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October 9

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007 GuitarCenter.com
Music retailer Guitar Center completes its $2.1 billion merger with affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC.
 
2003 A redesigned US $20 bill, incorporating a host of anti-counterfeiting measures, goes into circulation.
 
2003 Roxio announces that Napster version 2.0 will debut on October 29th as a pay-per-download music service.
 


2001
Snow White and trhe Seven Dwarfs (Disney)
Disney releases the animated classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Platinum Edition), on DVD.
(photo credit: Disney)

 

1989 Tass, the official Soviet news agency, reports that a spaceship, with a crew of three extra-terrestrials, lands in a city park in Voronezh.
 
1985 Hijackers of the cruise liner Achille Lauro surrender after the ship arrives in Port Said, Egypt.
 
1970 Cambodia becomes the Khmer Republic.
 
1963 Uganda becomes a republic.
 
1936 Generators at Hoover Dam begin transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
 
1914 Antwerp, Belgium, falls to the Germans.
 
1888 The Washington Monument opens to the public for the first time.
 
1871 The Great Chicago Fire runs out of fuel and burns out.
 
1776 Spanish missionaries first settle in what is now San Francisco, California.
 
1701 The Collegiate School of Connecticut is chartered in New Haven. It was later renamed to Yale University.
 
1635 Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views; he later founded Rhode Island.
 
1000   Leif Ericson lands in North America.
 

Born today:

1981  Zachery Ty Bryan - actor

1969  PJ Harvey - singer

1959  Michael Pare - actor

1958  Mike Singletary - football player

1955  Scott Bakula - actor (Star Trek: Enterprise)

1951  Robert Wuhl - actor

1950  Brian Downing - baseball player

1948  Jackson Browne - singer, songwriter

1944  John Entwistle - bassist (The Who)

1940  John Lennon - singer, songwriter (The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band)

1933  Orville Moody - golf champ

1914  Edward Andrews - actor

1903  Walter O'Malley - LA Dodgers owner

1891  Otto Schnering - Curtiss Candy Co. founder

1890  Aimee Semple McPherson - evangelist (Foursquare Gospel Church founder)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Libra (The Scales)   Libra    

(The Scales)

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