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February 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Country music singer Johnny Paycheck, best-known for the song "Take This Job And Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home at age 64.
 
2001  NASCAR race driver Dale Earnhardt dies from injuries sustained in a last-lap crash during the Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, FL.
 
1999Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is warned by the US to make peace with ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, or face military intervention.
 
1988Anthony M. Kennedy is sworn in as the 104th justice of the US Supreme Court.
 
1977The first space shuttle, Enterprise, makes its maiden flight (atop a Boeing 747), over the Mojave Desert.
 
1970The Chicago Seven are found innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
 

1960
Richard M. Nixon
 US Vice President Richard Nixon opens the Eighth Olympic Winter Games in
 Squaw Valley, California.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1939The Golden Gate International Exposition opens in San Francisco.
 
1930Pluto, the ninth planet of our solar system (formerly known as Planet X), is discovered.
 
1902Charles F. Tiffany, founder of the jewelry company that bears his name, dies.
 
1864The Mark Twain classic, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is published in the US.
 
1688The first recorded US vote against slavery is made in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
 
1564Artist Michelangelo dies in Rome.
 
1546Martin Luther, German religious leader, dies.
 

Born today:

1968  Molly Ringwald - actress

1968  Tommy Scott - singer (Space)

1965  Dr. Dre - rapper

1964  Matt Dillon - actor

1957  Vanna White - game show hostess

1954  John Travolta - actor

1953  Robbie Bachman - drummer (BTO)

1952  Juice Newton - singer

1950  John Hughes - movie producer, director, writer

1950  Cybill Shepherd - actress

1949  Gary Ridgway - serial killer (The Green River Killer)

1947  Dennis DeYoung - singer, keyboardist (Styx)

1941  Herman Santiago - singer (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers)

1933  Yoko Ono - singer, artist, wife of John Lennon

1931  Johnny Hart - cartoonist ('B.C.')

1928  Jim McElreath - auto racer

1925  George Kennedy - actor

1922  Helen Gurley Brown - feminist, publisher (Cosmopolitan)

1921  Jack Palance - actor

1920  Bill Cullen - TV game show host

1898  Enzo Ferrari - auto racer, designer

1516  Mary Tudor (aka Bloody Mary) - Queen of England

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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