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BIRTH­DAYS

The News & Observer (Sunday) - - Triangle & N.c. -

For­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ed­win Meese III is 87. Ac­tress Cathy Lee Crosby is 74. Broad­cast jour­nal­ist Stone Phillips is 64. Ac­tress Lucy Liu is 50. In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Hall of Famer Mon­ica Se­les is 45. Singer Nelly Fur­tado is 40. Pop singer Brit­ney Spears is 37. NFL quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers is 35.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1823, Pres­i­dent James Mon­roe out­lined his doc­trine op­pos­ing Eu­ro­pean ex­pan­sion in the Western Hemi­sphere.

In 1859, mil­i­tant abo­li­tion­ist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the pre­vi­ous Oc­to­ber. Artist Ge­orges-Pierre Seu­rat was born in Paris.

In 1954, the U.S. Se­nate passed, 67-22, a res­o­lu­tion con­demn­ing Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., say­ing he had “acted con­trary to se­na­to­rial ethics and tended to bring the Se­nate into dis­honor and dis­re­pute.”

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

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