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June 17

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000  300,000 Cubans protest against the US holding young Elian Gonzalez.
 
1986President Ronald Reagan announces that US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger will retire.
 
1972A break-in of the Democratic National Committee offices occurs at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC.
 
1969Boris Spasky defeats Tigran Petrosian in Moscow to become world chess champion.
 
1950The first kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Richard Lawler in Chicago.
 
1948Forty-three people aboard a United Air Lines airplane die in a crash near Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.
 
1942The CBS Radio Theatre program, Suspense, debuts.
 
1928Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
 
1885The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City.
 
1856The first national convention of the Republican Party was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
1775The Battle of Bunker Hill occurs near Boston, during the American Revolution.
 

Born today:

1980  Venus Williams - tennis champ

1969  Kevin Thornton - R&B singer (Color Me Badd)

1964  Greg Kinnear - actor

1953  Mark Linn-Baker - actor

1951  Joe Piscopo - comedian, actor

1948  Dave Concepcion - baseball player

1946  Barry Manilow - singer, pianist

1942  Norm Kuhlke - drummer (The Swinging Blue Jeans)

1940  Bobby Bell - football player

1937  Peter Lupus - actor (Mission: Impossible)

1914  John Hersey - author

1910  Red Foley - country singer, songwriter

1904  Ralph Bellamy - actor

1882  Igor Stravinsky - classical composer

 

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

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