953  Kim Basinger - actress

1947  Gregg Allman - keyboardist, singer (Allman Brothers)

1943  Jim Morrison - singer (The Doors)

1942  Bobby Elliott - drummer (The Hollies)

1939  Jerry Butler - singer

1937  James MacArthur - actor

1936  David Carradine - actor

1933  Flip Wilson - comedian

1930  Maximilian Schell - actor (Oscar® winner, 1961)

1925  Sammy Davis, Jr. - singer, actor

1925  Jimmy Smith - jazz organist

1894  James Thurber - author

1894  Elzie Segar - cartoonist (Popeye)

1861  William Durant - General Motors founder

1765  Eli Whitney - cotton gin inventor


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