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April 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1997   Beat poet Allen Ginsberg dies at age 70.
 
1987 Rupert Murdoch's FOX television network starts broadcasting.
 


1980
R.E.M. - I Feel Fine (Capitol/IRS)  
R.E.M. makes their stage debut at a performance in Athens, Georgia.
(photo credit: Capitol/IRS)



 
1976 Billionaire Howard Hughes dies in Houston at age 72.
 


1964
Douglas Macarthur (Lerner Biographies)   

US Army General Douglas MacArthur dies in Washington, DC, at age 84.
(photo credit: Lerner Publications)



 
1933 The first successful human lung removal surgery is performed.
 
1923 Firestone begins production of inflatable tires.
 
1879 Peru and Chile declare war on each other.
 
1842 Shah Shuja, King of Afghanistan, is assassinated.
 


1792
  
George Washington
 George Washington exercises the US president's veto powers for the first time.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1753 The British Museum is founded in London.
 
1614 Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
 

Born today:

1968  Paula Cole - singer

1966  Mike McCready - guitarist (Pearl Jam)

1950  Agnetha Faltskog - singer (ABBA)

1949  Judith Resnik - astronaut (mission specialist on doomed Challenger shuttle flight)

1943  Max Gail - actor

1940  Tommy Cash - country singer

1937  Colin Powell - US Secretary of State

1929  Nigel Hawthorne - actor

1928  Tony Williams - singer (The Platters)

1926  Roger Corman - movie director

1920  Arthur Hailey - author

1916  Gregory Peck - actor

1908  Bette Davis - actress

1900  Spencer Tracy - actor

1726  Benjamin Harrison - Declaration of Independence signer

 

 

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