On this Date
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is 85. Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach is 77. Movie director Michael Mann is 76. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 73. Actress Barbara Hershey is 71. Actor Christopher Guest is 71. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 71. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 57. Actress Laura Linney is 55. Country singer Sara Evans is 48.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1917, The U.S. Congress passed, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, an act severely curtailing Asian immigration.
In 1918, during World War I, the Cunard liner SS Tuscania, which was transporting about 2,000 American troops to Europe, was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Irish Sea with the loss of more than 200 people.
In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that all but a small rear-guard contingent of its troops had left Afghanistan.