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August 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


2000
George W. Bush: Portrait of a Leader (Karen Hughes)
At the Republican national convention in Philadelphia, George W. Bush accepts his party's nomination for US president.
(photo credit: Tyndale House)

 
1983   Bowie Kuhn resigns, after 14 years as Commissioner of major league baseball.
 


1971
Paul McCartney: McCartney II (EMI)  
Following the breakup of The Beatles, Paul McCartney forms a new band, Wings, which includes his wife, Linda, as well as former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.
(photo credit: EMI)


 
1966 Comedian Lenny Bruce dies of a drug overdose.
 
1963 The Beatles begin to attract such large audiences that they are selling out larger venues; today they play the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, for the last time.
 
1958 The USS Nautilus (the first nuclear submarine) passes under the North Pole.
 
1949 The National Basketball Association (NBA) is formed.
 
1943 A private in an army hospital in Sicily is slapped by US General George Patton, accusing the soldier of cowardice.
 
1936 The US State Department strongly advises US residents in Spain to leave because of the Spanish Civil War.
 
1923 Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as the 30th US president, following the death of Warren G. Harding.
 
1914 Germany declares war on France, during WWI.
 
1776 The gathering of signatures begins for the Declaration of Independence, at the Continental Congress.
 
1492 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on a voyage that would lead him to the Americas.

Born today:

1979  Evangeline Lilly - actress (Lost)

1971  Spinderella - deejay, rapper (Salt 'N' Pepa)

1966  Dean Sams - keyboardist (Lonestar)

1963  James Hetfield - guitarist, singer (Metallica)

1963  Ed Roland - singer, guitarist (Collective Soul)

1959  John McGinley - actor

1952  Jay North - actor (Dennis the Menace)

1951  Johnny Graham - guitarist (Earth, Wind and Fire)

1950  John Landis - film director

1949  B.B. Dickerson - bassist (War)

1941  Martha Stewart - family living/style expert

1941  Beverly Lee - singer (Shirelles)

1940  Martin Sheen - actor

1937  Steven Berkoff - actor

1926  Tony Bennett - singer

1924  Leon Uris - author

1918  Les Elgart - trumpeter, bandleader

1910  John Gunther - author

1900  Ernie Pyle - war correspondent, honored on US postage stamp

1900  John Scopes - teacher, convicted for teaching evolution in highschool

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Leo (The Lion)   Leo    

(The Lion)

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