7/26 Off Day OT

1788 New York became the 11th state to ratify the Constitution.
1856 Playwright George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland.
1945 Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Labor Party. He was succeeded by Clement Attlee.
1947 President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1948 President Harry S. Truman signed executive orders prohibiting discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
1952 Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1956 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
1964 Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of a union pension fund.
1971 Apollo 15 was launched on a manned mission to the moon.
1990 The House of Representatives reprimanded Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., for ethics violations.
1990 President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.
1990 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that a young woman – later identified as Kimberly Bergalis of Florida – had been infected with the AIDS virus, apparently by her dentist.
2000 A federal judge approved a $1.25 billion settlement between Swiss banks and more than a half million plaintiffs who alleged the banks had hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims.
2006 A jury in Houston found Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in the drowning of her children in a bathtub in the second trial she faced on the charges; she was committed to a state mental hospital.


1918 Marjorie Lord, Actress ("Make Room for Daddy"), turns 94
1939 Bob Lilly, Football Hall of Famer, turns 73
1941 Darlene Love, R&B singer, actress, turns 71
1943 Mick Jagger, Rock singer (Rolling Stones), turns 69
1943 Mike McConnell, Former director of national intelligence, turns 69
1949 Roger Taylor, Rock musician (Queen), turns 63
1950 Susan George, Actress, turns 62
1956 Dorothy Hamill, Figure skater, turns 56
1964 Sandra Bullock, Actress, turns 48
1965 Jeremy Piven, Actor ("Entourage"), turns 47
1971 Chris Harrison, TV host ("The Bachelor"), turns 41
1973 Kate Beckinsale, Actress, turns 39

Also Kevin Spacey and Helen Mirren. RABBLE ON!!!!

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