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)