Saturday, October 5, 2013

TODAY IN HISTORY

Saturday, October  05, 2013
AP Highlight in History: 
On Oct. 5, 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M. Vinson.
 
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On this date in:
1829Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States, was born in Fairfield, Vt.
1936Czech playwright, dissident and politician Vaclav Havel was born in Prague.
1937President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for a "quarantine" of aggressor nations.
1941Former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish member of the nation's highest court, died at age 84.
1947President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised address from the White House.
1962The Beatles' first hit, "Love Me Do," was released in the United Kingdom.
1962The first James Bond theatrical feature, "Dr. No" starring Sean Connery as Agent 007, premiered in London.
1969"Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC Television.
1983Solidarity founder Lech Walesa was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1988Democrat Lloyd Bentsen lambasted Republican Dan Quayle during their vice-presidential debate, telling Quayle, "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
1989A jury in Charlotte, N.C., convicted former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker of using his TV show to defraud followers.
2000Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic was ousted when huge mobs rampaged through Belgrade.
2005Defying the White House, the Senate voted 90-9 to approve an amendment that would prohibit the use of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" against anyone in U.S. government custody.
2010Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani immigrant who'd tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in New York.
2011Apple founder Steve Jobs died at age 56.
2011Civil rights activist the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth died at age 89.
 
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Kate Winslet turns 38 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Benjamin CardinU.S. senator, D-Md.70
Steve MillerRock musician70
Brian JohnsonRock singer (AC/DC)66
Karen AllenActress62
Clive BarkerWriter, director61
Bob GeldofRock singer, activist59
Daniel BaldwinActor53
Michael AndrettiAuto racer51
Mario LemieuxHockey Hall of Famer48
Patrick RoyHockey Hall of Famer48
Guy PearceActor46
Parminder NagraActress ("ER")38
Jesse EisenbergActor30
Nicky HiltonTV personality30
Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill turns 41 years old today.
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