Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, August 10, 2012
8/10/2012 12:00:00 PM
Friday, August 10, 2012
- Rosanna Arquette (actress, Pulp Fiction, After Hours, Desperately Seeking Susan, Crash) (53)
- Antonio Banderas (actor, Philadelphia, Interview With The Vampire, Desperado, The Mask Of Zorro, the Spy Kids movies, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the voice of Puss In Boots in Shrek 2; husband of Melanie Griffith) (53)
- Harriet Miers (controversial White House counsel) (67)
- Angie Harmon (actress-model, Rizzoli & Isles, Baywatch, Law & Order) (40)
- Ronnie Spector (former lead singer of the Ronettes) (69)
- Ian Anderson (lead singer, Jethro Tull) (65)
- Patti Austin (R&B/jazz singer) (62)
- Michael "Biv" Bivins (member of New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe) (44)
- Riddick Bowe (former heavyweight champ) (45)
- Jon Farriss (drummer, INXS) (51)
- Devon Aoki (actress/model, Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious) (30)
- Justin Theroux (actor/screenwriter, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Zoolander, Mulholland Drive, Six Feet Under, co-wrote Tropic Thunder, wrote screenplay for Iron Man 2) (41)
- Kylie Jenner (Reality TV Star, Keeping Up With The Kardashians) (15)
- Aaron Kamin (guitarist, the Calling) (35)
ON THIS DAY:
- 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson suggest that the United States adopt "E Pluribus Unum" -- which means "Out of many, one" -- as the motto for the Great Seal.
- 1833,Chicago is incorporated as a village, with a population of less than 200 at the time.
- 1898 Actor Jack Haley (The Wizard Of Oz's Tin Woodsman) is born. He dies in 1979.
- 1909 Leo Fender, who created the Stratocaster guitar, is born. He dies in 1991.
- 1928 Jimmy Dean, country singer, actor and sausage maker, is born. He dies in June 2010.
- 1945,Japan announces its willingness to surrender to the Allies, one day after the city ofNagasaki was hit with the second atomic bomb.
- 1963 "Wipe Out" by the Surfaris peaks at Number Two on the pop chart.
- 1964 "Please Please Me" b/w "From Me To You" by the Beatles is released.
- 1968 Wheels Of Fire by Cream hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for four weeks.
- 1972 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested and fined $1,200 for drug possession inGothenburg,Sweden. Paul is quoted as saying, "This will make good publicity for our concert tonight."
- 1974 "Call On Me" by Chicago peaks at Number Six on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
- 1974 "Takin' Care Of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaks at Number 12 on the pop chart.
- 1974 Tres Hombres by ZZ Top peaks at Number Eight on the album chart.
- 1977, David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, New York, and accused of being the "Son Of Sam" gunman whose year-long series of attacks killed six, wounded seven, and terrorized New York City.
- 1981 The head of John Walsh's son Adam is found in Hollywood, Florida. This event will later prompt Congress to pass the Missing Children's Act, giving the FBI greater authority to track the disappearance of children. It also makes Walsh a national spokesman against crime and eventually leads to the establishment of America's Most Wanted.
- 1981, Cal Ripken, Jr. made his major league debut as a Baltimore Orioles pinch-runner.
- 1985 Reckless by Bryan Adams hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
- 1985, Michael Jackson paid $47.5 million for the Northern Songs Catalogue of the Beatles' copyrights, which included 251 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
- 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans interned by theU.S. government during World War II.
- 1991 "You Could Be Mine" by Guns N' Roses peaks at Number 29 on the pop chart.
- 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court's 107th justice, and second woman.
- 1994 Bill Clinton claims presidential immunity in asking a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Corbin Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.
- 1995 R.E.M.'s Monster album is certified quadruple platinum.
- 1995 Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are charged with 11 counts in the April 19th bombing of theAlfredP.MurrahFederalBuilding inOklahoma City. The pair pleads innocent. Both are later convicted, with McVeigh being put to death and Nichols sentenced to life without parole.
- 1995, Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was convicted of conspiracy, tax evasion, and money laundering.
- 1995, Norma McCorvey -- the "Jane Roe" whose demand for an abortion led to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision -- announced she'd joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
- 2000 Dave Matthews marries Ashley Harper.
- 2002 Actor Nicolas Cage marries Lisa Presley, daughter of Elvis. It's Cage's second marriage and Presley's third. They later divorce.
- 2004 Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2, a second collection of punk and alternative songs compiled in the hope of evicting George Bush from the White House, is released. Foo Fighters, Green Day, No Doubt, Sugarcult, and Yellowcard are among the acts that contribute tunes to the disc.
- 2005 A Washington County Circuit Court judge rules that people who bought an Evanescence live album called Anywhere But Home at Wal-Mart stores inMaryland can get refunds for it. The ruling partially settles a lawsuit brought by aMaryland couple, who complained that the copy of the record they bought included explicit lyrics but did not carry a parental warning sticker.
- 2005 The Rolling Stones play a "surprise" club show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto to wrap up rehearsals for their A Bigger Bang world tour.
- 2006 Scotland Yard disrupts what is said to be a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from theUnited Kingdom to theUnited States.
- 2007 British rock legend Tony Wilson dies of kidney cancer at the age of 57. Best known as the founder of Factory Records, the influential label where he signed seminal alternative acts such as Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, Wilson was one of the driving forces behind theManchester music scene.
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