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June 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000Actress Nancy Marchand dies in Stratford, Connecticut, at age 71.
 
1983  Sally Ride becomes the first US woman in space, aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
 
1967Don Wilson pitches a no-hitter as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Boston Red Sox, 2-0.
 
1928Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, with a 21-hour solo flight from Newfoundland to Wales.
 
1898The Steel Pier boardwalk opens at Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
1873Suffragist Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
 
1855The Sault St. Marie Canal, connecting Lakes Huron and Superior, opens.
 
1815Napoleon Bonaparte's troops are defeated by the French at Waterloo, Belgium.
 
1812The US declares war on Great Britain, beginning the War of 1812.
 
1778American forces enter Philadelphia as the British withdraw during the American Revolution.
 
1541Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto crosses the Mississippi River.
 

Born today:

1971  Nathan Morris - R&B singer (Boyz II Men)

1966  Sandy Alomar - baseball player

1957  Tom Bailey - singer (Thompson Twins)

1953  Jerome Smith - guitarist (KC and The Sunshine Band)

1952  Isabella Rossellini - actress, model

1952  Carol Kane - actress

1942  Paul McCartney: McCartney II (EMI)  


Paul McCartney - singer, bassist (The Beatles, Wings)
(photo credit: EMI)
 

1942  Roger Ebert - movie critic

1939  Lou Brock - baseball player

1924  George Mikan - basketball player

1917  Richard Boone - actor

1913  Sylvia Porter - author

1913  Sammy Cahn - composer

1910  E.G. Marshall - actor

1904  Keye Luke - actor

1886  George Mallory - Mount Everest> explorer

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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