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December 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is arrested in a farmhouse near his hometown of Tikrit. Hussein had been in hiding since the Allied liberation began the previous March 20.
 
2003Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti marries his producer Nicoletta Mantovani in the singer's hometown of Modena, Italy.
 
1999Brazil's second effort to launch an earth satellite fails when the second stage of the rocket booster doesn't ignite; the rocket is destroyed three minutes after launch.
 
1978Production of the Susan B. Anthony US dollar coin begins.
 
1961American primitive artist Grandma Moses dies at age 101.
 
1947The Maine Turnpike officially opens to traffic.
 
1941Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria, during WWII.
 
1928The George Gershwin musical, An American in Paris, premieres at Carnegie Hall in New York.
 
1924Actor Clark Gable marries his acting coach, Josephine Dillon.
 

1918
Woodrow Wilson
 Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US president to visit France while in office.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1819The town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is incorporated.
 
1769New Hampshire's Dartmouth College receives its charter from King George III of England.
 
1642Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers New Zealand.
 
1557  Explorer Sir Francis Drake leaves England to sail around the world.
 

Born today:

1967  Jamie Foxx - comedian, actor

1954  John Anderson - country singer

1950  Wendie Malick - actress (Just Shoot Me)

1949  Tom Verlaine - guitarist, singer (Television)

1949  Randy Owen - guitarist, singer (Alabama)

1948  Ted Nugent - guitarist, singer (Damn Yankees, Amboy Dukes)

1948  Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter - guitarist (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan)

1941  John Davidson - singer, actor

1929  Christopher Plummer - actor

1925  Dick Van Dyke - actor

1920  George Shultz - US Secretary of State (1982-88)

1910  Van Heflin - actor (Oscar® winner, 1942)

1903  Carlos Montoya - flamenco guitarist

1818  Mary Todd Lincoln - wife of 16th US president Abraham Lincoln

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Sagittarius (The Archer)   Sagittarius    

(The Archer)

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