THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Fri­day, Dec. 23, the 358th day of 2016. There are eight days left in the year.

IN THE NATION

1788: Mary­land passed an act to cede an area “not ex­ceed­ing ten miles square” for the seat of the na­tional gov­ern­ment; about 2/3 of the area be­came the District of Columbia.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Actor-co­me­dian Harry Shearer is 73. U.S. Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.) is 72. Ac­tress Su­san Lucci is 70. Rock singer Ed­die Ved­der (Pearl Jam) is 52. The for­mer first lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is 49. Actor Spencer Daniels is 24.

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