Today in History

Died 2001: Ernie Coombs (children's entertainer, "Mr. Dressup")

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    1986: William Rehnquist is confirmed as chief justice of the US Supreme Court

    Born 1914: Allen Funt (producer)

    Born 1946: Tommy Lee Jones (actor)

    1741: Composer George Handel completed The Messiah

    Born 1948: Nell Carter (actress & singer)

    1959: Luna 2 spacecraft launched

    1954: First live TV broadcast of Miss America pageant

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