THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 14, the 349th day of 2016. There are 17 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
2012: A gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., then committed suicide as police arrived; 20-year-old Adam Lanza also had fatally shot his mother at their home before carrying out the attack on the school.
IN THE WORLD
1911: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first men to reach the South Pole, beating out a British expedition led by Robert F. Scott.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 70. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 70.Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 67. Singermusician Peter “Spider” Stacy (The Pogues) is 58. Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 28.