THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

To­day is Thurs­day, Dec. 29, the 364th day of 2016. There are two days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1845: Texas was ad­mit­ted as the 28th state.

IN THE WORLD

1916: James Joyce’s first novel, “A Por­trait of the Artist as a Young Man,” was first pub­lished in book form in New York af­ter be­ing se­ri­al­ized in Lon­don.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tress Mary Tyler Moore is 80. Ac­tor Jon Voight is 78. Hall of Fame Jockey Laf­fit Pin­cay Jr. is 70. Ac­tor Ted Dan­son is 69. Ac­tress Pa­tri­cia Clark­son is 57. Co­me­dian Paula Pound­stone is 57. Ac­tor Michael Cudlitz is 52. Movie di­rec­tor Andy Wa­chowski is 49. Ac­tor Jude Law is 44. Ac­tor Diego Luna is 37.

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