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May 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000  The I Love You computer virus/worm begins spreading across email systems all over the world.
 
1989White House aide Oliver North is convicted of charges from the Iran-Contra affair. The three convictions are later overturned on appeal.
 
1985New York's Apollo Theatre, mecca to countless R&B and soul performers, reopens after a $10 million renovation.
 
1980Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, dies.
 
1970Four students are killed at Kent State University by Ohio National Guardsmen during an anti-war protest.
Uncle Woody sez: This event is immortalized in the song "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young.

 
1942The Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, begins.
 

1932
Al Capone
 Mobster Al Capone enters the Atlanta federal penitentiary to begin serving a term for
 income tax evasion.
 (photo credit: FBI)

 

1927The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
 
1905The Belmont Park horse racing track opens on Long Island, NY.
 
1776Rhode Island declares its independence from England.
 
1626Dutch explorer Peter Minuit lands on what is now Manhattan Island.
 

Born today:

1979  Lance Bass - singer, actor ('N Sync)

1972  Mike Dirnt - rock bassist (Green Day)

1961  Jay Aston - singer (Bucks Fizz)

1959  Randy Travis - country singer

1956  Pia Zadora- actress

1951  Jackie Jackson - singer (The Jackson Five)

1942  Nickolas Ashford - singer, producer (Ashford and Simpson)

1941  George Will - baseball executive

1937  Dick Dale - surf rock guitarist

1929  Audrey Hepburn - actress

1928  Maynard Ferguson - horn player, bandleader

1923  Ed Cassidy - drummer (Taj Mahal, Spirit)

1820  Julia Gardiner Tyler - wife of 10th US president John Tyler

1769  Thomas Lawrence - artist

 

 

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

(The Bull)

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