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This Day In History: July 8

This Day in History

1889: The Wall Street Journal publishes its first issue.
1942: Anne Frank and her family go into hiding during the Holocaust.
1950: Gen. Douglas MacArthur is appointed commander of UN forces in Korea.
1969: The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Vietnam begins.
1986: The U.S. government bans the use of sulfites in fresh vegetables and fruits.
1998: In a tentative settlement, Dow Corning agrees to pay $3.2 billion to 170,000 women who claim they have become ill from silicone breast implants.

Today's Birthdays

1621: Jean de La Fontaine, writer of fables (Château-Thierry , France; died 1695)
1836: Joseph Chamberlain, statesman (London, England; died 1914)
1838: Ferdinand von Zeppelin, soldier and aeronautical engineer/airship designer (Germany; died 1917)
1839: John D. Rockefeller, industrialist (Richford, NY; died 1937)
1906: Philip Johnson, architect (Cleveland, OH; died 2005)
1908: Nelson Rockefeller, NY governor and vice president of the United States (Bar Harbor, ME; died 1979)
1914: Billy Eckstine, bandleader/singer (Pittsburgh, PA; died 1993)
1926: Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross, psychiatrist who helped revolutionize attitudes toward the terminally ill and author of On Death and Dying (Zurich, Switzerland; died 2004)
1931: Roone Arledge, TV executive (Forest Hills, NY; died 2002)
1932: Jerry Vale, musician (Bronx, NY)
1935: Steve Lawrence, singer (Brooklyn, NY)
1942: Phil Gramm, U.S. senator (Ft. Benning, GA)
1946: Cynthia Gregory, ballerina (Los Angeles, CA)
1948: Kim Darby, actor (Hollywood, CA). Raffi (Cavoukian), children's singer/songwriter (Cairo, Egypt)
1951: Anjelica Huston, actress/director (Santa Monica, CA)
1958: Kevin Bacon, actor (Philadelphia, PA)
1968: Billy Crudup, actor (Manhasset, NY)
1970: Beck (Hansen), musician (Los Angeles, CA)

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