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January 26

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001More than 2,000 die when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocks India, near the Pakistani border.
 
1998US president Bill Clinton categorically denies having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, saying "I did not have sexual relations with that woman ... Miss Lewinsky."
 
1979Former US Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller dies in New York at age 70.
 
1973Actor Edward G. Robinson dies at age 79.
 
1950India becomes a republic as new President Rajendra Prasad takes the oath of office.
 
1942US troops land in Northern Ireland to support the Allied effort during WWII.
 
1934The Apollo Theatre opens in New York City.
 
1870Virginia rejoins the Union, following the end of the US Civil War.
 
1861Louisiana secedes from the Union.
 
1837Michigan becomes the 26th state of the US.
 
1802The Library of Congress is established by an act of the US Congress.
 
1788  The first group of European settlers arrives in Australia.
 


 

Born today:

1970  Kirk Franklin - gospel singer

1963  Jazzie B. - R&B singer (Soul II Soul)

1963  Andrew Ridgeley - guitarist (Wham!)

1961  Wayne Gretzky - hockey legend

1958  Ellen DeGeneres - comedian, actress

1957  Guitar World Presents Van Halen (Hal Leonard)  


Eddie Van Halen - rock guitarist
(photo credit: Hal Leonard)
 

1953  Lucinda Williams - singer

1951  David Briggs - guitarist (Little River Band)

1950  Jack Youngblood - NFL defensive end

1949  David Strathairn - actor

1946  Gene Siskel - movie critic

1945  Ashley Hutchings - bass guitarist (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span)

1944  Angela Davis - civil rights activist

1942  Scott Glenn - actor

1935  Bob Uecker - sportscaster, actor

1929  Jules Feiffer - cartoonist, author

1928  Roger Vadim - movie director

1925  Paul Newman - actor

1923  Anne Jeffreys - actress

1915  William Hopper - actor

1913  William Prince - actor

1880  Douglas Macarthur (Lerner Biographies)  


Douglas MacArthur - US Army General (Commander of Allied Forces in WWII)
(photo credit: Lerner Publications)
 

1826  Julia Dent Grant - wife of 18th US president Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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