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On this day in 2000: Toronto Blue Jays signs Carlos Delgado to a Major League record four-year $68 million contract.
On this day in 1994: In Coleman, Michigan, USA a meteorite penetrates the roof of a house.
On this day in 1991: In Northern India, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurs. Two events about 1.6 seconds apart. At least 2,000 people killed, more than 1,800 injured and 18,000 buildings destroyed.
On this day in 1991: Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black.
On this day in 1991: The Harare Declaration lays down the membership criteria for the Commonwealth of Nations.
On this day in 1991: The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.
On this day in 1990: Brian Jewell, teenager in New Jersey, dies of accidental hanging while playing the part of a hanged man for a haunted hayride.
On this day in 1990: Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland Athletics in four games in the 87th World Series.
On this day in 1990: Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq).
On this day in 1989: US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings.
On this day in 1988: Reggie Rogers, Detroit Lions' number one pick, kills three by driving intoxicated.
On this day in 1988: Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on Irish Republican Army.
On this day in 1988: Gastineau sacks New York Jets, retires from football for personal reasons.
On this day in 1988: Los Angeles first to have both NBA and baseball champions as Los Angeles Dodgers beat Oakland Athletics, four games to one in 85th World Series.
On this day in 1988: Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 Steet subway station (New York City).
On this day in 1987: Ten die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis, Indiana.
On this day in 1987: New York subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to six months in jail.
On this day in 1986: The US Mint launches the American Eagle 0.9167 fine gold bullion coin program.
On this day in 1986: In the Kermadec Islands region, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurs.
On this day in 1984: New York Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals.
On this day in 1984: The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.
On this day in 1982: During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem at least 63 people are crushed to death.
On this day in 1982: Billy Martin fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.
On this day in 1982: The Saint Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 in Game 7, winning the World Series.
On this day in 1982: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 to win their 9th World Series Championship.
On this day in 1979: John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston, Massachusetts.
On this day in 1979: The John F Kennedy library is opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
On this day in 1973: Arab oil producers impose total oil embargo on USA.
On this day in 1973: US President Richard Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of first half century.
On this day in 1973: William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty.
On this day in 1973: Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox dismissed by Solicitor General Bork, Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Ruckelshaus resign.
On this day in 1973: The Six Million Dollar Man premieres on ABC.
On this day in 1973: The Saturday Night Massacre: President Nixon fires Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.
On this day in 1973: The Sydney Opera House opens.
On this day in 1972: Harlow Shapley, discoverer of the Sun's position in the galaxy, dies.
On this day in 1971: The Nepal stock exchange collapses.
On this day in 1955: New York Yankees begin 16-game exhibition in Japan.
On this day in 1955: Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings
On this day in 1954: Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 1939, 1940), dies at age 51.
On this day in 1951: The Johnny Bright Incident occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma
On this day in 1911: Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole.
On this day in 1906: William Buck Ewing hall of fame catcher (New York Giants), dies at age 67.
On this day in 1906: Dr Lee DeForest demonstrates his radio tube.
On this day in 1898: NC Mutual and Provident Insurance Company forms.
On this day in 1891: First International six day bike race (New York Madison Square Gardens) begins.
On this day in 1888: Chicago and All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, New Zealand.
On this day in 1883: Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile.
On this day in 1883: Peru and Chile signed the Treaty of Anc=n, by which the Tarapac province was ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru's involvement in the War of the Pacific.
On this day in 1870: In Canada, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurs, centered between Montreal and Quebec in the Saint Lawrence Valley. The shock was felt over an area estimated to be at least a million square miles including Sault Sainte Marie.
On this day in 1827: Battle of Navarino - a combined Turkish and Egyptian armada is destroyed by an allied British, French, and Russian naval force in the port of Navarino in Pylos, Greece. The most important result of this battle is the end of the Greek Liberation War and the affirmation of independence of modern Greece.
On this day in 1810: Jean Baptiste Bernadotte arrives in Sweden, converts to the Lutheran faith, and is given the name Prince Karl Johan.
On this day in 1803: US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
On this day in 1803: United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
On this day in 1785: The Connecticut General Court authorizes coining up to 10,000 pounds of copper coins with an emblem of Liberty.
On this day in 1781: Patent of Tolerance, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
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Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx) was born on this day in 1976.
Dannii Minogue, Australian-born singer was born on this day in 1971.
Snoop Dogg, American rapper was born on this day in 1971.
Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league player was born on this day in 1969.
Juan Gonzalez, baseball player was born on this day in 1969.
Stefan Raab, German entertainer was born on this day in 1966.
Allan Donald, South African cricketer was born on this day in 1966.
Fred Coury in Johnston City, New York, USA; rocker (Cinderella - Heartbreak Station) was born on this day in 1966.
William Zabka, American actor was born on this day in 1965.
Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut was born on this day in 1963.
Michie Tomizawa, Japanese Voice Actress was born on this day in 1961.
Ian Rush, Welsh footballer was born on this day in 1961.
Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d 2004) was born on this day in 1960.
Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author was born on this day in 1958.
Viggo Mortensen, American actor was born on this day in 1958.
Dave Finlay, Northern Irish professional wrestler was born on this day in 1958.
Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist was born on this day in 1958.
Scott Hall, American professional wrestler was born on this day in 1958.
Ivo Pogorelich in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; pianist (1978 Casagrande winner) was born on this day in 1958.
Mark King; bass/vocalist (Level 42 - Standing in the Light) was born on this day in 1958.
Danny Boyle, English film director was born on this day in 1956.
Aaron Pryor, American boxer was born on this day in 1955.
Tom Petty in Gainesville, Florida, USA; singer (Heartbreakers - Refugee) was born on this day in 1953.
Keith Hernandez in San Francisco, California, USA; New York Mets' first baseman (nine golden gloves) was born on this day in 1953.
Claudio Ranieri, Italian football player and manager was born on this day in 1951.
Tom Petty, American musician was born on this day in 1950.
Valeri Borzov, Ukrainian athlete was born on this day in 1949.
Wayne Collett; American 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972) was born on this day in 1949.
Valery Borzov in the USSR; 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972) was born on this day in 1949.
Andrei Suraikin in the USSR; pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972) was born on this day in 1948.
Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian writer, Nobel Prize laureate was born on this day in 1946.
David Mancuso, American disc jockey was born on this day in 1944.
Christiane Nnsslein-Volhard, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was born on this day in 1942.
Earl Hindman, American actor (d 2003) was born on this day in 1942.
Kathy Kirby, British singer was born on this day in 1940.
Iain MacMillan, Abbey Road Photographer (d 2006) was born on this day in 1938.
Juan Marichal, baseball player was born on this day in 1937.
Wanda Jackson in Maud, Oklahoma, USA; country singer (Let's Have a Party) was born on this day in 1937.
Juan Marichal; baseball pitcher (San Francisco Giants) was born on this day in 1937.
Jerry Orbach, American actor (d 2004) was born on this day in 1935.
Rosey Brown, American football player (d 2004) was born on this day in 1932.
Roosevelt Brown in Virginia, USA; NFL hall of fame tackle (New York Giants) was born on this day in 1932.
Mickey Mantle, baseball player (d 1995) was born on this day in 1931.
Mickey Mantle; American baseball player (New York Yankees), home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown) (dies 1995) was born on this day in 1931.
Joyce Brothers, American psychologist and television personality was born on this day in 1928.
Ursula Happe in Germany; 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956) was born on this day in 1926.
Art Buchwald, American newspaper columnist was born on this day in 1925.
Robert Craft in Kingston, New York, USA; conductor, Stravinsky-follower was born on this day in 1923.
John Anderson Clayton Illinois; actor (Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp) was born on this day in 1922.
Pierre Laporte Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script) was born on this day in 1921.
Robert Lochner, German journalist (d 2003) was born on this day in 1918.
Anton Diffring Koblenz Germany; actor (Assignment Vienna) was born on this day in 1918.
Jean-Pierre Melville Paris France, director (Un Flic) was born on this day in 1917.
Grandpa Jones, American banjo player and singer (d 1998) was born on this day in 1913.
Will Rogers Jr actor (Down to Earth) was born on this day in 1911.
Arlene Francis Boston Massachusetts, radio/TV hostess (What's My Line?) was born on this day in 1908.
Arlene Francis, American television personality (d 2001) was born on this day in 1907.
Ellery Queen, pseudonym of two American writers (d 1982) was born on this day in 1905.
Frederic Dannay half of Ellery Queen and Barnaby Ross (Cat of Many Tales) was born on this day in 1905.
Tommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician (d 1986) was born on this day in 1904.
Anna Neagle, English actress (d 1986) was born on this day in 1904.
Wayne Morse, US Senator from Oregon (d 1974) was born on this day in 1900.
Wayne Morse (Senator-Republican/Democrat-Oregon) was born on this day in 1900.
Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d 1970) was born on this day in 1897.
Nat Holman basketball coach (CCNew York) was born on this day in 1896.
Olive Thomas, American actress (d 1920) was born on this day in 1894.
Charley Chase, American comedian (d 1940) was born on this day in 1893.
Jomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya (d 1978) was born on this day in 1891.
James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d 1974) was born on this day in 1891.
Jelly Roll Morton, American composer (d 1941) was born on this day in 1890.
Margaret Dumont, American actress (d 1965) was born on this day in 1889.
Margaret Dumont actress-Marx Brothers' foil was born on this day in 1889.
Addison Richards Zanesville Ohio; actor (Col-Pentagon) was born on this day in 1887.
Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d 1956) was born on this day in 1882.
Charles Ives, American composer (d 1954) was born on this day in 1874.
Charles Edward Ives Danbury Connecticut, composer (Holliday Quick Step) was born on this day in 1874.
John Dewey, American philosopher (d 1952) was born on this day in 1859.
John Dewey philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing) was born on this day in 1859.
John Burns, English politician (d 1943) was born on this day in 1858.
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d 1891) was born on this day in 1854.
Arthur Rimbaud France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations) was born on this day in 1854.
Thomas Hughes England, author (Tom Brown's School Days) was born on this day in 1823.
Thomas Hughes, English novelist (d 1896) was born on this day in 1822.
Carl Mikuli, Polish pianist (d 1897) was born on this day in 1819.
The B?b, Persian founder of the B?bf Faith (d 1850) was born on this day in 1819.
Mirza Ali Mohammad [The B?b], forerunner of Bah?'u'll?h was born on this day in 1819.
Austin Flint 19th century heart research pioneer was born on this day in 1812.
Karl Andree, German geographer (d 1875) was born on this day in 1808.
Henry John Temple; Viscount Palmerston (Whig) British Prime Minister (1855-65) was born on this day in 1784.
Chauncey Goodrich, US Senator from Connecticut (d 1815) was born on this day in 1759.
Gottfried Achenwall, German statistician (d 1772) was born on this day in 1719.
Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d 1795) was born on this day in 1711.
Stanislaus I Leszczy?ski, King of Poland (d 1766) was born on this day in 1677.
Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d 1723) was born on this day in 1660.
Nicolas de LargilliFre, French painter (d 1746) was born on this day in 1656.
Sir Christopher Wren, English architect (d 1723) was born on this day in 1632.
Sir Christopher Wren England, astronomer/great architect was born on this day in 1632.
Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d 1691) was born on this day in 1620.
Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d 1680) was born on this day in 1616.
Claude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (d 1550) was born on this day in 1496.
Guru Nanak Dev, first Sikh Guru (d 1539) was born on this day in 1469.
Alessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher (d 1512) was born on this day in 1463.
Andrea Della Robbia Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca was born on this day in 1435.
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