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April 10

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007 Neil Aspinall, former schoolmate and road manager of The Beatles, leaves his post as CEO of Apple Corps, according to a company statement.
 


2007
Johnny Cash: Live at Folsom Prison (Sony)
The $2.3 million Tennessee home of late country music star Johnny Cash is destroyed by fire.
(photo credit: Sony)


 
2000   M*A*S*H actor Larry Linville dies in New York at age 60.
 
1981 NASA scrubs the first launch of the space shuttle Columbia.
 
1972 Seventy nations, including the US and USSR, sign a treaty banning the use of biological weapons.
 


1970
Paul McCartney: McCartney II (EMI)  
Paul McCartney officially resigns from The Beatles, ending the reign of the Fab Four.
(photo credit: EMI)



 
1963 129 sailors drown when the nuclear-powered sub, USS Thresher, settles to the sea floor off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
 
1956 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar   Leo Fender receives a US patent for his tremolo guitar tailpiece (as used on his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar).

The innovative 'Strat' would be favored by such music superstars as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Robin Trower, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Holly, Eric Johnson, and John Mayer.

(photo credit: Musician's Friend)
 

1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, is published.
 
1916 The first Professional Golfers Association (PGA) tournament is held (Bronxville, NY).
 
1912 The cruise liner RMS Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage.
 
1872 Arbor Day is first observed (Nebraska).
 
1866 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is chartered.
 
1849 Walter Hunt receives a US patent for his safety pin.
 
1841 Horace Greely starts the New York Tribune.
 
1606 Sir Walter Raleigh sells his interest in the Jamestown (Virginia) colony.
 

Born today:

1988  Haley Joel Osment - actor

1984  Mandy Moore - singer

1960  Brian Setzer - guitarist, singer (Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Orchestra)

1958  Ken 'Babyface' Edmonds - singer, producer

1954  Peter MacNicol - actor

1951  Steven Seagal - actor

1950  Ken Griffey, Sr. - baseball player, father of Ken Griffey, Jr.

1947  Bunny Livingston Wailer - percussionist, singer (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

1938  'Dandy' Don Meredith - football player, sportscaster, actor

1936  Bobbie Smith - R&B singer (The Spinners)

1936  John Madden - football coach, sportscaster

1932  Omar Sharif - actor

1929  Max Von Sydow - actor

1921  Chuck Connors  

Chuck Connors - actor
(photo credit: NARA)

1921  Martin Denny - composer, pianist

1921  Sheb Wooley - country singer

1915  Harry Morgan - actor

1885  Bernard Gimbel - Gimbel's Department Stores founder

1847  Joseph Pulitzer - publisher

1829  William Booth - Salvation Army founder

 

 

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

(The Ram)

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