Today in History
Today in History: Wednesday, October  29, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Oct. 29, 1969, the Internet had its beginnings when the first host-to-host connection was made on the Arpanet – an experimental military computer network – between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif.
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On this date in:
1618Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, was executed in London.
1682The founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, landed at what is now Chester, Pa.
1891Broadway star Fanny Brice was born Fanny Borach in Newark, N.J.
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1901President William McKinley's assassin, Leon Czolgosz, was electrocuted.
1923The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed.
1929Stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out.
1940The United States America began its first peacetime military draft.
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1947Frances Cleveland Preston, the widow of President Grover Cleveland, died at age 83.
1956Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.
1956"The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered as NBC's nightly TV newscast.
1962The Beach Boys' debut album, "Surfin' Safari," was released.
1966The National Organization for Women was founded.
1967The musical "Hair" opened off-Broadway.
2004Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped statement, directly admitted for the first time that he had ordered the Sept. 11 attacks.
2004European Union leaders signed the EU's first constitution.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Winona Ryder turns 43 years old today.
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Connie Mack IIIFormer U.S. senator, R-Fla.74
Denny LaineRock musician (Wings, Moody Blues)70
Melba MooreSinger69
Peter GreenRock musician (Fleetwood Mac)68
Richard DreyfussActor67
Kate JacksonActress ("Charlie's Angels")66
Denis PotvinHockey Hall of Famer61
Dan CastellanetaActor ("The Simpsons")57
Randy JacksonSinger (The Jackson Five)53
Joely FisherActress47
Brendan FehrActor ("CSI: MIami")37
Chris BaioRock musician (Vampire Weekend)30
Actress Gabrielle Union turns 41 years old today.
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