The Denver Post

THIs DAY IN HIsTORY

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Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2021. There are 233 days left in the year.

IN THe NATION

1958: The United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD).

IN THe wORLD

2008: A devastatin­g 7.9 magnitude earthquake in China’s Sichuan province left more than 87,000 people dead or missing.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Composer Burt Bacharach is 93. Singermusi­cian Steve Winwood is 73. Actor Gabriel Byrne is 71. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 71. Singer Billy Squier is 71. Country singer Kix Brooks is 66. Rock musician Eric Singer (KISS) is 63. Actor Ving Rhames is 62. Actor Emilio Estevez is 59. TV personalit­y/chef Carla Hall is

57. Country musician Matt Mangano (The Zac Brown Band) is 45. Actor Malin Akerman is 43. Actor Jason Biggs is

43. Actor Rami Malek is 40. Actor Emily VanCamp is 35.

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