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Today in HIstory – Goodbye Elvis


1812 – British forces under the command of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock capture Fort Detroit with the help of Indigenous warriors led by Tecumseh
1894 Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
1904 NYC begins building Grand Central Station
1987 – Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die


1930 Frank Gifford, California, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster
1946 Lesley Ann Warren, NYC, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible)
1958 – Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Michigan, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)
1983 musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher
1985 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
1992 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas
2008 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (54) weds actress Portia de Rossi (39) in Beverly Hills, California


1948 Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53
1949 Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48
1977 Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

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