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BIRTHDAYS

Ac­tress Loretta Swit is 81. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harry El­ston (Friends of Dis­tinc­tion) is 80. Blues singer Del­bert McClin­ton is 78. For­mer first lady Laura Bush is

72. Ac­tress Ivonne Coll is 71. Ac­tress Markie Post is 68. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Chris Dif­ford (Squeeze) is 64. Coun­try singer Kim Forester is 58. Ac­tress-co­me­dian Kathy Grif­fin is 58. Ac­tor Ralph Mac­chio is 57. “Sur­vivor” host Jeff Probst is 57. Ac­tor Matthew McConaughey is

49. Rap­per-pro­ducer Sean “Puffy” Combs is 49. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is 48. Ac­tor An­thony Rui­v­i­var is 48. Soul/jazz singer Gre­gory Porter is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Shawn Rivera (Az Yet) is 47. Celebrity chef Cur­tis Stone is 43. Ac­tress Heather Tom is

43. Rhythm-and-blues/gospel singer Ge­orge Huff is 38. Ac­tress Emme Ry­lan is 38. Ac­tor Chris Greene is 36.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1922, the en­trance to King Tu­tankhamen’s tomb was dis­cov­ered in Egypt.

In 1939, the United States mod­i­fied its neu­tral­ity stance in World War II, al­low­ing “cash and carry” pur­chases of arms by bel­liger­ents, a pol­icy fa­vor­ing Britain and France.

In 1942, dur­ing World War II, Axis forces re­treated from El Alamein in North Africa in a ma­jor vic­tory for Bri­tish forces com­manded by Lt. Gen. Bernard Mont­gomery.

In 1956, Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hun­gar­ian Rev­o­lu­tion.

In 1964, co­me­dian Lenny Bruce was con­victed by a three-judge panel in New York of ob­scen­ity.

In 1979, the Iran hostage cri­sis be­gan as mil­i­tants stormed the US Em­bassy in Tehran, seiz­ing its oc­cu­pants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of cap­tiv­ity.

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