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September 17

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004The high-tech motion picture Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow, starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie, debuts in theatres across the US.
 
2004Luxury automaker Jaguar announces plans to eliminate 1,150 jobs at its main production facility in Coventry, England.
 
1999US president Bill Clinton lifts sanctions imposed against North Korea, some 50 years earlier.
 
1991Estonia, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Latvia, Lithuania, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1988Opening ceremonies begin for the Summer Olympics, hosted by Seoul, South Korea.
 
1983Vanessa Williams is crowned Miss America. She would give up her title ix months later when earlier nude photos of her appear in a magazine.
 
1980The corrupt former president of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, is assassinated in Paraguay.
 
1978Following a Camp David meeting, the leaders of Egypt and Israel reach principal agreement towards a middle east peace treaty.
 
1974Bangladesh and Grenada are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1972The TV series M*A*S*H, based on the movie by the same name, debuts on CBS.
 
1961The NFL expansion team, the Minnesota Vikings, play their first regular-season game by crushing the Chicago Bears, 37-13.
 
1957Malaysia is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1920The forefunner of the NFL, the American Professional Football Association is founded in Canton, OH.
 
1862Union forces defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War.
 
1787  At the constitutional convention in Philadelphia, a majority of delegates approve the Constitution of the United States.
 

Born today:

1970  Vinnie - hip-hop singer (Naughty By Nature)

1965  Kyle Chandler - actor


1951
 
Elvira


 Cassandra Peterson - actress (Elvira)

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1950  Fee Waybill - singer (The Tubes)

1948  John Ritter - actor

1947  Jeff MacNelly - cartoonist (Shoe)

1940  LaMont McLemore - singer (5th Dimension)

1938  LeeRoy Yarborough - auto racer

1935  Ken Kesey - author

1931  Anne Bancroft - actress (Oscar® winner, 1962)

1928  Roddy McDowall - actor

1927  George Blanda - NFL quarterback, kicker

1923  Hank Williams - country singer

1907  Warren Burger - US Supreme Court Chief Justice

1900  John Marriott - hotel founder

 

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

(The Virgin)

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