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September 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2009American folksinger Mary Travers (Peter, Paul, and Mary) dies at age 72.
 
2007One-Two-Go Airlines Flight 269 crashes in Thailand, killing 89 of the 128 people onboard.
 
1999Hurricane Floyd hits the east coast of the US, killing more than 50 people and causing over $1 billion in property damage.
 
1988Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds pitches only the 12th perfect game in baseball history.
 
1980Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
 
1977Opera singer Maria Callas dies in Paris at age 53.
 
1975Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
 
1968CBS-TV pulls the plug on The Andy Griffith Show, after eight seasons on the air.
 
1966The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City.
 
1955Civil war begins in Argentina.
 
1920A bomb explodes on Wall Street in New York City, killing 38 people.
 
1919The American Legion is incorporated by an act of Congress.
 
1908Auto maker General Motors is incorporated.
 
1893Oklahoma's Cherokee Strip opens for homesteading.
 
1848Astronomer William Cranch Bond discovers Saturn's moon, Hyperion.
 
1782The Great Seal of the United States is first used.
 
1630  Shawmut, Massachusetts, becomes the town of Boston.
 

Born today:

2005  Jalilah bint Ali - Princess of Jordan

1982  Jake Roche - actor

1981  Alexis Bledel - actress

1969  Marc Anthony - singer

1964  Molly Shannon - comedienne, actress

1963  Richard Marx - singer

1958  Jennifer Tilly - actress

1958  Orel Hershiser - baseball pitcher

1956  David Copperfield - magician

1955  Robin Yount - baseball player

1950  David Bellamy - singer (Bellamy Brothers)

1949  Ed Begley, Jr. - actor

1948  Susan Ruttan - actress

1948  Kenny Jones - rock drummer (Small Faces, The Who)

1944  Betty Kelly - singer (Martha and the Vandellas)

1943  Bernie Calvert - bassist (The Hollies)

1934  Elgin Baylor - basketball player

1930  Anne Francis - actress

1927  Jack Kelly - actor

1927  Peter Falk - actor

1925  B.B. King - blues musician, singer

1925  Charlie Byrd - jazz guitarist

1924  Lauren Bacall - actress

1914  Allen Funt - TV host (Candid Camera)

1875  J.C. Penney - catalog merchant

 

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

(The Virgin)

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