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June 9

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000  Harlem Renaissance painter Jacob Lawrence dies in Seattle, Washington, at age 82.
 
1999Yugoslav and NATO generals sign a Kosovo peace pact, ending 78 days of NATO airstrikes.
 
1993Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada.
 
1986 The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster that claimed the lives of seven astronauts.
 
1980Comedian Richard Pryor suffers severe burns in a drug mishap and is hospitalized for two months.
 
1973Secretariat becomes the first horse racing Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes.
 
1969The Senate confirms the appointment of Warren Burger as chief justice of the US Supreme Court.
 
1959The first ballistic missile submarine, the USS George Washington, is launched.
 
1953100 people die when a tornado strikes Worcester, MA.
 
1940Norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II.
 
1870Author Charles Dickens dies in England.
 
    68Nero, Emperor of Rome, commits suicide.
 

Born today:

1981  Natalie Portman - actress

1950  Dean Dinning - bassist (Toad the Wet Sprocket)

1963  Johnny Depp - actor

1961  Michael J. Fox - actor

1950  Trevor Bolder - bassist (Uriah Heep)

1941  Jon Lord - keyboardist (Deep Purple)

1939  David Hobbs - auto racer

1934 Jackie Wilson - singer

1934  Jackie Mason - comedian, actor

1930  Marvin Kalb - NBC journalist

1922  George Axelrod - playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

1916  Les Paul - jazz/pop guitarist

1916  Robert McNamara - former US Secretary of State

1908  Robert Cummings - actor

1900  Fred Waring - bandleader, blender inventor

1891  Cole Porter - songwriter

1791  John Payne - songwriter

1781  George Stephenson - steam locomotive inventor

1672  Peter the Great - Russian Emperor

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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