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BIRTH­DAYS

Singer Jerry But­ler is 79. Pop mu­si­cian Bobby El­liott (The Hol­lies) is 77. Ac­tor John Ru­bin­stein is 72. Reg­gae singer Toots Hib­bert (Toots and the May­tals) is 70. Ac­tress Kim Basinger is 65. Rock mu­si­cian Phil Collen (Def Lep­pard) is 61. Coun­try singer Marty Ray­bon is 59. Po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor Ann Coul­ter is 57. Rock mu­si­cian Marty Fried­man is 56. Ac­tor Wen­dell Pierce is 55. Ac­tress Teri Hatcher is 54. Rap­per Bush­wick Bill (The Geto Boys) is 52. Singer Sinead O’Con­nor (AKA Shuhada’ Davitt) is 52. Rock mu­si­cian Ryan Newell (Sis­ter Hazel) is 46. Ac­tor Do­minic Mon­aghan is 42. Ac­tor Ian Somer­halder is 40. Rock singer In­grid Michael­son is 39. R&B singer Chrisette Michele is 36. Coun­try singer Sam Hunt is 34. Rock singer-ac­tress Kate Voegele is 32. Chris­tian rock mu­si­cian Jen Ledger (Skil­let) is 29.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1863, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln is­sued his Procla­ma­tion of Amnesty and Re­con­struc­tion for the South.

In 1941, the United States en­tered World War II as Congress de­clared war against Im­pe­rial Ja­pan, a day af­ter the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor.

In 1980, rock star John Len­non was shot to death out­side his New York City apart­ment build­ing by an ap­par­ently de­ranged fan.

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