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September 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2008 Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in US history.
 
2004 The Ramones guitarist and co-founder, Johnny Ramone (John Cummings), dies of prostate cancer in Los Angeles at age 55.
 
1999 Shortly after US charges of money laundering, former Mexican prosecuting attorney, Mario Ruiz Massieu, is found dead in New Jersey of an apparent suicide.
 
1989 Author Robert Penn Warren dies in Vermont, at age 84.
 
1983 Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns from office.
 
1982 The USA Today newspaper is published for the first time.
 
1981 Vanuatu is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1979 Boston Red Sox slugger Bob Watson becomes the first major league baseball player to hit for the cycle in both leagues.
 
1972 Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's Phoenix album.
(The album would later peak at #7 on the US album sales chart.)

 
1950 US Marines land at Inchon, Korea.
 
1935 The Nazis adopt the swastika as the official symbol of the Third Reich.
 
1821 Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua all gain their independence.
 
1864 John Speke, discoverer of the headwaters of the Nile, dies in a hunting accident.
 
1807 Aaron Burr, US politician and adventurer, is acquitted of charges of treason.
 
1789 The US Department of Foreign Affairs gets a new name: the Department of State.
 
1159   Alexander III is crowned Pope.
 

Born today:

1996  Jake Cherry - actor

1986  Heidi Montag - singer, TV personality

1984  Prince Harry - son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles of England

1969  Kay Gee - rap DJ (Naughty By Nature)

1961  Dan Marino - NFL quarterback

1960  Mitch Dorge - drummer (Crash Test Dummies)

1946  Tommy Lee Jones - actor (Oscar® winner, 1993)

1946  Oliver Stone - film director (Oscar® winner, 1986, 1989)

1945  Lee Dorman - rock bassist (Iron Butterfly)

1941  Les Braid - bassist, keyboardist (The Swinging Blue Jeans)

1940  Merlin Olsen - football player, actor

1938  Gaylord Perry - baseball pitcher

1927  Norm Crosby - comedian

1922  Jackie Cooper - actor

1903  Roy Acuff - country singer

1890  Agatha Christie - mystery author

1879  William Howard Taft - 27th US president (1909-13)

1879  James Fenimore Cooper - author

 

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

(The Virgin)

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