TODAY IN HISTORYLast update on Monday, March 10, 2014 3:05 AM EDT
from Eyewitness News Online
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year.
Thought for the day:
"Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions." — Henry R. Luce, American magazine publisher (1898-1967).
Today's Hightlight in History:
On March 10, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed an order assigning Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant-general, to the command of the Armies of the United States (Grant assumed his new command two days later, relieving General-in-Chief Henry Halleck). The song "Beautiful Dreamer" by the late Stephen Foster was copyrighted by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York.
On This Date:
Talk show host Ralph Emery is 81.
Bluegrass/country singer-musician Norman Blake is 76.
Actor Chuck Norris is 74.
Playwright David Rabe is 74.
Singer Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean) is 74.
Actor Richard Gant is 70.
Actress Katharine Houghton is 69.
Rock musician Tom Scholz (Boston) is 67.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell is 67.
Actress Aloma Wright is 64.
Blues musician Ronnie Earl (Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters) is 61.
Producer-director-writer Paul Haggis is 61.
Alt-country/rock musician Gary Louris is 59.
Actress Shannon Tweed is 57.
Pop/jazz singer Jeanie Bryson is 56.
Actress Sharon Stone is 56.
Rock musician Gail Greenwood is 54.
Magician Lance Burton is 54.
Movie producer Scott Gardenhour (Film: "Pearl Harbor") is 53.
Actress Jasmine Guy is 52.
Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 51.
Music producer Rick Rubin is 51.
Britain's Prince Edward is 50.
Actor Stephen Mailer is 48.
Actor Philip Anthony-Rodriguez is 46.
Actress Paget Brewster is 45.
Actor Jon Hamm is 43.
Country singer Daryle Singletary is 43.
Rapper-producer Timbaland is 42.
Actor Cristian (kris-tee-AHN') de la Fuente is 40.
Rock musician Jerry Horton (Papa Roach) is 39.
Actor Jeff Branson is 37.
Singer Robin Thicke is 37.
Actress Bree Turner is 37.
Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller is 37.
Contemporary Christian singer Michael Barnes (Red) is 35.
Actor Edi Gathegi is 35.
Rock musician Matt Asti (MGMT) is 34.
Country singer Carrie Underwood is 31.
Actress Olivia Wilde is 30.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Emeli Sande (EH'-mihl-ee SAN'-day) is 27.
Country singer Rachel Reinert is 25.
Actress Emily Osment is 22.
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