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Thursday, June 17, 2004

this day in history:

1775
The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
1885
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
1928
Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
1944
the Republic of Iceland was established.
1963
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
1972
Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
1972
Julie Beth was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
1992
President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a breakthrough arms-reduction agreement.
1994
O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
2002
Australian scientists announced that they had "teleported" a laser beam—breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location.

...yes! it's my birthday! i'm old, now.

and i share birthdays with the following: Actor Peter Lupus is 72. Singer Barry Manilow is 58. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 53. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 50. Actor Jon Gries is 47. Actor Greg Kinnear is 40. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen is 39. Actor Jason Patric is 38. Rhythm and blues singer Kevin Thornton is 35. Tennis player Venus Williams is 24. Actor-rapper Herculeez (Herculeez and Big Tyme) is 19. Actor Damani Roberts is 8.

ayup, me, venus, and damani.

who the heck is damani roberts?


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