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December 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1994Two are killed and five wounded when a gunman opens fire at two Boston area abortion clinics.
 
1994  US Army pilot Bobby Hall is free, some 13 days after his helicopter is downed by North Korea (co-pilot David Hilemon died in the crash).
 
1993Israel and the Vatican agree to recognize each other.
 
1980NBC cancels The Wonderful World of Disney, the longest-running prime time TV show in history. (Disney now owns rival TV network ABC.)
 
1972The US stops the bombing of North Vietnam.
 
1953Electronics manufacturer Admiral unveils the first color television set for consumers, priced at a modest $1,175.
 
1948Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate opens on Broadway.
 
1947King Michael of Romania abdicates the throne, but makes it clear that he was forced out by Communists.
 
1936The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint, MI.
 
1922Vladimir Lenin establishes the USSR.
 
1911Sun Yat-sen is elected as the first president of the Republic of China.
 
1903600 people die in a fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago.
 
1853  The US purchases 30,000 square miles of land from Mexico in what is now southern New Mexico and Arizona. The Gadsden Purchase costs the US $10 million.
 

Born today:

1979  Tyrese - singer

1976  Meredith Monroe - actress (Dawson's Creek)

1975  Tiger Woods - golf champ

1969  Jay Kay - singer (Jamiroquai)

1961  Ben Johnson - track star (1988 100 meter world record holder)

1959  Tracey Ullman - actress, singer

1957  Matt Lauer - newscaster, talk show host (Today)

1956  Suzy Bogguss - country singer

1956  Patricia Kalember - actress

1955  Sheryl Lee Ralph - actress

1947  Jeff Lynne - singer, guitarist (Electric Light Orchestra)

1946  Patti Smith - singer

1946  Davy Jones - singer (The Monkees)

1942  Michael Nesmith - singer, guitarist (The Monkees)

1942  Fred Ward - actor

1939  Del Shannon - singer

1938  Joseph Bologna - actor

1937  John Hartford - singer

1935  Sandy Koufax - baseball Hall of Fame pitcher

1934  Russ Tamblyn - actor

1931  Skeeter Davis - singer

1930  Jack Lord - actor (Hawaii Five-O)

1928  Bo Diddley - singer, guitarist

1914  Bert Parks - radio/TV host

1867  Simon Guggenheim - philanthropist

1865  Rudyard Kipling - author (The Jungle Book)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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