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Coun­try singer Bobby Bare is 84. Singer Char­lie Thomas (The Drifters) is

82. For­mer Cal­i­for­nia Gov. Jerry Brown is 81. Movie di­rec­tor Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola is 80. Ac­tress Roberta Shore is 76. Singer Pa­tri­cia Ben­nett (The Chif­fons) is 72. Singer John Oates is 71. Singer Ja­nis Ian is 68. Coun­try mu­si­cian John Dit­trich is

68. Ac­tor Jackie Chan is

65. Col­lege and Pro Foot­ball Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett is 65. Ac­tor Rus­sell Crowe is 55. Ac­tor Bill Bel­lamy is 54. Ac­tress Heather Burns is 44. Chris­tian rock singer-mu­si­cian John Cooper (Skil­let) is 44. Re­tired baseball in­fielder Adrian Bel­tre is 40. Rock mu­si­cian Ben McKee (Imag­ine Dragons) is 34. Chris­tian rock singer Tau­ren Wells is 33. Ac­tor Ed Speleers is 31. Ac­tor Con­ner Ray­burn is 20.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant de­feated the Con­fed­er­ates at the Bat­tle of Shiloh in Ten­nessee.

In 1927, the im­age and voice of Com­merce Sec­re­tary Her­bert Hoover were trans­mit­ted live from Washington to New York in the first suc­cess­ful long-dis­tance demon­stra­tion of tele­vi­sion.

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