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Ac­tor Dick Miller is 90. Singer Jimmy Buf­fett is 72. Coun­try singer Bar­bara Man­drell is 70. Ac­tress Sissy Spacek is 69. Ac­tress CCH Pounder is 66. Singer An­nie Len­nox is 64. Reg­gae singer-mu­si­cian Robin Camp­bell (UB40) is 64. Coun­try singer Steve Wariner is 64. Singer Shane Mac­Gowan (The Pogues, The Popes) is 61. Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is 47. Rock mu­si­cian Noel Ho­gan (The Cran­ber­ries) is 47. Singer Dido is 47.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In A.D. 336, the first known com­mem­o­ra­tion of Christ­mas on Dec. 25 took place in Rome.

In 1066, Wil­liam the Con­queror was crowned King of Eng­land.

In 1776, Gen. Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a sur­prise at­tack against Hes­sian forces at Tren­ton, New Jersey, dur­ing the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War.

In 1990, the World Wide Web was born in Geneva, Switzer­land, as com­puter sci­en­tists Tim Bern­ers-Lee and Robert Cail­liau cre­ated the world’s first hy­per­linked web­page.

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