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Posted by ShirleyUJest on 2000/11/19 12:18:08 US/Eastern

There are some very interesting things that happened on today's date, although not any that I would say are overly relevant to today. My favorite coincidence of the day, though, happened in 1980 when CBS cancelled Calvin Klein's Brooke Shields jean ads. It was Klein's 38th birthday.Happy Equal Opportunity Day!-Shirl.

EVENTS
1493 Christopher Columbus, on his second voyage, discovers Puerto Rico
1863 Lincoln's Gettysburg address happened today
1887 saw the beginning of Sherlock Holmes' "The Adventure of The Dying Detective"
1896 saw the beginning of Sherlock Holmes' "The Adventure of The Sussex Vampire"
1903 Carrie Nation tries to speak to the Senate
1959 Ford cancels the Edsel
1976 George Harrison's release of "This Song" happened today
1979 Chuck Berry was released from prison after serving time for tax evasion
1980 CBS bans the Brooke Shields Calvin Klein ads
1994 First National Lottery draw in England

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
Today is Mali Liberation Day
In Monaco it's Monegasque National Day
Puerto Rico celebrates Discovery Day today
It's Pilgrimage day in the United Arab Emirates
Here in the US we supposedly celebrate Equal Opportunity Day

BIRTHDAYS
1831 James A Garfield, 20th President, was born today
1905 Tommy Dorsey, orchestra leader
1917 Indira Gandhi, the Indian Prime Minister from 1966-1977 and 1980 to 1984
1919 Alan Young who played Wilbur Post on Mr. Ed
1919 George Fenneman, TV announcer for "You Bet Your Life" was born in Peking, China
1933 Larry King
1936 Dick Cavett
1938 Ted Turner
1941 Dan Haggerty, the actor who played Grizzly Adams
1942 Calvin Klein
1954 Kathleen Quinlan
1956 Glynis O'Connor, actress
1960 "Lovely" Elizabeth, WWF's First Lady of Wrestling
1960 Matt Sorum, the drummer for Guns 'n' Roses
1961 Meg Ryan
1962 Jodie Foster
1969 Sarka Lukesov, playmate in the very first Czechoslovakian Playboy, issued in 1991

DEATHS
1828 Franz Schubert, composer
1887 Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," the piece appearing on the base of the Statue of Liberty. She was 38.
("'Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!'")
1915 Labor leader, Joe Hill, was executed today
1985 Stepin Fetchit, famous, early black movie star
1988 Christine Onassis dies of heart failure. She was 37.

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Re: Today in History
by Kaylah on 2001/09/18 20:59:22 GMT-4

When was he first "Playboy" magazine issued,and information about it?

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