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November 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999Lennox Lewis wins a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.
 
1995A bomb kills seven people, including five Americans, at a military facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
 
1985A huge mudslide buries the city of Armero, Colombia, killing 23,000 people.
 
1982The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC.
 
1977The Al Capp comic strip, Li'l Abner, appears in newspapers for the last time.
 
1974Karen Silkwood, a worker who had complained of unsafe working conditions at the Cimarron plutonium plant in Oklahoma, dies in a mysterious automobile accident.
 
1968The animated feature Yellow Submarine, starring the voices and music of Beatles, premieres.
 
1956Racial segregation on public buses is ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.
 
1945Ethiopia and Panama join the United Nations.
 
1942The US government lowers the minimum military draft age from 21 to 18.
 
1940Walt Disney's animated masterpiece, Fantasia, premieres in New York City.
 
1927The Holland Tunnel, linking New York City with Jersey City, New Jersey, opens to traffic after seven years of construction.
 
1775  US troops capture Montreal, during the American Revolution.
 

Born today:

1968  Steve Zahn - actor

1964  Walter Kibby - trumpeter (Fishbone)

1963  Vinny Testaverde - NFL quarterback

1959  Caroline Goodall - comedienne

1949  Tracy Scoggins - actress

1949  Whoopi Goldberg - actress, comedienne

1947  Joe Mantegna - actor

1941  Mel Stottlemyre - baseball pitcher

1938  Jean Seberg - actress

1934  Garry Marshall - producer, actor

1932  Richard Mulligan - actor

1922  Oskar Werner - actor

1922  Madeleine Sherwood - actress

1916  Jack Elam - actor

1856  Louis D. Brandeis - US Supreme Court associate justice (1916-39)

1850  Robert Louis Stevenson - author

1833  Edwin Booth - actor, Players Club founder

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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