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Today In History – Happy Birthday to Martina McBride

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1899 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
1928 Walt Disney‘s “Steamboat Willie” is released
1936 RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
1974 – Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1988 – Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes


1905 Clara Bow, Brooklyn New York, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), (d. 1965)
1938 Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1966 – Martina McBride, country singer
1981 Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral, London
2000 American actress Jennifer Aniston (31) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (36) in a private ceremony at Malibu, California
2006 “Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France

1974 Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from heart attack in London at 32


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