On this Date
Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog is 87. Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson is 83. Actor Lou Ferrigno is 67. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is 66. Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin is 59. Rapper Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) is 49. Rapper Scarface (Geto Boys) is 48. Blues singer Susan Tedeschi is 48. Singer Nick Lachey (98 Degrees) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sisqo (Dru Hill) is 40. Country singer Corey Smith is 39. Actress Emily Tyra is 31.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1620, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.
In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecution that became known as “Kristallnacht.”
In 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.
In 2000, George W. Bush’s lead over Al Gore in Florida slipped beneath 300 votes in a recount, as Democrats threw the presidential election to the courts, claiming “an injustice unparalleled in our history.”