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September 10

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002Switzerland is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1998The FDA grants its approval to Aventis Pharmaceuticals for their rheumatoid arthritis treatment product, Arava (leflunomide).
 
1990Iran and Iraq agree to resume full diplomatic ties with one another.
 


1987
Pope John Paul II

 Pope John Paul II arrives in Miami to begin a 10 day tour of the US.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 
1983John Vorster, former prime minister of South Africa, dies in Cape Town at age 67.
 
1982Pete Rose breaks Hank Aaron's National League record by playing in his 3,077th baseball game.
 
1972Heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton, redeeming his loss to Norton in their previous encounter.
 
1972Chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers retires from pro football.
 
1971Shoe-slapping statesman Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier of Russia, dies.
 
1967Residents of Gibraltar vote to remain British and not return to Spain.
 
1955The western series Gunsmoke debuts on CBS-TV for the first of 20 seasons.
 
1939Canada declares war on Germany during WWII.
 


1849
Edwin Booth
 Edwin Booth makes his acting debut. His brother, John Wilkes Booth, would later assassinate US president Abraham Lincoln.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1846Elias Howe receives a US patent for his hand-crank sewing machine.
 
1813The Americans defeat the British naval forces in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
 
1543  DeSoto's expedition returns to Mexico.
 
312 BC Grecian calendar begins.
 

Born today:

1966  Robin Goodridge - rock drummer (Bush)

1960  Siobhan Fahey - singer (Bananarama)

1960  Colin Firth - actor

1960  David Lowery - singer, guitarist (Cracker)

1958  Chris Columbus - film director

1956  Johnnie Fingers - keyboardist, singer (The Boomtown Rats)

1955  Pat Mostelotto - rock drummer (Mr. Mister)

1953  Amy Irving - actress

1950  Joe Perry - rock guitarist (Aerosmith)

1950  Don Powell - rock drummer (Slade)

1948  Bob Lanier - pro basketball Hall of Famer

1948  Margaret Trudeau - author; wife of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

1948  Charlie Waters - football star

1947  Larry Nelson - golf champ

1946  James Hines - sprinter (1968 Olympic Gold medalist)

1945  Jose Feliciano - singer, guitarist

1942  Danny Hutton - singer (Three Dog Night)

1937  Tommy Overstreet - country singer

1934  Charles Kuralt - radio/TV journalist

1934  Roger Maris - baseball great

1929  Arnold Palmer - golf champ

1924  Ted Kluszewski - baseball player

1915  Edmond O'Brien - actor

1914  Robert Wise - film director

1907  Fay Wray - actress

1839  Isaac Funk - publisher (Funk and Wagnall Dictionary)

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Virgo (The Virgin)   Virgo    

(The Virgin)

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