Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
2007: Actress and singer Betty Hutton, celebrated as a blond bombshell of Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1940s and 50s, dies from complications of colon cancer at the age of 86 in Palm Springs, California. Hutton appeared in movies such as "Annie Get Your Gun" (pictured), "The Greatest Show on Earth," "Happy Go Lucky," "The Fleet's In" and "Miracle of Morgan's Creek."
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