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March 2

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007Actress-model Elizabeth Hurley, 42, marries Indian businessman Arun Nayar, 42, in a secret ceremony at Sudeley Castle in the west of England.
 
2006 A redesigned US $10 bill, incorporating a host of anti-counterfeiting measures, goes into circulation.
 
1999Rock singer Dusty Springfield dies at her London area home, at age 59.
 
1995The NASA space shuttle Endeavour blasts off on a mission to study the far reaches of space.
 
1995The UN evacuates the last of its peacekeeping forces from Somalia.
 
1992Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldava, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1990More than 6,000 bus drivers go on strike against US transportation company Greyhound.
 
1990A grenade attack at a Panama discotheque kills a US soldier and injures 28 other people.
 
1974US first-class postage stamps jump to 10 cents (from 8 cents) .


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles complete vocal and instrumental overdubs for Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1949A US Air Force B-50 Superfortress, the Lucky Lady Two, completes the first nonstop around the globe flight, averaging 249 mph.
 
1939Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope, taking the name Pius XII.
 
1923Time magazine begins publication.
 
1917Puerto Ricans are granted US citizenship.
 
1899Mount Rainier National Park is established in Washington state (not far from where Uncle Woody makes his home).
 
1899Admiral George Dewey becomes the first US Admiral of the Navy.
 
1877Rutherford B. Hayes is declared the winner of the 1876 US presidential election over opponent Samuel J. Tilden, even though Hayes lost the popular vote.
 
1836  Texas declares its independence from Mexico.
 

Born today:

1968  Daniel Craig - actor (James Bond in Casino Royale)

1962  Jon Bon Jovi - singer (Bon Jovi)

1956  John Cowsill - singer (The Cowsills)

1956  Mark Evans - bassist (AC/DC)

1955  Jay Osmond - singer (Osmond Brothers)

1952  Laraine Newman - comedian, actress

Karen Carpenter


1950  Karen Carpenter - drummer, singer (The Carpenters)
 (photo credit: NARA)



1949  Eddie Money - singer

1944  Lou Reed - singer, guitarist (Velvet Underground)

1931  Mikhail Gorbachev - Soviet President

1931  Tom Wolfe - author

1923  Doc Watson - country singer, guitarist

1919  Jennifer Jones - actress

1917  Desi Arnaz - bandleader, actor, husband of actress Lucille Ball

1914  Martin Ritt - movie director

1904   Theodore Geisell (Dr. Seuss) - author

1793  Sam Houston - President of Republic of Texas, US Senator, Texas governor)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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(The Fishes)

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