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This Day In History: Dec. 28

wwilson_cr.jpgBorn this day in 1856: Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States (Staunton, VA; died 1924). Sharing his birthday is another world leader: Milton Obote, Ugandan independence leader, prime minister, and president (Akoroko, Uganda; died 2005).

On this day in 1846, Iowa became the 29th U.S. state; and in 1945, Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.

Born This Day

1763: John Molson, founder of the Molson brewery (Lincolnshire, England; died 1836)
1856: Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States (Staunton, VA; died 1924)
1896: Roger Huntington Sessions, composer (Brooklyn, NY; died 1985)
1902: Mortimer J. Adler, American scholar, author, and educator (New York, NY; died 2001)
1905: Earl (Fatha) Hines, known as the father of modern jazz piano (Duquesne, PA; died 1983)
1908: Lew Ayres, actor (Minneapolis, MN; died 1996)
1913: Lou Jacobi, actor (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
1924: Milton Obote, Ugandan independence leader, prime minister, and president (Akoroko, Uganda; died 2005)
1925: Hildegard Knef, actress (Ulm, Germany; died 2002)
1927: Martin Milner, actor (Detroit, MI)
1932: Manuel Puig, novelist best known for The Kiss of the Spider Woman (General Villegas, Argentina; died 1990)
1934: Maggie Smith, actress (Ilford, England)
1946: Hubie Green, golfer (Birmingham, AL); Edgar Winter, singer/musician (Beaumont, TX)
1954: Denzel Washington, actor (Mount Vernon, NY)
1964: Malcolm Gets, actor (Gainesville, FL)

This Day In History

1832: John C. Calhoun becomes the first vice president to resign.
1846: Iowa is admitted to the Union as the 29th state.
1945: Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance.
1981: The first American test-tube baby is born, in Norfolk, VA.
2001: Pres. George W. Bush formally grants China permanent normal trade status with the U.S.

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