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August 11

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002  Arlington, VA-based US Airways announces it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
 
2000The NTSB releases a transcript from the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir Flight 990, which crashed 10/31/1999 off the New England coast, killing all 217 aboard.
 
1997US president Bill Clinton uses his new line-item veto powers for the first time on a trio of tax and spending bills.
 
1968The Beatles launch their own record label, Apple, part of their new Apple Corps business enterprise.
 
1965An altercation between the California Highway Patrol and two African-American men today touches off a massive, 6-day Watts riot in Los Angeles.
 
1962Soviet cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev blasts off on a 4-day flight aboard Vostok III.
 
1960The Republic of Chad gains its independence from France.
 
1956A car accident claims the life of artist Jackson Pollock in New York.
 
1951The first color broadcast of a baseball doubleheader is made (WCBS-TV, NY City).
 
1934The first boatload of inmates arrive at Alcatraz federal prison, in San Francisco Bay.
 
1919Industralist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie dies at his summer home in Lenox, MA, at age 83.
 

Born today:

1978  Chris Kelly - rapper (Kris Kross)

1968  Chris Dave - R&B drummer (Mint Condition)

1955  Joe Jackson - singer

1953  Hulk Hogan - wrestler, actor

1950  Erik Braunn - guitarist, singer (Iron Butterfly)

1949  Eric Carmen - singer, pianist, rhythm guitarist (The Raspberries, solo)

1943  Jim Kale - bassist (Guess Who)

1942  Mike Hugg - drummer (Manfred Mann)

1933  Jerry Falwell - evangelist, Moral Majority leader

1925  Carl Rowan - broadcast journalist (NBC), author

1925  Mike Douglas - TV host, singer

1921  Alex Haley - author (Roots)

1902  Lloyd Nolan - actor

 

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

(The Lion)

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