THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Wed­nes­day, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 2016. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter ar­rives at 3:44 a.m. Moun­tain time.

IN THE NA­TION

1891: The first bas­ket­ball game is be­lieved to have been played at the In­ter­na­tional YMCA Train­ing School in Spring­field, Mass.

IN THE WORLD

1988: 270 peo­ple were killed when a ter­ror­ist bomb ex­ploded aboard a Pam Am Boe­ing 747 over Locker­bie, Scot­land, send­ing wreck­age crash­ing to the ground.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tress Jane Fonda is 79. Ac­tor Sa­muel L. Jack­son is 68. Movie pro­ducer Jef­frey Katzen­berg is 66. In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Hall-of-Famer Chris Evert is 62. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Ray Ro­mano is 59. Ac­tor Kiefer Sutherland C is 50. Ac­tress Julie Delpy is 47. World Golf Hall of Famer Kar­rie Webb is 42. Ac­tor Steven Yeun is 33.

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