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Monday, April 17, 2006

On This Day


"Jennifer Garner turns 34 years old today. "

She looks more pretty now in this picture---aging gracefully !! and Ford introduced a new Mustang (1964 actually).

Other things happened on this day (see NY times):

  • 1492 Christopher Columbus signed a contract with a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia.
  • 1524 Giovanni da Verrazano reached present-day New York harbor.
  • 1790 American statesman Benjamin Franklin died in Philadelphia at age 84.
  • 1861 The Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union.
  • 1941 Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany in World War II.
  • 1951 Baseball hall-of-famer Mickey Mantle made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
  • 1964 The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model.
  • 1969 A jury in Los Angeles convicted Sirhan Sirhan of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1969 Czechoslovak Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek was deposed.
  • 1970 The astronauts of Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft.
  • 1975 Phnom Penh fell to Communist insurgents, ending Cambodia's five-year civil war.
  • 1991 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 3,000 for the first time.
  • 1993 A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King; two other officers were acquitted.
  • 1996 Lyle and Erik Menendez were spared the death penalty by a Los Angeles jury, which recommended they serve life in prison without parole for killing their wealthy parents.
  • 1998 Photographer Linda McCartney, wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, died at age 56.
  • 2001 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 500th career home run, becoming the 17th major leaguer to reach the mark.
  • 2004 Israel assassinated Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi with a missile strike on his car.


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