1949 - Prince Rainier III becomes monarch of Monaco

1973 - For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

1977 - Patty Hearst let out of jail

1983 - 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson

2005 - Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  In September (4 months later) they announced plans for an annulment which was finalized in December 2005.

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2005 - Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched

1918 - Mike Wallace (Biography, 60 Minutes)was born (d. 2012); 1949 Billy Joel was born; 1962 John Corbett, actor/singer was born.

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