Henry Ford began building an empire in1903, selling his first automobile.

The ABC in Melbourne broadcast the first national radio program on this day in 1920.

In 1984 Vanessa Williams, the first African American to win Miss America, was ask to step down, after Penthouse Magazine announced they were going to publish nude photos of the 21 year old. 

Foreigner released ‘Cold as Ice’ in 1977.

Prince Andrew married Sarah Fergusson at London’s Westminster Abbey in 1986.

And troubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London home in 2011 – she was 27.

Today’s birthdays: 


Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe is 27 (1989)

Mrs Lleyton Hewitt – Bec Cartwright – is 33 (1983)

Actor Marlon Wayans is 44 (1972)

Guitarist Slash is 51 (1965)

Actor Woody Harrelson is 55 (1961)

And Australia TV legend Bert Newton turns 78 (1938) 

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