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Today in History

1818: Britain and the U.S. agree on the 49th parallel as a border in the West

1822: First issue of Britain's Sunday Times.

1827: Battle of Navarino: British, French and Russian naval forces defeats those of Turkey and Egypt paving the way for Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire

1908: King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium

1935: Mao Tse Tung's army reaches Shanxi ending the 368 day "Long March".

1944: U.S. General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore onto the Philippine island of Leyte, fulfilling his promise to return.

1965: Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"

1973: Sydney Opera House opens

1973: US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox

1973: OPEC oil embargo begins

Notable Births

1632: Sir Christopher Wren (architect, astronomer, mathematician)

1874: Charles Ives (musician, composer)

1888: Bela Lugosi (Blasko) (actor: Dracula, One Body Too Many, The Ghost of Frankenstein, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Night Monster, Chandu the Magician, The Ape Man, The Body Snatcher)

1905: Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay) (author: mystery series (w/Manfred B. Lee])

1908: Arlene Francis (Kazanjian) (actress: Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Thrill of it All; TV emcee: Who's There, Talent Patrol, The Comeback Story, Blind Date; panelist: What's My Line)

1913: Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones (Country Music Hall of Famer: Hee Haw, Grand Ole Opry; singer: The All-American Boy, T for Texas, Old Rattler, Mountain Dew)

1922: Herschel Bernardi (actor: Peter Gunn, Arnie, Love with the Proper Stranger, Irma La Douce; voice: Charlie Tuna TV commercials, Jetson characters)

1925: Art Buchwald (newspaper columnist; author: While Reagan Slept, Leaving Home)

1925: Gene Wood, Announcer on various TV game shows including "Family Feud", "Tattletales", and "Super Password". Died May 21, 2004

1928: Dr. Joyce Brothers (Bauer) (psychologist; syndicated columnist; TV contestant: $64,000 Question [1955]; panelist: The Gong Show)

1931: Mickey Mantle (Baseball Hall of Famer: NY Yankees: World Series [12] records: most home runs [18], most RBIs [40], most walks [13], most strikeouts [54]; three time MVP)

1932: Roosevelt Brown (Pro Football Hall of Famer: NY Giants offensive tackle; 8 time All Pro)

1932: William Christopher (actor: M*A*S*H, Aftermash, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., With Six You Get Eggroll)

1934: Michael Dunn (Gary Miller) (actor: Ship of Fools, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Madigan, House of the Damned)

1935: Jerry Orbach (actor: Tony Award-winning actor: Promises, Promises [1969]; Law and Order, Dirty Dancing, Straight Talk, Brewster's Millions; voice of candelabra: Beauty and the Beast)

1937: Wanda Jackson (singer: Right or Wrong, Let's Have a Party, In the Middle of a Heartache; songwriter: [Let's Stop] Kickin' Our Hearts Around)

1937: Juan Marichal (Baseball Hall of Famer: San Francisco Giants pitcher: World Series [1962], Boston Red Sox, LA Dodgers)

1942: Earl Hindman (actor: Home Improvement, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe) Died: December 29, 2003

1951: Al Greenwood (musician: keyboard: group: Foreigner: Feels Like the First Time, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded, Double Vision)

1952: Melanie Mayron (Emmy Award-winning actress: thirtysomething [1988-89])

1953: Keith Hernandez (baseball: St. Louis Cardinals first base: Baseball Writers' Award [1979], NY Mets)

1953: Tom Petty (singer: group: The Traveling Wilburys; Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Don't Come Around Here No More, Don't Do Me Like That, Refugee, Freefallin'; in film: Made in Heaven)

1958: Eric Scott (actor: The Waltons)

Notable Deaths

1950: Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies

1995: Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53

1996: Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75

2003: Jack Elam, Memorable supporting actor in many gangster movies and Westerns, including "Rawhide" and "Support Your Local Sheriff!" Heart failure, Born: November 13, 1918

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