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Things That Happened on My Birthday:

1847
American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer was born in Mako, Hungary
1849
Walter Hunt patented the safety pin
1866
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated.
1912
The luxury liner Titanic sailed from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
1916
The Professional Golfers Association held its first championship tournament, which was won by Jim Barnes.
1919
Revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata was ambushed and killed by government troops in Mexico
1925
Scribners published the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1932
German president Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.
1947
Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player to enter the major leagues when the Brooklyn Dodgers bought his contract from the Montreal Royals.
1953
The three-dimensional horror movie House of Wax, produced by Warner Brothers and starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York City.
1959
Japanese Crown Prince Akihito married a commoner, Michiko Shoda.
1961
Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign golfer to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga.
1963
The submarine USS Thresher failed to surface after a deep dive off Cape Cod, Mass., killing 129 in the worst submarine disaster in U.S. history.
1967
The 13-day strike by the American Federation of Radio-TV Artists came to an end less than two hours before the 39th Academy Awards presentation went on the air. Three of the four acting winners (Elizabeth Taylor, Sandy Dennis and Paul Scofield) were not present to receive their Oscars. Only Walter Matthau was on hand to get his award for Best Supporting Actor in "The Fortune Cookie."
1970
Paul McCartney officially resigned from the Beatles, disbanding the most influential rock group in history at a public news conference.
1972
"Theme from 'Shaft'" received an Academy Award for Best Original Song in a film. The United States and Soviet Union joined some seventy nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.
1974
Golda Meir announced her resignation as prime minister of Israel.
1994
Two American F-16 fighters bombed Bosnian Serb targets in Gorazde - NATO's first-ever attack on ground positions. A second air strike took place the following day.
1998
The Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end thirty years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.

People Born on My Birthday:

1915
Harry Morgan (actor)
1921
Chuck Connors (actor)
Sheb Wooley (country singer)
1926
Junior Samples (actor)
1929
Max von Sydow (actor/director)
1932
Omar Sharif (actor/bridge player
1936
John Madden (sportscaster)
1938
Don Meredith (sportscaster)
1947
Bunny Wailer (reggae singer/musician)
1950
Lee Ving (actor)
1951
Steven Seagal (actor)
1954
Peter MacNicol (actor)
1957
Steven Gustafson (musician - 10000 Maniacs)
1958
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (singer/producer)
1959
Brian Setzer (singer/musician)
1960
Afrika Bambaataa (rapper)
1961
Jeb Adams (actor)
1962
Cathy Turner (Olympic speedskater)
1968
Orlando Jones (actor)
1970
Kenny Lattimore (singer)
1983
Ryan Merriman (actor)
1984
Mandy Moore (singer)
1988
Haley Joel Osment (actor)
1991
KMTT 103.7 The Mountain (radio station)
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