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April 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000   A federal court judge in Washington, DC, finds the Microsoft Corporation in violation of antitrust laws.
 
1996 Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski is arrested.
 
1996 Carl Stokes, the first elected African-American mayor of a major US city (Cleveland, Ohio), dies at age 68.
 


1990
Sarah Vaughan: 16 Most Requested Songs (Sony)
Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan dies in Los Angeles at age 66.
(photo credit: Sony)



 
1974 Tornadoes kill more than 300 people, weaving a path of destruction from the South all the way into Canada.
 


1948
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
US president Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan, granting $5 billion in aid to 16 European nations.
(photo credit: SoundWorks)



 
1946 Lt. General Homma, Japanese commander of the WWII Bataan death march, is executed.
 
1936 Bruno Hauptmann, found guilty of the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby, dies in the electric chair.
 
1882 Bank robber Jesse James is shot and killed by his own gang (to claim the reward money) in St. Joseph, MO.
 
1865 The Confederate capital of Richmond, VA is captured by Union troops during the Civil War.
 
1860 The Pony Express messenger service begins between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
 

Born today:

1972  Jennie Garth - actress

1961  Eddie Murphy - comedian, actor

1958  Alec Baldwin - actor

1956  Mick Mars - rock guitarist (Motley Crue)

1951  Mel Schacher - rock bassist (Grand Funk Railroad)

1949  Richard Thompson - guitarist, singer (Fairport Convention)

1944  Tony Orlando - singer

1942  Wayne Newton - singer

1942  Marsha Mason - actress

1941  (William) Jan Berry - singer (Jan & Dean)

1930  Helmut Kohl - former German Chancellor

1924  Marlon Brando - actor

1924  Doris Day - singer, actress

1898  Henry R. Luce - Time Magazine founder

1783  Washington Irving - author

1367  Henry IV - King of England

 

 

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

(The Ram)

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