THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Thursday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2016. There are 359 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1955: Singer Marian Anderson made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera.”
1963: The cost of a first- class stamp in the U. S. rose from 4 to 5 cents.
IN THE WORLD
2015: Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French newspaper that had caricatured the prophet Mohammad, methodically killing 12 people, including the editor.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Author William Peter Blatty is 88. Magazine publisher Jann Wenner is 70. Singer Kenny Loggins is 68. Actress Erin Gray is 66. Actor David Caruso is 60. Talk show host Katie Couric is 59. Sen. Rand Paul, R- Ky., is 53. Actor Nicolas Cage is 52. Actor Brett Dalton ( TV: “Marvel’s Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D.”) is 33. Actor Marcus Scribner ( TV: “black- ish”) is 16.