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June 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003 A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, rules consumers should be allowed to keep their cellular phone numbers if they switch providers.
 


2002
The Ramones (Rhino/WEA)  
Dee Dee Ramone (born Douglas Colvin), ex-bassist of the punk band The Ramones, is found dead in his Hollywood home at age 49.
(photo credit: Rhino/WEA)


 
2000 Bestfoods is bought by the Unilever conglomerate for a paltry $20.3 billion, creating the world's largest food company.
 
1985 Brazilian authorities exhume the body later identified as Dr. Josef Mengele, the one responsible for many of the Nazi Holocaust atrocities during WWII.
 
1978 California voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts.
 
1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy succumbs to being shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan the day before in Los Angeles.
 
1966 Black activist James Meredith is shot and wounded as he walks along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
 
1944 Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy during the "D-Day" invasion of Europe in World War II.
 
1942 Japanese forces retreat during the World War II Battle of Midway.
 
1934 The US Securities and Exchange Commission is established.
 
1933 The first drive-in movie opens (Camden, New Jersey).
 
1925 The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
 
1844 The Young Men's Christian Association is founded in London. (Some 130%20 years later, a group known as the Village People would gain a hit recording with "YMCA.")
 
1799   American orator Patrick Henry ("Give me liberty or give me death!") dies in Charlotte County, Virginia.
 

Born today:

1968  Damion Hall - R&B singer (Guy)

1966  Sean Yseult - rock bassist (White Zombie)

1960  Steve Vai - rock guitarist

1959  Amanda Pays - actress

1956  Bjorn Borg - tennis champ

1955  Sandra Bernhard - comedienne, actress

1954  Harvey Fierstein - actor

1951  Dwight Twilley - rock singer

1948  Robert Englund - actor

1945  David Dukes - actor

1944  Peter Albin - bassist, guitar (Big Brother and The Holding Company)

1943  Joe Stampley - country singer

1942  Larry Taylor (Canned Heat)

1939  Gary "U.S." Bonds - singer

1939  Edward Giacomin - Hockey Hall of Famer

1938  Levi Stubbs - singer (Four Tops)

1935  Robert Mitchell - Football Hall of Famer

1935  Dalai Lama - Buddhist religious leader

1932  Billie Whitelaw - actress

1926  Tom Ryan - cartoonist (Tumbleweeds)

1907  Bill Dickey - Baseball Hall of Famer

1898  Walter Abel - actor

1891  Ted Lewis - bandleader

1756  John Trumbull - artist

1755  Nathan Hale - American patriot

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Gemini (The Twins)   Gemini    

(The Twins)

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