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BIRTHDAYS

Film com­poser En­nio Mor­ri­cone is 90. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 84. Ac­tor Al­bert Hall is 81. Coun­try singer Donna Fargo is 77. For­mer Sen. Saxby Cham­b­liss, R-Ga., is 75. Lyri­cist Tim Rice is 74. 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-co­me­dian Tommy David­son is 55. Ac­tor Michael Jai White is 54. Coun­try singer Chris Ca­gle is 50. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Tracy Mor­gan is 50. Ac­tress Ellen Pom­peo is 49. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Orny Adams is 48. Rap­per-pro­ducer War­ren G is 48. Ac­tor Wal­ton Gog­gins is 47. Co­me­dian-ac­tor Chris Lil­ley is 44. Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian singer Matt Ma­her is 44. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Jim Ad­kins (Jimmy Eat World) is 43. Rap­per Eve is 40. Rock mu­si­cian Chris Joan­nou (Sil­ver­chair) is 39. Ac­tor Bryan Neal is 38. Ac­tress Heather Matarazzo is 36. Coun­try singer Mi­randa Lam­bert is 35. Ac­tor Josh Peck is 32. Pop singer Vinz Dery (Nico & Vinz) is 28. Ac­tress Genevieve Beuch­ner is

27. Ac­tress Zoey Deutch is 24.

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 1917, 41 suf­frag­ists were ar­rested for pick­et­ing in front of the White House.

In 1928,

In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irv­ing Ber­lin’s “God Bless Amer­ica” on her CBS ra­dio pro­gram. Turk­ish states­man Mustafa Ke­mal Ataturk died in Is­tan­bul at age 57.

Hiro­hito was en­throned as Em­peror of Ja­pan.

In 1942, Win­ston Churchill de­liv­ered a speech in Lon­don in which he said, “I have not be­come the King’s First Min­is­ter to pre­side over the liq­ui­da­tion of the Bri­tish Empire.”

In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Me­mo­rial, de­pict­ing the rais­ing of the Amer­i­can flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was ded­i­cated by Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower in Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia.

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. Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezh­nev died at age 75.

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