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QUOTE (Patriot1776 @ 04-May-2009, 07:39 AM)
I liked the tidbit on the first Grammy Awards being held on this day in 1959. I'm hoping this resurgence of the LP gramophone record endures for years and years, and that records will become the format of prestige and honor again. I know it won't ever regain the stature it had before the CD came along, but hopefully it'll become the dominant physical format again.

Randy Travis is 50? I think I need to see if I can get an original copy of his album 'Storms of Life'.

I have relatives who were in the music (juke box) and gaming business and my Aunt kept a collection of two each of every record that was ever on one of their machines. There are tens of thousands of them that now belong to her son.

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1970: The German terrorist Andreas Baader was liberated by violence from prison. That was considered as the hour of birth of the Red Army Fraction

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Today is Friday, May 15, the 135th day of 2009. There are 230days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 15, 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the breakup of Standard Oil Co., ruling it was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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In 1859, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Pierre Curie was born in Paris.

In 1909, actor James Mason was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.

In 1929, a fire at the Cleveland Clinic claimed 123 lives.

In 1930, registered nurse Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard an Oakland-to-Chicago flight operated by Boeing Air Transport (a forerunner of United Airlines).

In 1942, wartime gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 Eastern states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.

In 1948, hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

In 1963, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard Faith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program.

In 1969, Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigned amid a controversy over his past legal fees.

In 1972, George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer and left paralyzed while campaigning in Laurel, Md., for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In 1975, U.S. forces invaded the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez. (All 40 crew members had already been released safely by Cambodia; some 40 U.S. servicemen were killed in the operation.)

Ten years ago: Russian President Boris Yeltsin triumphed over his Communist foes, surviving an impeachment vote in the Russian parliament. Charismatic won the Preakness, finishing 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Menifee.

Five years ago: A 40-ton steel girder dropped from a freeway overpass construction site into morning traffic in Golden, Colo., crushing one car and killing a family of three. Col. Robert Morgan, commander of the famed Memphis Belle B-17 bomber that flew combat missions over Europe during World War II, died in Asheville, N.C., at age 85. Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones posted a record 11 1/2 length victory in the Preakness (however, the horse failed to win the Belmont Stakes).

One year ago: President George W. Bush, addressing the Israeli Knesset, gently urged Mideast leaders to ``make the hard choices necessary for peace'' and condemned what he called ``the false comfort of appeasement.'' California's Supreme Court declared gay couples in the state could marry - a victory for the gay rights movement that was overturned by the passage of Proposition 8 the following November. Emmy-winning composer Alexander ``Sandy'' Courage, who created the otherworldly theme for the original ``Star Trek'' TV series, died in Los Angeles at age 88.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Joseph Wiseman is 91. Playwright Sir Peter Shaffer (``Amadeus'') is 83. Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 73. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 73. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is 72. Singer Trini Lopez is 72. Singer Lenny Welch is 71. Actress-singer Lainie Kazan is 69. Actor-director Paul Rudd (``Knots Landing'') is 69. Country singer K.T. Oslin is 67. Singer-songwriter Brian Eno is 61. Actor Nicholas Hammond (``The Sound of Music'') is 59. Actor Chazz Palminteri is 57. Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett is 56. Musician-composer Mike Oldfield (``Tubular Bells'') is 56. Actor Lee Horsley is 54. TV personality Giselle Fernandez is 48. Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith is 40. Singer-rapper Prince Be (PM Dawn) is 39. Actor Brad Rowe is 39. Actor David Charvet is 37. Rock musician Ahmet Zappa is 35. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is 34. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Amy Chow is 31. Actor David Krumholtz (``Numb3rs'') is 31. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is 28. Rock musician Nick Perri is 25.

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1625: The Bavarian proconsul (in today's Upper Austria) Adam Earl of Herberstorff let play dice 36 alleged ringleaders of a recently broken out rebellion by pairs for dear life. The losers was executed directly.
The "Frankenburg game of dice" is the reason for the peasant war in the following year.

1955: In signing the Austrian treaty, Austria retrieved his independence and pledged oneself to an everlasting neutrality.

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On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards were presented during a banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The movie ``Wings'' won ``best production,'' while Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor were named best actor and best actress.

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In 1770, Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.

In 1866, Congress authorized minting of the first 5-cent piece, also known as the ``Shield nickel.''

In 1868, the Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on the 11 articles of impeachment against him.

In 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

In 1939, the government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, N.Y.

In 1948, CBS News correspondent George Polk, who'd been covering the Greek civil war between Communist and nationalist forces, was found slain in Solonica Harbor.

In 1960, a Big Four summit conference in Paris collapsed on its opening day as the Soviet Union leveled spy charges against the U.S. in the wake of the U-2 incident.

In 1975, Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

In 1984, comedian Andy Kaufman died in Los Angeles at age 35.

In 1989, during his visit to Beijing, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, formally ending a 30-year rift between the two Communist powers.

Ten years ago: The Justice Department said preliminary figures from the FBI indicated a decline in serious crime in 1998 for the seventh consecutive year.

Five years ago: The United States announced a new initiative to speed up the approval process for new combination AIDS drugs that was designed to bring cheap, easy-to-use treatment to millions of people in Africa and the Caribbean. Pope John Paul II named six new saints, including Gianna Beretta Molla, revered by abortion foes because she'd refused to end her pregnancy despite warnings it could kill her. (Beretta Molla, an Italian pediatrician, died in 1962 at age 39, a week after giving birth to her fourth child.)

One year ago: President George W. Bush visited Saudi Arabia, where he failed to win help from Saudi leaders to relieve skyrocketing American gas prices. Osama bin Laden said in an audio statement that al-Qaida would continue its holy war against Israel and its allies until the liberation of Palestine. U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Tyrone L. Hadnott, accused of raping a 14-year-old Japanese girl in Okinawa, Japan, was found guilty of abusive sexual conduct by a U.S. military court and sentenced to four years in prison. Robert Mondavi, the patriarch of California wine country, died in Yountville at age 94.

Today's Birthdays: Actor George Gaynes is 92. Actor Harry Carey Jr. is 88. Jazz musician Billy Cobham is 65. Actor Bill Smitrovich is 62. Actor Pierce Brosnan is 56. Actress Debra Winger is 54. Soviet-born gymnast Olga Korbut is 54. Actress Mare Winningham is 50. Rock musician Boyd Tinsley (The Dave Matthews Band) is 45. Rock musician Krist Novoselic is 44. Singer Janet Jackson is 43. Country singer Scott Reeves (Blue County) is 43. Actor Brian F. O'Byrne is 42. R&B singer Ralph Tresvant (New Edition) is 41. Actor David Boreanaz is 40. Political correspondent Tucker Carlson is 40. Actress Tracey Gold is 40. Retired tennis star Gabriela Sabatini is 39. Country singer Rick Trevino is 38. Musician Simon Katz is 38. Actress Tori Spelling is 36. Actress Melanie Lynskey is 32. Actress Megan Fox is 23. Actor Marc John Jefferies is 19. Actor Miles Heizer is 15.

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On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down racially segregated public schools in its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision.

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In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street.

In 1814, Norway's constitution was signed, providing for a limited monarchy.

In 1849, fire erupted in St. Louis, resulting in the loss of three lives, more than 400 buildings and some two dozen steamships.

In 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run; the winner was Aristides.

In 1938, Congress passed the Second Vinson Act, providing for a strengthened U.S. Navy. The radio quiz show ``Information, Please!'' made its debut on the NBC Blue Network.

In 1939, Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by reigning British sovereigns.

In 1946, President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation's railroads, delaying - but not preventing - a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.

In 1973, the Senate began its televised hearings into the Watergate scandal.

In 1980, rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami's Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.

In 1987, 37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf. (Iraq and the U.S. called the attack a mistake.)

Ten years ago: The Supreme Court banned states from paying lower welfare benefits to newcomers as opposed to longtime residents. Labor Party leader Ehud Barak unseated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israeli elections. Makah Indians in Washington state harpooned a gray whale for the first time in 70 years.

Five years ago: Massachusetts became the first state to allow legal same-sex marriages. Abdel-Zahraa Othman, also known as Izzadine Saleem, head of the Iraqi Governing Council, was killed in a suicide car bombing in Baghdad. More than 100 people were killed in a prison fire in northern Honduras. Transsexuals were cleared to compete in the Olympics for the first time. Actor Tony Randall died in New York at age 84.

One year ago: Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., was flown to a Boston hospital after suffering a seizure at his Cape Cod home. (He was later diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.) Nearing the end of his five-day Mideast trip, President George W. Bush held a rapid-fire series of diplomatic meetings at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheik in Egypt. Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown ran away with the Preakness. (However, the horse's Triple Crown quest ended three weeks later when he finished last in the Belmont Stakes.)

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On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed ``separate but equal'' racial segregation, a concept the court renounced 58 years later with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

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In 1642, Montreal was founded by French colonists.

In 1804, the French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.

In 1920, Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland.

In 1926, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, Calif.; she reappeared more than a month later, claiming to have been kidnapped.

In 1927, a schoolhouse in Bath, Mich., was blown up with explosives planted by local farmer Andrew Kehoe, who then set off a dynamite-laden automobile; the attacks killed 38 children and six adults, including Kehoe, who'd earlier killed his wife.

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.

In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces finally occupied Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle that claimed some 20,000 lives.

In 1953, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, Calif.

In 1969, astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Thomas P. Stafford and John W. Young blasted off aboard Apollo 10 on a mission to orbit the moon.

In 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing.

Ten years ago: Georgette Smith, a 42-year-old Florida woman left paralyzed from the neck down after being shot by her elderly mother, won the right to be taken off life support. (Smith died the next day, shortly after being removed from a ventilator; her mother, Shirley Egan, was later acquitted of attempted murder.) Two Serb soldiers held as prisoners of war by the U.S. military were turned over to Yugoslav authorities.

Five years ago: Former New York City fire commissioner Thomas Von Essen and former police chief Bernard Kerik came under harsh criticism for what some members of the Sept. 11 commission said was an initial lack of cooperation between their departments on 9/11. Stunning her supporters, Sonia Gandhi announced she would ``humbly decline'' to be the next prime minister of India. Randy Johnson, at age 40, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game; the lefty retired all 27 batters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.

One year ago: President George W. Bush lectured the Arab world about everything from political repression to the denial of women's rights in a speech at the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheik. Kenny Chesney was named entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music for the fourth straight time. Russia won its first title at the world hockey championships since 1993 with a 5-4 win over Canada.

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1848: In the Frankfurt/Main St.Pauls church the National assembly concregated the first time, thus exist the first time a democratic elected parliament for Germany.

1897: In London is released the novel "Dracula" by the Irish author Bram Stoker.

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1860: Lincoln nominated for Presidency
1783: The first United Empire Loyalists, known to American Patriots as Tories, arrive in Canada to take refuge under the British crown in Parrtown, Saint John, Nova Scotia (now New Brunswick), Canada. Most of the refugees came from New York, which had been under royal control throughout most of the War for Independence.
1861: Arkansas admitted to Confederate States of America
1593: Scholars believe an arrest warrant was issued on this day for Christopher Marlowe, after fellow writer Thomas Kyd accused Marlowe of heresy.
1917: the US Congress passed the Selective Service Act
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Today is Tuesday May-19-2009.

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1883: William Frederick Cody known as "Buffalo Bill" performed his Wild West Show in Omaha (Nebraska) the first time and and began to tour thereafter.

1935: The first section of "Reichsautobahn" was opened between Frankfurt/Main and Darmstadt (Germany)

1997: A heavy cyclone in Bangladesh put more than 500 people to dead. There are thousands of injured people and r.a. 2.5 million people became homeless.

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On May 22, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 10, with Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew to within nine miles of the moon's surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.

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In 1813, composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany.

In 1859, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 1868, a major train robbery took place near Marshfield, Ind., as members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000 in loot.

In 1907, actor-director Laurence Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England.

In 1939, the foreign ministers of Germany and Italy, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Galeazzo Ciano, signed a ``Pact of Steel'' committing the two countries to a military alliance.

In 1947, the Truman Doctrine was enacted as Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.

In 1968, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.)

In 1972, President Richard Nixon began a visit to the Soviet Union, during which he and Kremlin leaders signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka.

In 1979, Canadians voted in parliamentary elections that put the Progressive Conservatives in power, ending the 11-year tenure of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's ``Tonight Show'' for the last time.

Ten years ago: Columbine High School seniors wearing blue-and-silver gowns marched single file in a graduation ceremony that mixed celebration of the day with sorrow for victims of the recent massacre.

Five years ago: In Tunisia, Arab leaders convened their annual summit, but the opening session was overshadowed by the walkout of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who criticized peace efforts. Filmmaker Michael Moore's ``Fahrenheit 9/11,'' a scathing indictment of Bush White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Samuel C. Johnson Jr., who'd built the family's S.C. Johnson Wax company into a consumer products giant, died at age 76.

One year ago: A Texas appeals court said the state had no right to take more than 400 children from a polygamist sect's ranch. (After the Texas Supreme Court upheld the ruling, the children were returned to their parents.) Britain's Conservative Party won a special election that was viewed as a barometer of the popularity of Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Gordon Brown. Indiana Jones returned to the big screen in ``Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.''

Today's Birthdays: Movie reviewer Judith Crist is 87. Singer Charles Aznavour is 85. Actor Michael Constantine is 82. Conductor Peter Nero is 75. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 71. Actor Frank Converse is 71. Actor Michael Sarrazin is 69. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 69. Actress Barbara Parkins is 67. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 59. Actor-producer Al Corley is 53. Singer Morrissey is 50. Actress Ann Cusack is 48. Country musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 48. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is 47. R&B singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 43. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 42. Actress Brooke Smith is 42. Model Naomi Campbell is 39. Actress Anna Belknap is 37. Actress Alison Eastwood is 37. Singer Donell Jones is 36. Actress A.J. Langer is 35. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 27.

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1629: The treaty of Lübeck ended the participance of Denmark in the Thirty Years War as a warring party.

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On May 22, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 10, with Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew to within nine miles of the moon's surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing. On this date: In 1813, composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1859, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 1868, a major train robbery took place near Marshfield, Ind., as members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000 in loot.

In 1907, actor-director Laurence Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England.

In 1939, the foreign ministers of Germany and Italy, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Galeazzo Ciano, signed a ``Pact of Steel'' committing the two countries to a military alliance.

In 1947, the Truman Doctrine was enacted as Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.

In 1968, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.)

In 1972, President Richard Nixon began a visit to the Soviet Union, during which he and Kremlin leaders signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka. In

1979, Canadians voted in parliamentary elections that put the Progressive Conservatives in power, ending the 11-year tenure of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In

1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's ``Tonight Show'' for the last time.

Ten years ago: Columbine High School seniors wearing blue-and-silver gowns marched single file in a graduation ceremony that mixed celebration of the day with sorrow for victims of the recent massacre.

Five years ago: In Tunisia, Arab leaders convened their annual summit, but the opening session was overshadowed by the walkout of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who criticized peace efforts. Filmmaker Michael Moore's ``Fahrenheit 9/11,'' a scathing indictment of Bush White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Samuel C. Johnson Jr., who'd built the family's S.C. Johnson Wax company into a consumer products giant, died at age 76.

One year ago: A Texas appeals court said the state had no right to take more than 400 children from a polygamist sect's ranch. (After the Texas Supreme Court upheld the ruling, the children were returned to their parents.) Britain's Conservative Party won a special election that was viewed as a barometer of the popularity of Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Gordon Brown. Indiana Jones returned to the big screen in ``Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.''

Today's Birthdays: Movie reviewer Judith Crist is 87. Singer Charles Aznavour is 85. Actor Michael Constantine is 82. Conductor Peter Nero is 75. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 71. Actor Frank Converse is 71. Actor Michael Sarrazin is 69. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 69. Actress Barbara Parkins is 67. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 59. Actor-producer Al Corley is 53. Singer Morrissey is 50. Actress Ann Cusack is 48. Country musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 48. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is 47. R&B singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 43. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 42. Actress Brooke Smith is 42. Model Naomi Campbell is 39. Actress Anna Belknap is 37. Actress Alison Eastwood is 37. Singer Donell Jones is 36. Actress A.J. Langer is 35. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 27

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Today is Sturday May-23-2009.

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1887: Pope Leo XIII. accepted for the Chatholic Church in the German Empire the civil marriage, the governmental school supervising and the prohibition of political actuation for priests.

1934: On a country road in Ruston (Louisiana) died the gangster couple Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, known as Bonnie and Clyde, after a chase in a hail of bullets by police.
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On May 25, 1979, 273 people died when an American Airlines DC-10 crashed on takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare airport. Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared while on his way to a school bus stop in lower Manhattan; his fate has never been determined.

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In 1787, the Constitutional Convention began meeting in Philadelphia after enough delegates had shown up for a quorum.

In 1810, Argentina began its revolt against Spanish rule.

In 1895, playwright Oscar Wilde was convicted of a morals charge in London; he was sentenced to two years in prison.

In 1916, the Chicago Tribune published an interview with Henry Ford in which the American industrialist was quoted as saying, ``History is more or less bunk.''

In 1935, Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career, for the Boston Braves, in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1946, Transjordan (now Jordan) became a kingdom as it proclaimed its new monarch, Abdullah I.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy, addressing Congress, called on the nation to work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

In 1968, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was dedicated by Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall.

In 1969, the motion picture ``Midnight Cowboy,'' starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, opened in New York.

In 1986, an estimated 7 million Americans participated in ``Hands Across America,'' forming a line across the country to raise money for the nation's hungry and homeless.

Ten years ago: A bipartisan congressional report said China's two-decade effort to steal U.S. weapons technology continued well into the Clinton administration; President Bill Clinton responded that his administration was already ``moving aggressively to tighten security.''

Five years ago: The Boston Archdiocese said it would close 65 of 357 parishes, an offshoot of the clergy sex abuse scandal. Peace activist David Dellinger, one of the ``Chicago Seven'' defendants, died in Montpelier, Vt., at age 88. Publisher Roger W. Straus Jr. died in New York at age 87.

One year ago: A tornado tore through Parkersburg, Iowa, killing eight people. NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived to begin searching for water on the Red Planet. Seven crashes and spinouts marred the first Indianapolis 500 since the two warring open-wheel series (CART and IRL) came together under the IndyCar banner; Scott Dixon stayed ahead of the trouble to win the race. The French film ``The Class'' won top honors at the Cannes Film Festival. J.R. Simplot, Idaho's billionaire potato king, died in Boise at age 99.

Today's Birthdays: Lyricist Hal David is 88. Former White House news secretary Ron Nessen is 75. Country singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall is 73. Actor Sir Ian McKellen is 70. Actress Dixie Carter is 70. Country singer Jessi Colter is 66. Actress-singer Leslie Uggams is 66. Movie director and Muppeteer Frank Oz is 65. Actress Karen Valentine is 62. Rock singer Klaus Meine (The Scorpions) is 61. Actress Patti D'Arbanville is 58. Actress Connie Sellecca is 54. Rock singer-musician Paul Weller is 51. Actor-comedian Mike Myers is 46. Actor Matt Borlenghi is 42. Actor Joseph Reitman is 41. Rock musician Glen Drover is 40. Actress Anne Heche is 40. Actresses Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush (``Little House on the Prairie'') are 39. Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy is 39. Actor Justin Henry is 38. Rapper Daz Dillinger is 36. Actress Molly Sims is 36. Singer Lauryn Hill is 34. Actor Cillian Murphy is 33. Actor Ethan Suplee is 33. Rock musician Todd Whitener is 31. Actor Corbin Allred is 30. San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Young is 30. San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is 25. Actress-singer Lauren Frost is 24.


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