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July 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, second movie in the Disney trilogy, starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, premieres in England and Australia.
 
1998Cowboy actor and singer Roy Rogers dies in Apple Valley, California, at age 86.
 
1981E.I. Dupont announces they are purchasing Conoco for $7%20 billion.
 
1971Trumpeter and singer Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong dies at age 69.
 
1957Althea Gibson becomes the first Native American woman to win the Wimbledon singles tennis title.
 
1932The cost of a US first class letter jumps an astonishing 50% (to 3 cents).
 
1919A British dirigible makes the first airship crossing of the Atlantic, landing at Roosevelt Field in New York.
 
1885Scientist Louis Pasteur successfully tests his rabies vaccine on a boy bitten by a rabid dog.
 
1777British troops capture Fort Ticonderoga, New York, during the American Revolution.
 
1483Richard III is crowned king of England, succeeding his nephew, Edward V.
Did you know? Richard would be the last English king to die in battle (Battle of Bosworth Field [1485]).

 
1266  Norway cedes Man and Hebrides Islands to Scotland.
 

Born today:

1978  Tamara Mowry - actress

1978  Tia Mowry - actress

1976  50 cent (Curtis Jackson) - rapper

1959  Jon Keeble - drummer (Spandau Ballet)

1953  Nanci Griffith - singer

1952  Shelley Hack - actress

1952  Grant Goodeve - actor, TV host

1946  Sylvester Stallone - actor, screenwriter

1946  Fred Dryer - football player, actor

1945  Burt Ward - actor

1945  James Naughton - actor

1945  Rik Elswit - guitarist (Dr. Hook)

1937  Ned Beatty - actor

1931  Della Reese - actress

1927  Pat Paulsen - comedian

1927  Janet Leigh - actress; mother of actress Jamie Lee Curtis

1927  Bill Haley - singer (Bill Haley and His Comets)

1925  Merv Griffin - entertainer, TV host, producer

1924  Darrell Royal - football player, coach

1921  Nancy Reagan - actress, wife of 40th US president Ronald Reagan

1918  Sebastian Cabot - actor

1915  LaVerne Andrews - singer (The Andrews Sisters)

1909  Andrei Gromyko - Russian president

1832  Maximilian - Emperor of Mexico

1747  John Paul Jones - US naval hero

 

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

(The Crab)

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