THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

To­day is Sun­day, Dec. 18, the 353rd day of 2016. There are 13 days left in the year.

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IN THE NATION

1865: The 13th Amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion, abol­ish­ing slav­ery, was de­clared in ef­fect by Sec­re­tary of State Wil­liam H. Se­ward. 1944: The U.S. Supreme Court up­held the gov­ern­ment’s wartime evac­u­a­tion of peo­ple of Ja­panese de­scent from the West Coast while at the same time rul­ing that “con­ced­edly loyal” Amer­i­cans of Ja­panese an­ces­try could not con­tinue to be de­tained.

IN THE WORLD

2015: United Nations Security Coun­cil mem­bers unan­i­mously ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion en­dors­ing a peace process for Syria.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

For­mer U.S. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ram­sey Clark is 89. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Keith Richards is 73. Movie pro­ducer-di­rec­tor Steven Spiel­berg is 70. Movie di­rec­tor Gil­lian Arm­strong is 66. Movie re­viewer Leonard Maltin is 66. Ac­tor Ray Liotta is 61. Ac­tor Brad Pitt is 53. Pro­fes­sional wrestler-turned-ac­tor “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is 52. Rap­per DMX is 46. Ac­tress Katie Holmes is 38.

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