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November 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004US president George W. Bush nominates Dr. Condoleezza Rice to succeed Gen. Colin Powell as Secretary of State.
 
1981Actor William Holden dies at age 63.
 
1969The first public display of a moon rock takes place at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.
 
1959The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music premieres on Broadway.
 
1933The US establishes diplomatic relations with the USSR.
 
1914The Federal Reserve Banking Act goes into effect in the US.
 
1907Oklahoma becomes the 46th state of the US.
 
1895Samuel F. Smith, composer of America, dies.
 
1864 General William T. Sherman and his Union army troops begin their March to the Sea during the US Civil War.
 
1801The New York Post newspaper is founded.
 
1776British troops capture Fort Washington during the American Revolution.
 
1532The Inca Empire falls to Pizarro, who promptly claims it for Spain.
 
2348 B.C.    Noah's flood ends.
 

Born today:

1977  Oksana Baiul - figure skater

1977  Maggie Gyllenhaal - actress

1970  Martha Plimpton - actress

1967  Lisa Bonet - actress

1964  Diana Krall - jazz singer (married to singer Elvis Costello)

1964  Dwight Gooden - baseball pitcher

1950  David Leisure - actor

1948  Chi Coltrane - pianist, singer

1935  Elizabeth Drew - author

1931  Bob Gibson - folk singer, songwriter

1928  Clu Gulager - actor

1916  Daws Butler - actor (voice of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound)

1908  Burgess Meredith - actor

1904  Eddie Condon - jazz guitarist

1889  George S. Kaufman - playwright

1873  W.C. Handy - blues composer

   42 A.D.  Tiberius - Roman emperor

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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