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Ac­tress June Whit­field (TV and film: “Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous”) is 93. Ac­tress Bibi An­der­s­son is 83. Coun­try singer Narvel Felts is 80. For­mer Sen. Bar­bara Boxer, D-Calif., is

78. Amer­i­cana roots singer/song­writer Chris Smither is 74. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) is

73. The pres­i­dent of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 73. Rock singer Jim Pe­terik (Ides of March, Sur­vivor) is 68. Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is 67. Pop singer-mu­si­cian Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 67. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Andy Par­tridge (XTC) is 65. Singer Mar­shall Cren­shaw is 65. Rock singer Dave Alvin is 63. Rock mu­si­cian Ian Craig Marsh (Hu­man League; Heaven 17) is 62. Ac­tor Stan­ley Tucci is 58. Ac­tress Demi Moore is 56. Ac­tress Cal­ista Flock­hart is

54. Rock mu­si­cian Scott Mer­cado is 54. Ac­tor Frank John Hughes is 51. TV per­son­al­ity Car­son Kress­ley is 49. Ac­tor David DeLuise is 47. Ac­tor Tyler Christo­pher is 46. Ac­tor Leonardo DiCaprio is 44. Ac­tor Scoot McNairy is 41. Rock mu­si­cian Jonathan Pre­tus (Cow­boy Mouth) is

37. Ac­tress Frankie Shaw is

37. NFL quar­ter­back Mark Sanchez is 32. Ac­tress Christa B. Allen is 27. Ac­tor Tye Sheri­dan is 22.


In 1620, 41 Pil­grims aboard the Mayflower, an­chored off Mas­sachusetts, signed a com­pact call­ing for a “body pol­i­tick.”

In 1831, for­mer slave Nat Turner, who’d led a vi­o­lent in­sur­rec­tion, was ex­e­cuted in Jerusalem, Vir­ginia.

In 1909, Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Howard Taft ac­cepted the rec­om­men­da­tion of a joint Army-Navy board that Pearl Har­bor in the Hawai­ian Is­lands be made the prin­ci­pal U.S. naval sta­tion in the Pa­cific.

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