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BIRTH­DAYS

Blues singer Bobby Rush is

84. Ac­tor Albert Hall is 81. Coun­try singer Donna Fargo is 77. Ac­tress-dancer

Ann Reink­ing is 69. Ac­tor

Jack Scalia is 68. Movie di­rec­tor Roland Em­merich is 63. Ac­tor Matt Craven is

62. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Sin­bad is 62. Ac­tress Macken­zie Phillips is 59. Au­thor Neil Gaiman is 58. Ac­tress

Vanessa An­gel is 55. Ac­tor

Hugh Bon­neville is 55. Ac­tor Michael Jai White is

54. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Tracy Mor­gan is 50. Ac­tress Ellen Pom­peo is 49. Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian singer Matt Maher is 44. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Jim Ad­kins (Jimmy Eat World) is 43. Rap­per Eve is 40. Ac­tor Bryan Neal is 38. Ac­tress Heather Matarazzo is 36. Coun­try singer Mi­randa Lam­bert is

35. Ac­tress Genevieve Beuch­ner is 27. Ac­tress

Zoey Deutch is 24. Ac­tress

Macken­zie Foy is 18.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1775, the U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der author­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress.

In 1871, jour­nal­ist-ex­plorer Henry M. Stan­ley found Scot­tish mis­sion­ary David Liv­ing­stone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tan­ganyika in cen­tral Africa.

In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irv­ing Ber­lin’s “God Bless Amer­ica” on her CBS ra­dio pro­gram.

In 1969, the chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram “Sesame Street” made its de­but on Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tional Tele­vi­sion (later PBS).

In 1982, the newly fin­ished Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial was opened to its first vis­i­tors in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., three days be­fore its ded­i­ca­tion.

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