The Pilgrim’s colony was supposed to be near this modern city, not where they finally settled.
- New York, NY
- Norfolk, VA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Wilmington, NC
Today in History: Born on August 19
Bernard Baruch, U.S. representative to the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission.
Orville Wright, aviation pioneer.
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, fashion designer.
Ogden Nash, humorist.
Malcolm Forbes, publisher of Forbes magazine.
Gene Roddenberry, television writer and producer, best known for the series Star Trek.
Willie Shoemaker, record-setting jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts); received Mike Venezia Memorial Award for "extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship" in 1990.
Jill St John, (Jill Arlyn Oppenheim), Los Angeles California, actress (Diamonds are Forever).
Fred Thompson, US Senator (R-Tenn); minority counsel on Senate Watergate Committee, lobbyist; actor (Law and Order)).
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001); first president from the Baby Boomer generation.
Tipper Gore, wife of US Vice President Al Gore (1993-2001); co-founder, Parents Music Resource Center, which lobbied to have parental advisory labels placed on the packaging of music containing violent, sexual or drug-use lyrics.
Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation); character given same birth-date but in 2335.
Lee Ann Womack, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter ("I Hope You Dance").