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BIRTHDAYS James Gal­way is 79. Ac­tress Kim Basinger is 65. Flutist Rock mu­si­cian Phil Collen is 61. Po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor

Ann Coul­ter is 57. Ac­tress Teri Hatcher is 54. Ac­tor David Hare­wood is 53. Singer Sinead O’Con­nor is 52. Ac­tor Do­minic Mon­aghan is 42. TO­DAY IN HISTORY In 1863, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln is­sued Procla­ma­tion of Amnesty and Re­con­struc­tion for the South.

In 1886, the Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion of La­bor was founded in Colum­bus, Ohio.

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 apart­ment build­ing.

In 2001, the U.S. Capi­tol was re­opened to tourists after a two-month se­cu­rity shut­down.

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