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Blues singer Clarence Carter is 83. Singer Jack Jones is 81. Ac­tress Faye Du­n­away is 78. Ac­tress Hol­land Tay­lor is 76. Ac­tor Carl Weathers is 71. Singer-pro­ducer T-Bone Bur­nett is 71. Movie writer-di­rec­tor Lawrence Kas­dan is 70. Pulitzer Prize-win­ning colum­nist Mau­reen Dowd is 67. Rock mu­si­cian Zakk Wylde is 52. Rap­per-ac­tor LL Cool J is 51. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Dave Grohl (Foo Fight­ers) is 50.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1784, the United States rat­i­fied the Treaty of Paris end­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War; Bri­tain fol­lowed suit in April 1784.

In 1898, au­thor Charles Lutwidge Dodg­son – bet­ter known as “Al­ice in Won­der­land” cre­ator Lewis Car­roll – died in Guild­ford, Sur­rey, Eng­land, less than two weeks be­fore his 66th birth­day.

In 1943, Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt, British Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Churchill and French Gen­eral Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime con­fer­ence in Casablanca.

In 1953, Josip Broz Tito was elected pres­i­dent of Yu­goslavia by the coun­try’s Par­lia­ment.

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