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July 2

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004 Actor Marlon Brando dies in Los Angeles of lung disease at age 80.
 
1997 Actor Jimmy Stewart dies in Beverly Hills, California, at age 89.
 
1994 A US-Air DC-9 jet crashes at Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 37 people.
 
1976 The US Supreme Court confirms the death penalty, as it is not "inherently cruel or unusual."
 


1973
Grank Funk Railroad: We're An American Band (Capitol)  
Capitol Records releases the single We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad. (The song would later reach #1 on the US Top 40 singles chart.)
(photo credit: Capitol)


 
1964 The Civil Rights Act is signed by President Lyndon Johnson, making racial discrimination illegal in the US.
 
1961 Author Ernest Hemingway commits suicide, at age 61.
 
1955 The Lawrence Welk Show premieres on ABC-TV.
 
1937 Aviatrix Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan vanish somewhere over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
 
1933 New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell throws a shutout in two complete, back-to-back games of a baseball doubleheader.
 
1890 The Sherman Antitrust Act is passed by the US Congress.
 
1881 US president James A. Garfield is shot and mortally wounded at the Washington, DC, railroad station.
 
1857   The first elevated railway -- soon nicknamed "the El" -- begins operation in New York City.
 

Born today:

1970  Yancy Butler - actress

1965  Dave Parsons - bassist (Bush)

1964  Jose Canseco - baseball player

1961  Jimmy McNichol - actor

1956  Jerry Hall - model, actress, former wife of rocker Mick Jagger

1954  Pete Briquette - bassist, singer (Boomtown Rats)

1952  Cheryl Ladd - actress, 70's poster babe

1952  Johnny Colla - sax player (Huey Lewis and The News)

1951  Joe Puerta - bassist (Bruce Hornsby and The Range, Ambrosia)

1946  Ron Silver - actor

1939  Paul Williams - singer (The Temptations)

1937  Richard Petty - former NASCAR auto racer (car #43)

1932  Dave Thomas - Wendy's restaurants founder

1931  Imelda Marcos - First Lady of The Philippines, owned hundreds of pairs of shoes

1922  Dan Rowan - comedian (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In)

1908  Thurgood Marshall - first African-American US Supreme Court Justice (1967-91)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Cancer (The Crab)   Cancer    

(The Crab)

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