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February 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year in a Maryland jail for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident.
 
1996Actress Elizabeth Taylor files for divorce from construction worker Larry Fortensky (her seventh husband).
 
1995Actor Doug McClure dies of lung cancer in Glendale, California, at age 59.
 
1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted in Jackson, Mississippi, of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963, and is sentenced to life in prison.
 
1988Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is impeached by the state House of Representatives, leading to his trial and conviction in the state Senate.
 
1962French President Charles De Gaulle voices his support for Algeria's independence.
 
1958Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
 
1937US president Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court.
 
1917Mexico adopts it's constitution. The country now celebrates Constitution Day on February 5th to commemorate the event.
 
1881Phoenix, AZ, is incorporated as a city.
 
1783Sweden recognizes the United States as an independent country.
 
1631  Roger Williams, who would later settle Rhode Island, arrives in Boston from England.
 

Born today:

1971  Sara Evans - country singer

1969  Bobby Brown - singer, married to singer Whitney Houston

1968  Chris Barron - rock singer (Spin Doctors)

1964  Duff McKagan - rock bassist (Guns N' Roses)

1962  Jennifer Jason Leigh - actress (Backdraft, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

1962  Tommy Skeoch - guitarist (Tesla)

1948  Christopher Guest - actor

1948  Barbara Hershey - actress

1946  Charlotte Rampling - actress

1944  Al Kooper - singer

1942  Roger Staubach - NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)

1942  Cory Wells - singer (Three Dog Night)

1941  Stephen J. Cannell - TV producer, writer

1941  David Selby - actor

1939  Jane Bryant Quinn - financial columnist

1937  Stuart Damon - actor

1934  Hank Aaron - baseball legend

1933  Claude King - country singer

1919  Red Buttons - actor, comedian

1840  John Boyd Dunlop - pneumatic rubber tire pioneer

1809  Felix Mendelssohn - composer (Wedding March)

1788  Robert Peel - English statesman

1723  John Witherspoon - signer of the US Declaration of Independence

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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