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Today in History
Today in History: Monday, July  06, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On July 6, 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time as teenagers at a church in their native Liverpool, England, following a performance by Lennon's band, the Quarrymen.
 
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On this date in:
1483England's King Richard III was crowned.
1535Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason.
1777British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution.
1854The first official meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Mich.
1923The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
1933Baseball's first All-Star game was held at Chicago's Comiskey Park, with the American League's best beating the National Leauge squad 4-2.
1944Fire broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn., killing 169 people.
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1957Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
1974Garrison Keillor's radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," debuted in a live broadcast from St. Paul, Minn.
2003Former ambassador Joseph Wilson, in a New York Times op-ed, disputed President George W. Bush's statement that Iraq had sought uranium in Africa, saying he had found no evidence to support the claim when the CIA asked him to investigate.
2004Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry chose Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina to be his running mate.
2005Soap opera actress Kelly Monaco won the first season of "Dancing With the Stars."
2005New York Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed after refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating the leak of an undercover CIA operative's name.
2010Queen Elizabeth II addressed the United Nations for the first time since 1957 during her first New York visit in more than 30 years.
2010Actress Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in a residential substance-abuse program for violating her probation stemming from two separate 2007 cases of driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol. (She served 14 days behind bars.) .
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Geoffrey Rush ("The King's Speech") turns 64 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Nancy ReaganFormer first lady94
William SchallertActor ("The Patty Duke Show")93
Della ReeseSinger, actress ("Touched by an Angel")84
Ned BeattyActor78
Burt WardActor ("Batman")70
George W. BushFormer president of the United States69
Sylvester StalloneActor69
Allyce BeasleyActress ("Moonlighting")64
Grant GoodeveActor ("Eight is Enough")63
Nanci GriffithCountry singer62
Willie RandolphBaseball player, manager61
Jennifer SaundersActress ("Absolutely Fabulous")57
Kevin HartActor, comedian36
Brandon JacobsFootball player33
Rapper 50 Cent turns 40 years old today.
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