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Born on 18 February? Then You Share Your Day With:

Actor George Kennedy 84, Singers Yoko Ono 76, Herman Santiago (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) 68. Producer director John Hughes 59. Web visionary and tech freak Texas'Ts 51. Actress Cybill Shepard 59, Actor John Travolta 55, Game show host(?) Vanna White 52. Actress Greta Scacchi is 49. Rapper Dr. Dre is 44. Actress's Molly Ringwald 41, Sahrah Brown 34. Singer Musician Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) 32. Rock-singer musician Regina Spektor is 29.

And on this day in HIStory:

  • In 1735, the first opera presented in America, Flora, or Hob in the Well, was performed in present day Charleston, SC
  • In 1930, photographic evidence of Pluto - now designated a "dwarf planet" - was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ.
  • In 1977 the space shuttle Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden "flight" above the Mojave Desert.
  • In 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt died from injuries suffered in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49.

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