December 4, 1949
Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, musician, producer,
photographer, cartoonist, storyteller, and occasional vintner. He won
the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in the
2009 film "Crazy Heart. He was nominated for an Academy Award six
times. Bridges is one of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for an
Academy Award and one of the oldest ever to win. "Crazy Heart" also won
him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, and the Screen Actors
Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading
|TODAY IN HISTORY|
|On this day 29 years ago, in 1991,
journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a
hostage in Beirut. He is the last and longest-held American hostage in
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|1812 Peter Gaillard patents the power mower.|
1918 President Wilson sails for the WWI peace talks in Versailles. The first U.S. president to travel to Europe while in office.
1943 President Roosevelt closes down the W.P.A., due to high levels of wartime employment in the U.S.
1945 By a vote of 65 to 7, the Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations.
1954 The first Burger King opens in Miami, Florida.
1978 After the murder of Mayor Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco's first female mayor.
1991 Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.
1992 President Bush orders American troops to lead a mercy mission to Somalia.
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