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February 12

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000Peanuts creator Charles Schulz dies of colon cancer in his Santa Rosa, California, home at age 77.
 
2000Former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry dies at age 75 after battling leukemia for nine months.
 
1999The US Senate acquits President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice in his impeachment trial.
 
1999American Airlines pilots defy a federal court order and continue their sickout, causing the airline to cancel over a thousand flights.
 
1993A pair of 10-year-olds kidnap and beat to death a two-year-old child at a Liverpool, England shopping mall.
 
1940The Adventures of Superman radio serial premieres on the Mutual network, featuring Bud Collyer in the title role.
 
1929Actress Lilly Langtree dies.
 
1924George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premieres in New York.
 
1912The Republic of China is formed.
 
1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
 
1892President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is declared a US holiday.
 
1870Women residents of the Utah Territory are granted the right to vote.
 
1773  Savannah, Georgia is founded by English colonists, led by James Oglethorpe.
 

Born today:

1980  Christina Ricci - actress

1971  Keri Lewis - R&B artist (Mint Condition)

1970  Jim Creeggan - bassist (Barenaked Ladies)

1968  Chynna Phillips - singer (Wilson Phillips)

1965  Christine Elise - actress

1955  Arsenio Hall - actor, comedian

1953  Joanna Kerns - actress

1952  Simon MacCorkindale - actor

1950  Steve Hackett - rock guitarist (Genesis)

1950  Michael Ironside - actor

1948  Joe Schermie - bassist (Three Dog Night)

1945  Maud Adams - actress (Octopussy, The Man With The Golden Gun)

1944  Moe Bandy - country singer

1938  Judy Blume - author

1938  Johnny Rutherford - auto racer (three time Indy 500 winner)

1936  Joe Don Baker - actor (Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Walking Tall)

1935  Ray Manzarek - rock keyboardist (The Doors)

1934  Bill Russell - basketball hall of famer, coach, sportscaster

1926  Joe Garagiola - baseball hall of famer, sportscaster, TV host

1919  Forrest Tucker - actor (Sands of Iwo Jima, F-Troop)

1915  Lorne Greene - CBC newscaster, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)

1904  Ted Mack - TV host (The Original Amateur Hour)

1809  Charles Darwin - naturalist

1809  Abraham Lincoln - 16th US president

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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