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Celebrity Birthdays for July 21 – Robin Williams, Josh Hartnett and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Robin Williams
Age: 61
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: Starring on the sitcom ‘Mork and Mindy,’ his Oscar-winning role in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ nominations for other movies like ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ and ‘Dead Poets Society,’ and his voiceover work in ‘Aladdin’ and the ‘Happy Feet’ franchise

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Stephen Lovekin / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for October 25 – Chely Wright, Katy Perry and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Chely Wright
Age: 41
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Charting more than 15 singles on the country charts, writing songs for other artists such as Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith, and Clay Walker, and being the first major country music performer to publicly admit she’s gay

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 14 – Roosevelt Takes Office and More

1901 – US President William McKinley dies after a September 6 assassination attempt and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt (More info)

1927 – Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan is killed in a bizarre accident when the enormous silk scarf around her neck gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her moving car (More info)

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Vince Musi, The White House
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This Day in History for September 13 – Oslo Accords Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1814 – Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ (More info)

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (More info)

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This Day in History for September 12 – JFK Marries Jackie and More

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1940 – Ancient cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France (More info)

1953 – Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (More info)

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This Day in History for September 8 – Ford Pardons Nixon and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1504 – Michelangelo’s ‘David’ is unveiled in Florence, Italy (More info)

1966 – The first ‘Star Trek’ series premieres on NBC (More info)

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This Day in History for September 7 – US Dubbed ‘Uncle Sam’ and More

1813 – The United States federal government gets its nickname, Uncle Sam (More info)

1921 – The first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 6 – Ripken Breaks Record and More

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1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, thus becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe (More info)

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (More info)

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This Day in History for September 1 – Titanic Wreckage Found and More

1864 – Atlanta falls to Union forces during the Civil War (More info)

1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America (More info)

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This Day in History for August 29 – Hurricane Katrina Strikes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction (More info)

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 25 – Dylan Goes Electric and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music (More info)

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