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BIRTH­DAYS

Ethel Kennedy is 91. Ac­tor Joel Grey is 87. Actress Louise Lasser is 80. Pulitzer Prize-win­ning colum­nist Ellen Good­man is 78. Ac­tor Peter Riegert is 72. Ac­tor Bill Ir­win is 69. Ac­tor Lucky Vanous is 58. Coun­try singer Steve Azar is 55. Singer Lisa Stans­field is 53. Ac­tor Johnny Mess­ner is 50. Rap­per David Ban­ner is 45. Actress Tri­cia Helfer is 45. Actress Kelli Garner is 35. Singer Joss Stone is 32. Actress-dancer Kait­lyn Jenk­ins is 27.

TO­DAY IN HISTORY

In 1945, dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can sol­diers lib­er­ated the Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp Buchen­wald in Germany.

In 1947, Jackie Robinson of the Brook­lyn Dodgers played in an ex­hi­bi­tion against the New York Yan­kees at Eb­bets Field, four days be­fore his reg­u­lar-sea­son de­but that broke base­ball’s color line. The Dodgers won, 14-6.

In 1968, Pres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son signed into law the Civil Rights Act, which in­cluded the Fair Hous­ing Act.

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