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BIRTH­DAYS

Ac­tor John Amos is 79. ABC News cor­re­spon­dent Cokie Roberts is 75. Ac­tor Ger­ard Depar­dieu is 70. Jazz singer-mu­si­cian T.S. Monk is 69. Singer-song­writer Karla Bonoff is 67. Rock mu­si­cian David Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 66. Ac­tress To­vah Feld­shuh is 65. Ac­tress Maryam D’Abo is 58. Ac­tor Ian Gomez is 54. Ac­tress Em­i­lie de Ravin is 37. Coun­try singer Shay Mooney (Dan & Shay) is 27. Ac­tor Ti­mothee Cha­la­met is 23.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1831, nat­u­ral­ist Charles Dar­win set out on a round-the-world voy­age aboard the HMS Bea­gle.

In 1968, Apollo 8 and its three as­tro­nauts made a safe, night­time splash­down in the Pa­cific.

In 1979, Soviet forces seized con­trol of Afghanista­n.

In 2001, De­fense Sec­re­tary Don­ald H. Rums­feld an­nounced that Tal­iban and al-Qaida pris­on­ers would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guan­tanamo Bay, Cuba. ..................................................................................................................

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