8.14.12 Mornin' OT

You're Rob Ryan alarm clock is going off....


1848 The Oregon Territory was established.
1900 International forces entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreigners.
1917 China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War I.
1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, a statement of principles that renounced aggression.
1945 President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.
1947 Pakistan became independent of British rule.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
1973 U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt.
1980 Workers went on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland - a job action that resulted in the creation of the Solidarity labor movement.
1980 President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for a second term at the Democratic National Convention in New York.
1996 The Republican National Convention in San Diego nominated Bob Dole for president and Jack Kemp for vice president.
1997 An unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2003 A blackout hit the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lost power.
2006 Israel halted its offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas as a U.N.-imposed cease-fire went into effect after a month of warfare that killed more than 900 people.
2009 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a Charles Manson follower who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, was released from a Texas prison hospital after more than three decades behind bars.


Halle Berry - 46

Mila Kunis - 29

1925 Russell Baker, Newspaper columnist, turns 87
1930 Earl Weaver, Baseball Hall of Famer, turns 82
1938 Dash Crofts, Singer (Seals and Crofts), turns 74
1941 David Crosby, Rock singer, musician (Crosby, Stills and Nash), turns 71
1945 Steve Martin, Actor, comedian, turns 67
1946 Susan Saint James, Actress ("Kate and Allie," "McMillan and Wife"), turns 66
1947 Danielle Steel, Author, turns 65
1950 Gary Larson, Cartoonist ("Far Side"), turns 62
1959 Magic Johnson, Basketball Hall of Famer, turns 53
1959 Marcia Gay Harden, Actress, turns 53
1960 Sarah Brightman, Singer, turns 52
1961 Susan Olsen, Actress ("The Brady Bunch"), turns 51
1968 Catherine Bell, Actress ("Army Wives," "JAG"), turns 44
1987 Tim Tebow, Football player, turns 25
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