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October 19, 2009

This Day in History: Oct. 20:

1803: The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase. 1944: Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said "I shall return." 1947: The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry. 1964: The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, died in New York at age 90. 1968: Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis. 1973: The Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. 1973: During the Watergate scandal, Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned and special prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed by President Nixon in what came to be known as the "Saturday Night Massacre." -- from Infoplease websites

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Educator John Dewey, 1859; Composer Charles Ives, 1874; Actor Bela Lugosi, 1882; Musician Jelly Roll Morton, 1890; TV personality Arlene Francis, 1907; Humorist Art Buchwald, 1925; Baseball player Mickey Mantle, 1931; Actor William Christopher ("M.A.S.H."), 1932; Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson, 1937; Musician Tom Petty, 1950; Drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish, 1964; Bassist Doug Eldridge of Oleander, 1967; Rapper Snoop Dogg, 1971; Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman ("My Wife and Kids"), 1985. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites.


Posted by Lynn at October 19, 2009 03:44 PM

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