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Today's Birthdays – August 1, 2011




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Celebrity Birthdays10 -BC- Claudius 4th Roman emperor (41-54 AD)1770 William Clark Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition1779 Francis Scott Key composer (Star-Spangled Banner)1815 Richard Henry Dana spent 2 years before mast1818 Maria Mitchell 1st American woman astronomer on Nantucket Island1819 Herman Melville US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd)1889 Dr John F Mahoney developed pencillin treatment of syphillis1895 Benjamin E Mays 1st black president of Atlanta Board of Education1912 Henry Jones Phila Pa, actor (Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy)1933 Dom DeLuise Bkln NY, comedian, actor (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso)1942 Jerry Garcia SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe’s Band)1952 Brian Patrick Clarke Gettysburg Pa, actor (Merle-Eight is Enough)1953 Robert Cray Columbus Ga, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy)1959 Joe Elliot rocker (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)1963 Coolio rapper1964 Adam Duritz Counting Crows1973 Tempestt Bledsoe Chicago, actress (Vanessa-Cosby Show)1978 Dhani Harrison George Harrison’s 1st child1981 Ashley Angel Making the Band ]]]]> ]]>

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