This day in history

first_imgTODAY IS THE 327th DAY OF 2007 There are 38 days left in the year. Highlights in history AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings In 1765, Frederick County, Md., became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act. In 1903, singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoletto.” In 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published. In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed by a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy. In 1996, a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the waves off Comoros Islands, killing about two-thirds of the 175 people on board. Ten years ago: Iowa septuplet mom Bobbi McCaughey left the hospital and returned home while her seven babies stayed behind in intensive care. Five years ago: President Bush visited Vilnius, Lithuania, and Bucharest, Romania, where he vowed to defend hard-won freedoms behind the former Iron Curtain. Miss World organizers moved the beauty pageant from Abuja, Nigeria, to London after about 100 people died in violence triggered by a newspaper’s suggestion that the Islamic prophet Muhammad would have liked the event. One year ago: Former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London from radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin. Car bombs and mortar rounds struck a Shiite slum in Baghdad, killing 215 people. Death claimed Broadway librettist Betty Comden at age 89; jazz vocalist Anita O’Day at age 87; and French actor Philippe Noiret at age 76. Today’s birthdays Actor Franco Nero is 66. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is 63. Actor Steve Landesberg is 62. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 53. Actor Maxwell Caulfield is 48. Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield is 40. Actor Oded Fehr is 37. Actor Page Kennedy is 31. Actress Kelly Brook is 28. Actor Lucas Grabee is 23. Actress-singer Miley Cyrus (TV: “Hannah Montana”) is 15. Actor Austin Majors is 12. Thought for today “It is better to debate an important matter without settling it than to settle it without debating it.” – Anonymous. – From The Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more