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BIRTH­DAYS

For­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ed­win Meese III is 87. Ac­tress Lucy Liu is 50. Singer Brit­ney Spears is 37. NFL quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers is 35. Singer Char­lie Puth is 27.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1859, mil­i­tant abo­li­tion­ist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry.

In 1982, in the first op­er­a­tion of its kind, doc­tors at the Univer­sity of Utah Med­i­cal Cen­ter im­planted a per­ma­nent ar­ti­fi­cial heart in the chest of re­tired den­tist Dr. Bar­ney Clark, who lived 112 days.

In 2001, in one of the largest cor­po­rate bank­rupt­cies in U.S. his­tory, En­ron filed for Chap­ter 11 pro­tec­tion.

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