Ridge Events in History

2011 Event - New Zealand's highest mountain, the south ridge of Aoraki/Mount Cook, is renamed Hillary Ridge after Sir Edmund Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest

1996 Death - Peg Ridge, peace campaigner, dies at 72

1986 Birthday - Megan Fox, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, actress, sex symbol, debut film, 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen', breakout role, Mikaela Barnes in movie, 'Transformers', voted 'Sexiest Woman in the World' by FHM

1985 Event - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct

1985 Event - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge

1972 Event - 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

1972 Event - 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8

1971 Birthday - Trey Maples, born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Canadian Tour golfer, 1993 Canadian

1970 Event - 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut

1968 Birthday - Jennifer Azzi, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, basketball guard, 1996 Olympics gold

1968 Birthday - Alan Levine, Park Ridge, Illinois, pitcher, Chicago White Sox

1965 Birthday - Linda Brenneman, born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, cyclist, Olympics-11th-96

1962 Birthday - Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, outfielder for the Florida Marlins

1959 Event - 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis

1959 Birthday - Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge, New Jersey, NBA forward, Det Pistons, Utah Jazz

1956 Birthday - Gary Cole, born in Park Ridge, Illinois, actor, Fatal Vision, Son of Morning Star

1955 Birthday - Charlie Puleo, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Major League Baseball player, pitcher, played for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Red and Atlanta Braves 1981 - 1989

1952 Birthday - Steve Sanders, Richland, Georgia, country singer, Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira

1949 Birthday - Lorraine Bracco, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, actress

1949 Birthday - William M. Shepherd, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Captain USN/astronaut, STS-27, 41, 52

1949 Event - 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

1948 Birthday - Joe Bonsall, Philadelphia, country singer, Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira

1946 Birthday - Tom Ridge, American Politician

1945 Birthday - Carrie Snodgress, Park Ridge, Illinois, actress, Diary of Mad Housewife

1945 Birthday - Tom Ridge, born in Munhall, Pennsylvania, Representative-R-Pennsylvania 1983 - 1995, Governor Pennsylvania 1995 - 2001, 1st Secretary of Homeland Security

1945 Event - U.S. 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa

1943 Birthday - Duane Allen, born in Taylortown, Texas, country singer, Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira

1943 Birthday - Richard Sterban, Camden, New Jersey, country singer, Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira

1942 Event - Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal

1942 Event - Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal

1942 Event - Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal

1942 Birthday - Karen Black, Ziegler, Park Ridge, Illinois, 5 Easy Pieces, Pyx

1939 Birthday - Ali MacGraw, born in Pound Ridge, New York, actress, Love Story, Goodbye Columbus

1938 Birthday - Billy Mills, born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 10k, Olympics gold 64

1935 Birthday - William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer, Oak Ridge Boys

1931 Birthday - Skeeter Davis, Mary Penick, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, singer, End of World

1931 Birthday - Hope Lange, Redding Ridge, Connecticut, actress, Ghost and Mrs. Muir

1927 Birthday - John Carter, Center Ridge, Arkansas, actor, Max-Falcon Crest

1924 Birthday - Peg Ridge, peace campaigner

1917 Event - Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops

1916 Event - Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun

1913 Birthday - Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, orchestra leader, Vic Damone Show

1903 Birthday - Nathaniel Owings, Indianapolis, architect, Oak Ridge, TN; Sears

1891 Birthday - Robertson Hare, born in London, England, actor, Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge

1865 Event - Battle of Kingston, North Carolina (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)

1864 Event - Atlanta Campaign-5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge

1863 Event - Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

1862 Event - Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern)