Rabbi's On This Day: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Posted 3/10/2013 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, March 10, 2013

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Prince Edward (also goes by Edward Wessex, Queen Elizabeth II's third son) (49)
  • Jasmine Guy (actress, A Different World's Whitley Gilbert) (51, disputed)
  • Chuck Norris (actor and karate expert, Return Of The Dragon, Good Guys Wear Black, Walker, Texas Ranger) (73)
  • Sharon Stone (actress, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Casino, Sphere, Cold Creek Manor, Sliver) (55)
  • Shannon Miller (Olympic gold-medal gymnast) (36)
  • Emily Osment (actress, Spy Kids) (21)
  • Edie Brickell (singer, married to Paul Simon) (47)
  • Carrie Underwood (fourth season winner, American Idol and country singer) (30)
  • Shannon Tweed (actress, former Playboy Playmate and Playmate Of The Year; longtime partner of Kiss singer-bassist Gene Simmons) (56)
  • Tom Scholz (multi-instrumentalist and producer, Boston) (66)
  • Jeff Ament (bassist, Pearl Jam) (50)
  • Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean, "Little Old Lady FromPasadena") (73)
  • Rick Rubin (producer, Public Enemy, Slayer, Slipknot, the Beastie Boys, Dixie Chicks, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Audioslave, Johnny Cash, Metallica) (50)
  • Paul Haggis (screenwriter/producer/director, Crash, Terminator Salvation, Casino Royale, Flags of Our Fathers, Million Dollar Baby) (60)
  • Jon Hamm (actor, Mad Men, The Town, Bridesmaids) (42)
  • Olivia Wilde (actress, The O.C., Alpha Dog, House, Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) (29)
  • Ben Burnley (singer/guitarist, Breaking Benjamin) (35)
  • John LeCompt (guitarist, Evanescence, We Are The Fallen) (40)
  • Matt Rubano (bassist, Taking Back Sunday) (36)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1848, the Senate ratified the Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War and expanding the U.S. borders to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1864, Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies in the Civil War.
  • 1874,PurdueUniversity inIndiana admits its first student.
  • 1876, Alexander Graham Bell transmitted and makes the first successful phone message. He calls his assistant in an adjoining room in Boston and says, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."
  • 1913, William Knox literally bowled 'em over at the American Bowling Congress tournament held in Toledo, Ohio, when he rolled the first perfect 300 game in tournament competition.
  • 1928 James Earl Ray, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassin, is born. He dies in 1998.
  • 1937, An audience of 21,000 jitterbuggers jammed the Paramount Theatre in New York City to see a young clarinetist whom they would crown 'The King Of Swing' on this night. The popular musician was Benny Goodman.
  • 1938, Spencer Tracy won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Captains Courageous, while Luise Rainer took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in The Good Earth.
  • 1941, The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would wear batting helmets during the 1941 baseball season. General Manager Larry MacPhail, who started the Dodgers dynasty in the '30s, predicted that all baseball players would soon be wearing the new devices. He was right.
  • 1945,Japan declaresVietnam's independence.
  • 1952, General Fulgencio Batista took over Cuba in a military coup. Batista himself was overthrown in 1959 by Fidel Castro.
  • 1957, Osama Bin Laden (a.k.a. Usama Bin Laden, founder of Al-Qaeda) is born. He is shot and killed inside a private compound in Pakistan on May 2nd, 2011, by U.S. Navy SEALs and CIA operatives in a covert operation ordered by United States President Barack Obama.
  • 1966, Bob Dylan records "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" at Music Row Studios in Nashville.
  • 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He later recanted, but remained in jail, maintaining his innocence, until his death in 1998.
  • 1973, A wake is held for Grateful Dead singer-keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan at singer-guitarist Bob Weir's house in Mill Valley, California. Over 500 people attend.
  • 1975, The Rocky Horror Show opens at the Belasco Theater inNew York City.
  • 1977 Astronomers discover rings around the planet Uranus. Keep your comments to yourself, please.
  • 1978, The TV show The Incredible Hulk, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, debuts.
  • 1984 Lead singer Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath to rejoin the newly reunited Deep Purple.
  • 1988, An avalanche at the Swiss Ski resort "Klosters" nearly kills Prince Charles.
  • 1990 "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)" by Joan Jett, a cover of the AC/DC song, peaks at Number 36 on the pop chart.
  • 1993, Abortion provider Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside aPensacola,Florida, abortion clinic.
  • 1995, former Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan announced he was ending his pro baseball stint to return to the NBA.
  • 1997 Buffy The Vampire Slayer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, premieres on the WB Network.
  • 1998 Fastball releases its breakthrough album, All The Pain Money Can Buy.
  • 1998 Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland releases his first and, so far, only solo album, 12 Bar Blues.
  • 1998, Actor Lloyd Bridges (High Noon, Sea Hunt, Airplane I and II; father of Beau and Jeff Bridges) dies at age 85.
  • 2000 Korn drummer David Silveria gets a scare when he loses the use of his wrist during a show in Fargo, North Dakota. Former Ozzy Osbourne and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin sits in for the remainder of the tour while Silveria undergoes tests and recuperates.
  • 2003 AC/DC, the Clash, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, and the Police are among the artists inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
  • 2003 Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines tells an audience in London that she's "ashamed" that President George W. Bush is from her nativeTexas, leading to a public backlash.
  • 2006 The surviving members of Alice In Chains return to the stage for only the second time since 1996 at the Trump Taj Mahal resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the taping of a tribute to Heart for the VH1 Classic series Decades Rock Live.
  • 2008 Disturbed and Filter perform in Kuwait as part of Operation MySpace, a three-hour concert event for U.S. troops also featuring the Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, DJ Z-Trip and comedian Carlos Mencia.
  • 2008 Van Halen postpones 17 shows on its reunion tour with David Lee Roth because guitarist Eddie Van Halen has to get unspecified medical treatment. The cause is never made public.
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