05/12/14 OT - You Want Early? How's This For Early?

On This Day....

1820 Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in Florence, Italy.
1870 Manitoba entered the confederation as a Canadian province.
1907 Actress Katharine Hepburn was born in Hartford, Conn.
1932 The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, N.J.
1943 Axis forces in North Africa surrendered during World War II.
1949 The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin blockade.
1965 West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations.
1970 The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice.
1972 The album "Exile on Main St." by the Rolling Stones was released.
1982 Pope John Paul II was assaulted by a knife-wielding Spanish priest while visiting the shrine of Fatima in Portugal. (In 2008, the pope's longtime private secretary revealed that the pontiff had been lightly wounded.)
2002 Jimmy Carter became the first present or former U.S. president to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro seized power in 1959.
2003 Suicide bombers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 26 people, including nine U.S. citizens.
2003 Fifty-nine Texas House Democrats fled to Oklahoma to prevent passage of a congressional redistricting bill.
2008 An earthquake in China's Sichuan province killed some 70,000 people.
2009 Five Miami men were convicted in a plot to blow up FBI buildings and Chicago's Sears Tower.
2011 A German court convicted retired U.S. autoworker John Demjanjuk of being an accessory to the murder of tens of thousands of Jews as a Nazi death camp guard. (Demjanjuk, who maintained his innocence, died in 2012.)


Malin Ackerman, Actress - 36

Tony Hawk, Skateboarder - 46

1925 Yogi Berra, Baseball Hall of Famer, turns 89
1928 Burt Bacharach, Singer, songwriter, turns 86
1938 Millie Perkins, Actress, turns 76
1948 Lindsay Crouse, Actress, turns 66
1948 Steve Winwood, Rock musician (Traffic), turns 66
1950 Bruce Boxleitner, Actor, turns 64
1950 Billy Squier, Rock musician, turns 64
1955 Kix Brooks, Country singer (Brooks and Dunn), turns 59
1959 Ving Rhames, Actor, turns 55
1962 Emilio Estevez, Actor, turns 52
1963 Vanessa Williams, Actress, turns 51
1966 Stephen Baldwin, Actor, turns 48
1969 Kim Fields, Actress ("The Facts of Life"), turns 45
1970 Samantha Mathis, Actress, turns 44
1978 Jason Biggs, Actor ("American Pie" movies), turns 36
1979 Steve Smith, Football player, turns 35
1992 Malcolm David Kelley, Actor ("Lost"), turns 22
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