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April 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005 The US Treasury announces plans to redesign the $10 bill, which will incorporate a number of anti-counterfeiting measures. The new bill is expected for release in 2006.
 
1996   A former official of the New York City branch of Daiwa Bank pleads guilty to a $1.1 billion cover-up.
 
1983 The space shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into Earth orbit.
 


1968
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Tapes (Jerden)
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

(photo credit: Jerden Records


 
1914 The Perils of Pauline, the first motion picture serial, debuts in New York City.
 
1895 The Goldenrod becomes the official state flower of Nebraska.
 
1887 Susanna Salter becomes the first female mayor of a US city (Argonia, KS).
 
1850 Los Angeles, California, is incorporated as a city.
 
1841 William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia -- the first US president to die in office.
 
1581 Explorer Francis Drake is knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth I.
 

Born today:

1966  Nancy McKeon - actress

1965  Robert Downey, Jr.- actor

1952  Dave Hill - guitarist (Slade)

1951  Steve Gatlin - singer (The Gatlin Brothers)

1950  Christine Lahti - actress

1948  Berry Oakley - bassist (The Allman Brothers)

1947  Ed White - football player

1947  Ray Fosse - baseball player

1946  Craig T. Nelson - actor

1942  Kitty Kelley - author

1938  Michael Parks - actor

1932  Anthony Perkins - actor

1928  Maya Angelou - author

1924  Gil Hodges - baseball player

1922  Elmer Bernstein - composer

1915  Muddy Waters - blues singer, guitarist

1906  John Cameron Swayze - newscaster

1885  Arthur Murray - founded Arthur Murray Dance Studios

1884  Isoroku Yamamoto - Japanese Admiral (Pearl Harbor)

1821  Linus Yale - locksmith, inventor

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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