Monday, September 7, 2015

Today in History: Monday, September 07, 2015


AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 7, 1940, Nazi Germany's air force began its blitz on London during World War II.
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On this date in:
1533England's Queen Elizabeth I was born in Greenwich.
1822Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.
1927TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an image dissector.
1936Rock musician Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas.
1957NBC-TV debuted the original version of its animated peacock logo.
1977The Panama Canal treaties, calling for the United States to turn over control of the waterway to Panama, were signed in Washington, D.C.
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1979ESPN made its cable TV debut.
1986Desmond Tutu was installed as the first black to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.
1990Kimberly Bergalis of Fort Pierce, Fla., came forward to identify herself as the woman who had been infected with AIDS, apparently by her late dentist. (She died the following year.)
1996Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot on the Las Vegas Strip; he died six days later at age 25.
1998St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire hit his 61st home run of the season, equaling Roger Maris' single-season home run record.
2006Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage confirmed he was the source of a leak that disclosed the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame, saying he didn't realize Plame's job was covert.
2008Troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed in government conservatorship.
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Michael Emerson ("Lost") turns 61 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
NameProfessionAge
Sonny RollinsJazz saxophonist85
Gloria GaynorSinger66
Chrissie HyndeRock singer (The Pretenders)64
Julie KavnerActress ("The Simpsons," "Rhoda")64
Corbin BernsenActor ("L.A. Law")61
Michael FeinsteinPianist59
Angie EverhartModel, actress46
Tom Everett ScottActor45
Shannon ElizabethActress42
Actress Evan Rachel Wood turns 28 years old today.
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
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