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July 20

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004Warner Brothers releases a 5-disc boxed set by the Faces, entitled Five Guys Walk Into A Bar.
 
2000Two former Utah Olympic officials are indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly bribing other officials to bring the 2002 games to Salt Lake City.
 
1983ABC News anchor Frank Reynolds dies at age 59, and is succeeded by Peter Jennings.
 
1976The NASA spacecraft Viking One makes a successful landing on Mars.
 
1973Actor-martial arts expert Bruce Lee dies in a Hong Kong apartment.
 
1969  Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the surface of the moon.
 
1951King Abdullah Ibn Hussein of Jordan is assassinated in Jerusalem.
 
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first US president nominated for a fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago.
 
1944High-ranking Nazi officers fail in their attempt to blow up Adolf Hitler at his headquarters in Rastenburg, Germany.
 
1942The first group of WACs begins their basic training at Ft. Des Moines, IA, during WWII.
 
1871British Columbia becomes a Canadian province.
 
1810Colombia declares its independence from Spain.
 

Born today:

1969  Josh Holloway - actor (Lost)

1966  Stone Gossard - guitarist (Pearl Jam)

1964  Chris Cornell - singer, drummer (Soundgarden)

1958  Mick McNeil - keyboardist (Simple Minds)

1957  Donna Dixon - actress

1956  Paul Cook - drummer (Sex Pistols)

1947  Carlos Santana - guitarist

1945  Kim Carnes - singer

1943  John Lodge - singer, guitarist (Moody Blues)

1938  Natalie Wood - actress

1938  Diana Rigg - actress

1936  Butch Baird - golf champ

1929  Mike Ilitch - Detroit Red Wings hockey team owner

1919  Edmund Hillary - first person to climb Mount Everest

1890  Theda Bara - actress

 

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

(The Crab)

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