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October 16, 2009

This Day in History: Oct.17:

1777: British Gen. Burgoyne surrendered in Saratoga, N.Y. during the American Revolution. 1931: Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison. 1933:
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany. 1979: Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India. 1989: An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco. -- from Infoplease website

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Novelist Nathanael West, 1903; Actress Irene Ryan, 1903; Playwright Arthur Miller, 1915; Actress Rita Hayworth, 1918; Daredevil Evel Knievel, 1938; Singer Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, 1942; Drummer Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers, 1946; Actor Michael McKean (“Laverne and Shirley,” “This Is Spinal Tap“), 1947; Actress Margot Kidder, 1948; Actor George Wendt, 1948; Astronaut Mae C. Jemison, 1956; Country singer Alan Jackson, 1958; Animator Mike Judge (“King of the Hill,” “Beavis and Butthead“), 1962; Singer Rene’ Dif (Aqua), 1967; Reggae singer Ziggy Marley, 1968; Singer Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘N Sync, 1971; Rapper Eminem, 1972; Actress Sharon Leal (“Boston Public“), 1972. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites

Posted by Lynn at October 16, 2009 11:01 AM

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