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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.