THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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Today is Tues­day, Dec. 20, the 355th day of 2016. There are 11 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1803: The Louisiana Pur­chase was com­pleted as own­er­ship of the ter­ri­tory was for­mally trans­ferred from France to the United States.

IN THE WORLD

1812: Ger­man au­thors Ja­cob and Wil­helm Grimm pub­lished the first vol­ume of the first edi­tion of their col­lec­tion of folk sto­ries, “Chil­dren’s and House­hold Tales.”

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Kiss drum­mer Peter Criss is 71. Ac­tress Jenny Agut­ter is 64. Rock singer Billy Bragg is 59. Mu­si­cian Mike Watt is 59. Black Crowes singer Chris Robin­son is 50. Movie direc­tor Todd Phillips is 46. Ac­tor Jonah Hill is 33.

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