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Base­ball Hall of Famer Whitey Her­zog is 87. Base­ball Hall of Famer Bob Gib­son is 83. Rap­per Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) is 49. Rap­per Scar­face (Geto Boys) is 48. Blues singer Su­san Tedeschi is 48. Singer Nick Lachey (98 De­grees) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sisqo (Dru Hill) is 40. Ac­tress-model Analeigh Tip­ton is 30.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1620, the pas­sen­gers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.

In 1938, Nazis looted and burned syn­a­gogues as well as Jew­ish-owned stores and houses in Ger­many and Aus­tria in a pogrom or de­lib­er­ate per­se­cu­tion that be­came known as “Kristall­nacht.”

North­east black­out be­gan as a se­ries of power fail­ures last­ing up to 13 1/2 hours left 30 mil­lion peo­ple in seven states and part of Canada with­out elec­tric­ity.

In 1967, a Saturn V rocket car­ry­ing an un­manned Apollo space­craft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a suc­cess­ful test flight.

In 1976, the U.N. Gen­eral Assem­bly ap­proved res­o­lu­tions con­demn­ing apartheid in South Africa, in­clud­ing one char­ac­ter­iz­ing the white-ruled gov­ern­ment as “il­le­git­i­mate.”

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