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June 11

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001   Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is executed at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
 
1999 Mike Myers stars in the spy comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, opening in theaters across the US.
 
1993 Steven Spielberg's jaw-dropping dinosaur epic Jurassic Park opens in theaters across the US.
 
1991 Mt. Pinatubo erupts, covering portions of the Philippines with mud and ash.
 
1967 Israel and Syria accept terms of a U.N. cease-fire.
 


1963
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Tapes (Jerden)
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for attempts to integrate Florida restaurants.
(photo credit: Jerden Records


 
1930 William Beebe sets a deepwater dive record of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda in a bathysphere (diving chamber).
 
1903 King Alexander and Queen Draga of Belgrade are assassinated by members of the Serbian army.
 
1895 Charles E. Duryea receives the first US patent to an American inventor for a gas-powered automobile.
 
1798 Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.
 
1509 England's King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon.
 

Born today:

1978  Joshua Jackson - actor (Dawson's Creek, The Mighty Ducks)

1965  Pamela Gidley - actress

1956  Joe Montana - NFL quarterback

1952  Donnie Van Zandt - singer (.38 Special)

1951  Bonnie Pointer - singer (Pointer Sisters)

1946  John Lawton - rock singer (Uriah Heep)

1945  Adrienne Barbeau - actress

1940  Joey Dee - singer (Joey Dee and The Starliters)

1939  Jackie Stewart - auto racer

1936  Chad Everett - actor

1935  Gene Wilder - actor

1913  Vince Lombardi - Green Bay Packers coach

1910  Jacques Cousteau - oceanographer

1880  Jeannette Rankin - first elected US Congresswoman

1864  Richard Strauss - composer

 

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

(The Twins)

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