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BIRTH­DAYS

For­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ed­win Meese III is 87. For­mer Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is 79.Ac­tress Lucy Liu is 50. Pop singer Brit­ney Spears is 37. NFL QB Aaron Rodgers is 35.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1927, Ford Mo­tor Co. un­veiled its Model A au­to­mo­bile that re­placed its Model T.

In 1942, an ar­ti­fi­cially cre­ated, self-sus­tain­ing nu­clear chain re­ac­tion was demon­strated for the first time at the U. of Chicago.

In 1993, Colom­bian drug lord Pablo Es­co­bar was shot to death by se­cu­rity forces in Medellin.

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