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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1519 Spanish explorer, De Aviles Pedro Menendez

In 1564 Astronomer/physicist, Galileo Galilei (first telescope)

In 1710 King Louis XV of France (1710-74)

In 1726 Politician, Abraham Clark (signed Declaration of Independence)

In 1803 Pioneer, John Sutter (first white settlement in Sacramento)

In 1809 Inventor, Cyrus Hall McCormick (mechanical reaper)

In 1812 American jeweler, Charles Lewis Tiffany

In 1820 Women's rights pioneer, Susan B. Anthony

In 1826 Irish physicist, George Stoney (introduced the term electron)

In 1827 Inventor/toolmaker, Francis Pratt (introduced interchangeable parts)

In 1859 Astronomer, William Pickering (9th and 10th moons of Saturn)

In 1874 Irish explorer, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (South Pole)

In 1882 Actor, John Barrymore (Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde)

In 1884 Inventor, Albert C. Gilbert (erector set)

In 1892 Politican, James A. Forrestal (first U.S. secretary of defense)

In 1896 Actor/variety show host, Arthur Shields (Your Show Time)

In 1899 Lillian Disney (Walt Disney's wife, named Mickey Mouse)

In 1905 American composer, Harold Arlen (Over The Rainbow) [d: 4-23-86]

In 1907 Actor, Cesar Romero (The Joker-TV's Batman, Thin Man) [d: 1-1-94]

In 1910 Editor/congresswoman, Millicent Fenwick (Vogue) [d: 9-16-92]

In 1914 Actor, Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) [d: 9-11-10]

In 1915 Jazz trumpeter, Taft Jordan (Duke Ellington) [d: 12-1-81]

In 1916 Publisher, Ian Ballantine (Bantam, Ballantine books) [d: 3-9-95]

In 1916 Actress, Mary Jane Croft (Our Miss Brooks) [d: 8-24-99]

In 1918 Actor, Alan Arbus (Dr. Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H) [d: 4-19-13]

In 1923 Actor, Keene Curtis (The Magician, American Hot Wax) [d: 10-13-02]

In 1927 Actor, Harvey Korman (Blazing Saddles, Carol Burnett) [d: 5-29-08]

In 1929 Auto racer, Graham Hill (Grand Prix-1962, 68) [d: 11-29-75]

In 1929 U.S. Secretary of Defense, James Schlesinger (1973-75) [d: 3-27-14]

In 1931 Actress, Claire Bloom (As the World Turns, Mighty Aphrodite) (86)

In 1935 Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, John R. Block (1981-86) (82)

In 1935 Author/feminist, Susan Brownmiller (Against Our Wills) (82)

In 1935 Astronaut, Roger B. Chaffee (died in Apollo I fire) [d: 1-27-67]

In 1939 Singer/dancer, Alvin Cash (The Crawlers) [d: 11-21-99]

In 1940 Former football player, John Hadl (Chargers, Rams, Packers) (77)

In 1944 Drummer, Mick Avory (Kinks) (73)

In 1944 Cosmonaut, Alexander A. Serebrov (Soyuz T-7, T-8) [d: 11-12-13]

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Denny Zager (Zager and Evans) (73)

In 1945 Saxophonist, John Helliwell (Supertramp) (72)

In 1947 Actress, Marissa Berenson (Barry Lyndon, S.O.B.) (70)

In 1947 Bassist, David Brown (Santana) [d: 9-4-00]

In 1947 Actor, Rusty Hamer (Rusty-Make Room For Daddy) [d: 1-19-90]

In 1948 Former baseball player, Ron Cey (Dodgers) (69)

In 1949 Former football player, Ken Anderson (Bengals) (68)

In 1951 Singer, Melissa Manchester (Midnight Blue, Don't Cry Out Loud) (66)

In 1951 Actress, Jane Seymour (Live & Let Die, East of Eden, Dr. Quinn) (66)

In 1954 Cartoonist, Matt Groening (Life In Hell, The Simpsons) (63)

In 1959 Singer/guitarist, Ali Campbell (UB40) (58)

In 1960 Bassist, Mikey Craig (Culture Club) (57)

In 1960 Former football player, Darrell Green (Redskins) (57)

In 1962 Actor, Kurt Robin McKinney (No Retreat No Surrender) (55)

In 1962 Actress, Renee Props (Ellie-As the World Turns) (55)

In 1964 Actor/comedian, Chris Farley (SNL, Black Sheep) [d: 12-18-97]

In 1964 Country singer, Michael Reynolds (Pinmonkey) (53)

In 1967 Actor, Michael Easton (Tanner Scofield-Days of Our Lives) (50)

In 1967 Actress, Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily-As the World Turns) (50)

In 1968 Spanish pop singer, Gloria Trevi (49)

In 1969 Former football player, Edgar Bennett (Packers-Superbowl XXXI) (48)

In 1971 Actress, Alex Borstein (Mad TV, Family Guy) (46)

In 1971 Actress, Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle-Xena: Warrior Princess) (46)

In 1973 Actress, Sarah Wynter (24, Windfall) (44)

In 1976 Singer, Brandon Boyd (Incubus) (41)

In 1979 Actor, Kaj-Erik Eriksen (David Scali-The Commish) (38)

In 1983 Actress, Ashley Lyn Cafagna (Bold and Beautiful, Saved by Bell: New Class) (34)

In 1986 Actress, Amber Riley (Glee, Dancing With the Stars) (31)

In 1989 Actress, Bonnie Dennison (Emily-Third Watch) (28)

In 1991 Rapper, Ziggy (Creepin, You Got It) (26)

In 1993 Bassist, Brian MacDonald (PVRIS) (24)

In 1998 Actor, Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) (19)

In 2001 Actress. Haley Tju (Monsters Vs. Aliens, The Thundermans) (16)

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