THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2016. There are 23 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1941: The United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
1980: Rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Rock singer-musician Gregg Allman is 69. Reggae singer Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals) is 68. Actress Kim Basinger is 63. Political commentator Ann Coulter is 55. Actress Teri Hatcher is 52. Singer Sinead O’Connor is 50. Actor Dominic Monaghan is 40. Rock singer Ingrid Michaelson is 37. Actress AnnaSophia Robb is 23.