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In 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Craig Brewer, Frankie Beverly, Giannis Antetokounmpo, JoBeth Willia…

In 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black president, died at age 95, and more events that happe…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Frankie Muniz, Jim Plunkett, John Rzeznik, Keri Hilson, Margaret Ch…

In 1965, the United States launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell aboard on a two-week mission,…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Fred Armisen, Gemma Jones, Jay-Z, Jeff Bridges, Marisa Tomei, Tyra …

In 1992, the Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled more than 21 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground off northwestern Spain, and more ev…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Chlumsky, Brendan Fraser, Dascha Polanco, Julianne Moore, Ozzy…

In 1970, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency opened its doors under its first director, William D. Ruckelshaus, and more events …

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Aaron Rodgers, Britney Spears, Joe Lo Truglio, Lucy Liu, Nelly Furt…

In 1955, Rosa Parks, a Black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, an…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bette Midler, Golden Brooks, Janelle Monae, Riz Ahmed, Sarah Silver…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Ben Stiller, Bo Jackson, Chrissy Teigen, Elisha Cuthbert, Kaley Cuo…

In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning, an…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Faris, Diane Ladd, Don Cheadle, Joel Coen, John Mayall, Marian…

In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began conferring in Tehran d…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alfonso Cuaron, Berry Gordy Jr., Ed Harris, Jon Stewart, Mary Eliza…

In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by for…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bill Nye, Elizabeth Marvel, Jaleel White, Kathryn Bigelow, Lashana …

In 2011, NASA’s Curiosity rover blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8 1/2-month, 354 million-mile journey to Mars, and more events…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including DJ Khaled, John McVie, Kristin Bauer, Natasha Bedingfield, Rita Ora…

In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sal…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Amy Grant, Christina Applegate, Jerry Ferrara, Kathryn Crosby, Mark…

In 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and more events that happen…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Colin Hanks, Danielle Nicolet, Katherine Heigl, Oscar Robertson, Sa…

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