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On this day.....

1654 Louis XIV was crowned king of France in Rheims.
1776 Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
1848 Postimpressionist painter Paul Gauguin was born in Paris.
1892 Homer Plessy was arrested when he refused to leave a whites-only train car in New Orleans. (The case led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark "separate but equal" decision in Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.)
1929 Vatican City became a sovereign state as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
1939 King George VI arrived at Niagara Falls, N.Y., from Canada on the first visit to the U.S. by a reigning British monarch.
1981 Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq, a facility the Israelis charged could have been used to make nuclear weapons.
1998 James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old African-American man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas.
2000 A federal judge ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp.
2003 In a national first, New Hampshire Episcopalians elected an openly gay man, the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, to be bishop.
2009 Roger Federer of Switzerland became the sixth man in tennis history to win a career Grand Slam and tied Pete Sampras' record of 14 major singles titles when he won the French Open.


Liam Neeson turns a whopping 62.

Bill Hader turns 36.

1928 James Ivory, Director, turns 86
1940 Tom Jones, Singer, turns 74
1946 Jenny Jones, TV talk show host, turns 68
1953 Colleen Camp, Actress, turns 61
1953 Johnny Clegg, Singer, songwriter, turns 61
1954 Louise Erdrich, Author, turns 60
1956 L.A. Reid, Record producer, turns 58
1958 Prince, Rock musician, turns 56
1959 Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana, turns 55
1967 Dave Navarro, Rock musician (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), turns 47
1975 Allen Iverson, Basketball player, turns 39
1979 Anna Torv, Actress ("Fringe"), turns 35
1981 Anna Kournikova, Tennis player, turns 33
1988 Michael Cera, Actor, turns 26

Former Rangers Born On This Day.....

Mark Lowe (1983)

Doug Mathis (1983)

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