Next CLBR 10/10 at 10 (PT): Day in History

1845

In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.

1924

Washington Senators win Game 7 of the World Series 4-3 in 12 innings.  The first and only World Series title for the nation’s capitol until . . .

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1963

Signing of nuclear test ban treaty.  President Kennedy introduced initiative at commencement address at American University earlier that year.

1973

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.

1979

Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone


Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers.

1985

Film legend Orson Welles dies of heart attack.

Yule Brenner dies of cancer.

1995

CLBR Host Bennet Kelley diagnosed with detached retina.

2002

The House voted 296-133 to give President George W. Bush broad authority to use military force against Iraq.

The Senate followed suit the next day.  (Picture: President Bush announcing start of Iraq War).

2004

Actor Christopher Reeves dies.

2005

Angela Merkel became Germany’s first female chancellor and its first leader from the former Communist east, edging Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder 35.2% to 34.2%.  She is now the most influential leader in Europe.

2012

Playoff baseball returns to Washington with the National League East Division Winners hosting the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of their best of 5 series.  The game begins at 1pm Eastern – same time as CLBR.

BIRTHDAYS

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Ben Vereen, actor/dancer, Pippin, Roots, Webster

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David Lee Roth, rock singer, Van Halen-Jump

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Rebecca Pidgeon – Actress

45

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome

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Bai Ling – Actress

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Brett Favre, NFL quarterback, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31

 

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Edward D Wood, Jr., Poughkeepsie, New York, director, Plan 9 from Outer Space

 

Thelonious Monk, jazz composer/pianist

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