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This Day in History: Dec. 30

monkees-cover.jpg An interesting collection of birthdays for this date in history, including the Roman emperor Titus (39 BCE, Rome, Italy; died 81 BCE); the Monkees' Davy Jones (1945, Manchester, England); and superstar golfer Tiger Woods (1975, Long Beach, CA).

Also on this date in 1862, the Union ironclad USS Monitor sank in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC.

Born This Day

39 BCE: Titus, Roman emperor (Rome, Italy; died 81 BCE)
1865: Rudyard Kipling, writer (Bombay, India; died 1936)
1867: Simon Guggenheim, industrialist and philanthropist (Philadelphia, PA; died 1941)
1873: Alfred E. Smith, American statesman and presidential candidate (New York, NY; died 1944)
1906: Sir Carol Reed, director (England; died 1976)
1914: Bert Parks, TV personality (Atlanta, GA; died 1992)
1931: Eqbal Ahmad, scholar and member of the "Harrisburg Seven" (Irki-Bihar, India; died 1999)
1932: John Hillerman, actor (Denison, TX)
1935: Sandy Koufax, baseball pitcher (Brooklyn, NY)
1938: Joseph Bologna, actor (Brooklyn, NY)
1942: Michael Nesmith, singer/songwriter and member of the Monkees (Dallas, TX)
1945: Davy Jones, actor/singer and member of the Monkees (Manchester, England)
1957: Matt Lauer, TV anchor (New York, NY)
1959: Tracey Ullman, actress (Slough, England)
1961: Ben Johnson, runner (Canada)
1975: Tiger Woods, golfer (Long Beach, CA)

This Day in History

1862: During the Civil War, The Union ironclad USS Monitor sinks in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC.
1922: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is officially formed when a treaty of union is adopted.
1947: King Michael of Romania abdicates under Communist pressure and the government at once proclaims Romania a people's republic.
1982: After one year, Poland lifts martial law but retains many restrictive measures.
1993: The Vatican and Israel establish official relations.
2005: President George W. Bush signs legislation providing $29 billion in reconstruction aid for the Gulf Coast region, which had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August.

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