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BIRTH­DAYS

Ac­tress Loretta Swit is 81. Blues singer Del­bert McClin­ton is 78. For­mer first lady Laura Bush is 72. Ac­tress Markie Post is 68. Co­me­dian Kathy Grif­fin is 58. Ac­tor Ralph Mac­chio is 57. “Sur­vivor” host Jeff Probst is 57. Ac­tor Matthew McConaughey is 49. Rap­per Sean “Puffy” Combs is 49. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is

48. Chef Cur­tis Stone is 43. Ac­tress Heather Tom is 43.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1922, the en­trance to King Tu­tankhamen’s tomb was dis­cov­ered in Egypt.

In 1964, co­me­dian Lenny Bruce was con­victed in New York of ob­scen­ity charges stem­ming from his per­for­mances at the Cafe Au Go Go in Green­wich Vil­lage. (He re­ceived a post­hu­mous par­don in 2003.)

In 1979, the Iran hostage cri­sis be­gan as mil­i­tants stormed the U.S. Em­bassy in Tehran, seiz­ing its oc­cu­pants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of cap­tiv­ity.

In 1995, Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Yitzhak Rabin was as­sas­si­nated by a right-wing Is­raeli min­utes af­ter at­tend­ing a fes­tive peace rally.

In 2008, Demo­crat Barack Obama was elected the first black pres­i­dent of the U.S.

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