THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.