THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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Today is Thurs­day, Dec. 22, the 357th day of 2016. There are nine days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1910: A fire last­ing more than 26 hours broke out at the Chicago Union Stock Yards; 21 fire­fight­ers were killed in the col­lapse of a burn­ing build­ing.

2015: Stan­ford run­ning back Chris­tian McCaf­frey, from Colorado, was named The As­so­ci­ated Press col­lege foot­ball player of the year.

IN THE WORLD

1989: Ro­ma­nian Pres­i­dent Ni­co­lae Ceaus­escu, the last of Eastern Europe’s hard-line Com­mu­nist rulers, was top­pled from power in a pop­u­lar up­ris­ing.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Base­ball Hall-of-Famer Steve Carl­ton is 72. Mu­si­cian Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) is 68. Base­ball All-Star Steve Gar­vey is 68. Golfer Jan Stephen­son is 65. Rap­per Luther “Luke” Campbell is 56. Ac­tor Ralph Fi­ennes is 54. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is 46. Singer Jordin Sparks is 27. Singer Meghan Trainor is 23. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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