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This Day in History: Feb. 5

This Day in History

1916: Gen. John J. Pershing enters Mexico to pursue Pancho Villa, who had raided U.S. border areas.
1974: Heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped in Berkeley, CA by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1983: Klaus Barbie, the World War II Gestapo chief in Lyon, is arrested by French officials after his extradition from Bolivia.
1993: Pres. Bill Clinton signs legislation requiring large companies to grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to workers with family and medical emergencies.
1994: Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
2003: U.S. Sec. of State Colin Powell addresses the U.N. Security Council, alleging attempts by Iraq to conceal weapons programs and links between Iraq's government and the Al Qaeda terorist organization.

Today's Birthdays

1788: Sir Robert Peel, English statesman (Lancashire, England; died 1850)
1900: Adlai Stevenson, Illinois governor, presidential candidate, and UN representative (Los Angeles, CA; died 1965)
1906: John Carradine, actor (New York, NY; died 1988)
1919: Red Buttons, actor (New York, NY)
1928: Father Andrew Greeley, priest and author (Oak Park, IL)
1934: Hank Aaron, baseball player (Mobile, AL)
1941: Jane Bryant Quinn, financial writer (Niagara Falls, NY). David Selby, actor (Morgantown, WV):
1942: Stephen J. Cannell, author and TV writer (Los Angeles, CA). Roger Staubach, football quarterback (Cincinnati, OH):
1948: Christopher Guest, comedian and writer (New York, NY). Barbara Hershey, actress (Los Angeles, CA):
1962: Jennifer Jason Leigh, actress (Los Angeles, CA)
1964: Laura Linney, actress (New York, NY)
1966: Rick Astley, singer (Warrington, Cheshire, England)
1968: Roberto Alomar, baseball player (Ponce, Puerto Rico)
1969: Bobby Brown, singer (Boston, MA)

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