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November 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated after attending a peace rally.
 

1991
Ronald Reagan
The Ronald Reagan Library opens in Simi Valley, California.

(photo credit: NARA)


 
1990 In a prelude to the Gulf War, Iraq declares it would rather go to war rather than end its occupation of Kuwait.
 
1980 Former movie star and California governor Ronald Reagan is elected US president over incumbent president Jimmy Carter.
 
1979 Iranian militants capture the US Embassy in Tehran, and hold several embassy staff hostage.
 

1952
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
Former Army general Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected US president over Democrat challenger Adlai Stevenson.
(photo credit: Times Books)


 
1942 British forces under the command of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery force the Axis to retreat from El Alamein in North Africa, during WWII.
 
1922 Explorers in Egypt discover the entrance to the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
 
1884 Democrat Grover Cleveland, running for the first time, is elected US president.
 
1842   Future US president Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd, in Springfield, IL.
 

Born today:

1971  Shawn Rivera - R&B singer (Az Yet)

1969  Sean 'Puffy' Combs (aka Puff Daddy, P. Diddy) - rapper, producer

1969  Matthew McConaughey - actor

1966  Kool Rock - rapper (Fat Boys)

1963  Andrea McArdle - actress, singer

1962  Ralph Macchio - actor

1950  Markie Post - actress

1946  Robert Mapplethorpe - photographer

1938  Delbert McClinton - singer

1937  Loretta Swit - actress (M*A*S*H)

1930  Doris Roberts - actress

1919  Martin Balsam - actor (Oscar® winner, 1965)

1918  Cameron Mitchell - actor

1918  Art Carney - actor (Oscar® winner, 1974)

1917  Gig Young - actor (Oscar® winner, 1969)

1917  Virginia Field - actress

1916  Walter Cronkite - CBS TV news anchor

1913  Gig Young - actor

1879  Will Rogers - author, humorist

1862  Eden Phillpotts - author

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Scorpio (The Scorpion)   Scorpio    

(The Scorpion)

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