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June 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007A baby manta ray is born at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Tokyo; the first manta ever born in captivity.
 
2000The mega-merger of local phone companies Bell Atlantic and GTE is approved.
 
1996Sportscaster Mel Allen dies in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 83.
 

1977
Leonid Brezhnev
 Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1977Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun dies at age 65.
 
1963Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, aboard Vostok Six.
 
1961Ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.
 
1952Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.
 
1903The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
 
1893F.W. Rueckheim introduces Cracker Jack® candy at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago's First World Fair.
 
1884The first roller coaster in the US begins operation at Coney Island, NY.
 
1858  Abraham Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Illinois.
 

Born today:

1971  Tupac Shakur - rapper

1955  Laurie Metcalf - actress

1952  Gino Vannelli - singer

1951  Roberto Duran - boxer

1950  James Smith - R&B singer (The Stylistics)

1945  Ian Matthews - guitarist, singer (Fairport Convention, Matthew's Southern Comfort)

1943  Joan Van Ark - actress

1942  Eddie Levert - singer (The O'Jays)

1941  Lamont Dozier - songwriter, singer

1939  Corin Redgrave - actor

1939  Billy 'Crash' Craddock - country singer

1937  Erich Segal - author

1917  Katherine Graham - newspaper publisher (The Washington Post)

1910  Jack Albertson - actor (Oscar® winner, 1968)

1890  Stan Laurel - actor, comedian

 

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

(The Twins)

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