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July 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003 Grammy®-winning singer Barry White dies in Los Angeles of complications from high blood pressure and kidney failure at age 58.
 
1996 Russian president Boris Yeltsin is re-elected.
 
1986 The newly refurbished Statue of Liberty is unveiled in a lavish ceremony in New York.
 
1986 Ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov becomes a US citizen.
 


1972
Hank Aaron (Greenwood Press)  
Hank Aaron earns the 2,000th RBI of his career, with a home run off Houston's Jim York.
(photo credit: Greenwood Press)


 
1971 Jim Morrison, rock singer for The Doors, dies in Paris at age 27.
 
1962 Algeria declares its independence from France.
 
1940 Abbott and Costello begin their comedy show on the NBC radio network.
 
1930 The US Veterans Administration is created by an act of Congress.
 
1890 Idaho becomes the 43rd state to join the US.
 
1863 Confederate troops retreat, ending the Battle of Gettysburg, during the US Civil War.
 
1819 The first US bank opens in New York City.
 
1776 Maryland declares its independence from England.
 


1775
George Washington
 General George Washington takes command of colonial troops at Cambridge,
 Massachusetts.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1608   Samuel de Champlain founds the Canadian city of Quebec.
 

Born today:

1976  Shane Lynch - singer (Boyzone)

1969  Kevin Hearn - keyboardist, accordianist (Barenaked Ladies)

1962  Hunter Tylo - actress

1962  Tom Cruise - actor

1961  Vince Clarke - keyboardist (DePeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure)

1957  Laura Branigan - singer

1956  Montel Williams - talk show host

1949  Jan Smithers - actress (WKRP in Cincinnati)

1948  Paul Barrere - guitarist (Little Feat)

1947  Dave Barry - humorist

1947  Betty Buckley - actress

1945  Johnny Lee - country singer

1945  Michael Cole - actor (The Mod Squad)

1942  Kurtwood Smith - actor

1927  Ken Russell - film director

1906  George Sanders - actor (Oscar® winner, 1950)

1878  George M. Cohan - actor, singer, songwriter

1738  John Singleton Copley - artist

 

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

(The Crab)

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