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    Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Pat Boone, Morgan Freeman, Brian Cox, Ronnie Wood, Jonathan Pryce, Ronnie Dunn, Simon Gallup, Mark Curry, Teri Polo, Tony Bennett, Alanis Morissette and Brandi Carlile. 

      In 2009, General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

        In 1925, Lou Gehrig bats for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth inning and replaces Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games.

          Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Clint Eastwood, Peter Yarrow, Terry Waite, Sharon Gless, Joe Namath, Gregory Harrison, Chris Elliott, Lea Thompson, Brooke Shields, Phil Keoghan, Christian McBride and Eric Christian Olsen. 

            In 1889, some 2,200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, perished when the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending 20 million tons of water rushing through the town.

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