Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge, FDR founds the March of Dimes, Apple Computer is incorporated, and Gen. Manuel Noriega surrenders, all on this day.
1956: Actor and director Mel Gibson, best known for starring in the "Mad Max" and "Lethal Weapon" film series and directing such movies as "Braveheart," "The Passion of the Christ" and "Apocalypto," is born in Peekskill, N.Y. Gibson, who also starred in "Braveheart," won an Oscar for Best Director for the film, which also won Best Picture. He's also known for starring in such films as "Ransom," "Maverick," "What Women Want," "We Were Soldiers" and "Signs."
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