THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Fri­day, Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2016. There is one day left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1853: The United States and Mex­ico signed a treaty un­der which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land from Mex­ico for $10 mil­lion in a deal known as the Gads­den Pur­chase.

IN THE WORLD

1916: Grig­ory Rasputin, the so-called “Mad Monk” who wielded con­sid­er­able in­flu­ence with Czar Ni­cholas II, was killed by a group of Rus­sian no­ble­men in St. Peters­burg.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tor Russ Tam­blyn is 82. Base­ball Hall-of-Famer Sandy Ko­ufax is 81. Singer Patti Smith is 70. TV per­son­al­ity Mered­ith Vieira is 63. “To­day” show co-host Matt Lauer is 59. Ac­tress-co­me­dian Tracey Ullman is 57. Golfer Tiger Woods is 41. TV per­son­al­ity-boxer Laila Ali is 39. Folk-rock singer-mu­si­cian Wes­ley Schultz (The Lu­m­i­neers) is 34. NBA player LeBron James is 32.

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