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January 2

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 

2007
Gerald Ford
 Former US president Gerald Ford is remembered by heads of state during a funeral
 service at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1995Marion Barry is sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC, four years after leaving office to serve a six-month sentence for drug possession.
 
1983The musical Annie, based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, ends its Broadway run after 2,377 performances.
 

1974
Richard M. Nixon
 US president Richard Nixon signs into law a national highway speed limit of 55 miles per
 hour.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1965University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath signs with the NY Jets football team for a reported $400,000.
 

1960
John F. Kennedy
 Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy announces his candidacy for the Democratic
 presidential nomination.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1942The Philippine capital city of Manila falls to Japanese invaders during WWII.
 
1935Bruno Hauptmann stands trial in New Jersey on charges of kidnapping and murdering the Lindbergh baby. Hauptmann is later found guilty and executed.
 

1929
Niagara Falls
 The US and Canada agree to preserve picturesque Niagara Falls.
 (photo credit: Hemera)


 

1921The first radio religious service is broadcast (KDKA - Pittsburgh, PA).
 
1788  Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the US Constitution.
 

Born today:

1971  Taye Diggs - actor

1969  Christy Turlington - supermodel

1968  Cuba Gooding, Jr. - actor

1967  Tia Carrere - actress

1961  Gabrielle Carteris - actress

1961  Todd Haynes - film director

1952  Wendy Phillips - actress

1939  Jim Bakker - televangelist

1936  Roger Miller - country singer, songwriter

1920  Isaac Asimov - science fiction author (Bicentennial Man, I Robot)

1913  Anna Lee - actress

1903  Sally Rand - actress

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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