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BIRTH­DAYS

Ac­tress Loretta Swit is 81. For­mer first lady Laura Bush is 72. Ac­tress Markie Post is 68. Ac­tress-co­me­dian Kathy Grif­fin is 58. Ac­tor Ralph Mac­chio is 57. “Sur­vivor” host Jeff Probst is 57. Ac­tor Matthew McConaughey is 49. Rap­per-pro­ducer Sean “Puffy” Combs is 49. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is 48. Ac­tor An­thony Rui­v­i­var is 48.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1879, hu­morist Will Rogers was born in Oolo­gah, Ok­la­homa.

In 1922, the en­trance to King Tu­tankhamen’s tomb was dis­cov­ered in Egypt.

In 1964, co­me­dian Lenny Bruce was con­victed by a three-judge panel in New York of ob­scen­ity charges stem­ming from his per­for­mances at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Vil­lage. (Bruce re­ceived a post­hu­mous par­don in 2003 from New York Gov. Ge­orge Pataki.)

In 1979, the Iran hostage cri­sis be­gan as mil­i­tants stormed the U.S. Em­bassy in Tehran, seiz­ing its oc­cu­pants; for some, it was the start of 444 days of cap­tiv­ity.

In 1980, Repub­li­can Ron­ald Rea­gan won the White House as he de­feated Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter by a strong mar­gin. In 1995,

Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter

Yitzhak Rabin was as­sas­si­nated by a right-wing Is­raeli min­utes af­ter at­tend­ing a peace rally.

Ten years ago: Demo­crat Barack Obama was elected the first black pres­i­dent of the United States.

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