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Belleville News-Democrat (Sunday) - - Lifestyle -

Ac­tress Joyce Ran­dolph is

94. Rock singer Man­fred Mann is 78. Singer Elvin Bishop is 76. TV’s Judge Judy Sheindlin is 76. Ac­tor Everett McGill is 73. Ac­tor Dick Christie is 70. Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin

Ne­tanyahu is 69. Ac­tress

LaTanya Richard­son Jack­son is 69. Movie

di­rec­tor Cather­ine Hard­wicke is 63. Singer Ju­lian Cope is 61. Ac­tor Ken Watan­abe is 59. Ac­tress Melora Wal­ters is

58. Rock mu­si­cian Che Colovita Le­mon is 48. Ac­tor Will Estes is 40.

Ac­tor Michael McMil­lian is

40. Re­al­ity TV star Kim Kar­dashian West is 38. Ac­tor Matt Dal­las is 36. Ac­tress Char­lotte Sul­li­van

is 35. Ac­tor Aaron Tveit is 35. Ac­tor Glenn Pow­ell is

30. Coun­try singer Kane

Brown is 25.


In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Con­sti­tu­tion, also known as “Old Iron­sides,” was chris­tened in Bos­ton’s har­bor.

In 1879, Thomas Edi­son per­fected a work­able elec­tric light at his lab­o­ra­tory in Menlo Park, N. J.

In 1941, su­per­heroine Won­der Woman made her de­but in All-Star Comics is­sue No. 8, pub­lished by All-Amer­i­can Comics, Inc. of New York.

In 1966, 144 peo­ple, 116 of them chil­dren, were killed when a coal waste land­slide en­gulfed a school and some 20 houses in Aber­fan, Wales.

In 1971, Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon nom­i­nated Lewis F. Pow­ell and Wil­liam H. Rehn­quist to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Both nom­i­nees were con­firmed.)

In 1991, Amer­i­can hostage Jesse Turner was freed by his kid­nap­pers in Lebanon after nearly five years in cap­tiv­ity.

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