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Talk show host Ralph Emery is 86. Blue­grass/coun­try singer-mu­si­cian Nor­man Blake is 81. Ac­tor Chuck Nor­ris is 79. Singer Dean Tor­rence (Jan and Dean) is 79. Ac­tress Katharine Houghton is 77. Ac­tor Richard Gant is 75. Rock mu­si­cian Tom Scholz (Bos­ton) is 72. TV per­son­al­ity/busi­ness­woman Bar­bara Cor­co­ran is 70. Ac­tress Aloma Wright is 69. Blues mu­si­cian Ron­nie Earl is 66. Pro­ducer-di­rec­tor-writer Paul Hag­gis is 66. Alt-coun­try/rock mu­si­cian Gary Louris is 64. Ac­tress Shan­non Tweed is 62. Pop/jazz singer Jeanie Bryson is

61. Ac­tress Sharon Stone is 61. Rock mu­si­cian Gail Green­wood is 59. Ma­gi­cian Lance Bur­ton is 59. Movie pro­ducer Scott Gar­den­hour is 58. Ac­tress Jas­mine Guy is 57. Rock mu­si­cian Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 56. Mu­sic pro­ducer Rick Ru­bin is 56. Bri­tain’s Prince Ed­ward is 55. Rock singer Edie Brick­ell is 53. Ac­tor Stephen Mailer is 53. Ac­tor Philip An­thony-Ro­driguez is 51. Ac­tress Paget Brew­ster is 50. Ac­tor Jon Hamm is 48. Rap­per-pro­ducer Tim­ba­land is 47. Ac­tor Cris­tian de la Fuente is 45. Rock mu­si­cian Jerry Hor­ton (Papa Roach) is 44. Ac­tor Jeff Bran­son is 42. Singer Robin Thicke is 42. Ac­tress Bree Turner is 42. Olympic gold medal gym­nast Shan­non Miller is 42. Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian singer Michael Barnes (Red) is 40. Ac­tor Edi Gathegi is 40. Rock mu­si­cian Matt Asti (MGMT) is 39. Ac­tor Thomas Mid­dled­itch is 37. Coun­try singer Car­rie Un­der­wood is 36. Ac­tress Olivia Wilde is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Emeli Sande is 32. Coun­try singer Rachel Rein­ert is 30. Coun­try mu­si­cian Jared Hamp­ton (LANCO) is 28.


In 1496, Christo­pher Colum­bus con­cluded his sec­ond visit to the West­ern Hemi­sphere as he left His­pan­iola for Spain.

In 1864, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln as­signed Ulysses S. Grant, who had just re­ceived his com­mis­sion as lieu­tenant-gen­eral, to the com­mand of the Ar­mies of the United States.

In 1876, Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell’s as­sis­tant, Thomas Wat­son, heard Bell say over his ex­per­i­men­tal tele­phone: “Mr. Wat­son – come here – I want to see you” from the next room of Bell’s Bos­ton lab­o­ra­tory.

In 1913, for­mer slave, abo­li­tion­ist and Un­der­ground Rail­road “con­duc­tor” Har­riet Tub­man died in Auburn, New York; she was in her 90s.

In 1933, a mag­ni­tude 6.4 earth­quake cen­tered off Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, re­sulted in 120 deaths.

In 1965, Neil Si­mon’s play “The Odd Cou­ple,” star­ring Wal­ter Matthau and Art Car­ney, opened on Broad­way.

In 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee to as­sas­si­nat­ing civil rights leader Mar­tin Luther King Jr.

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