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Coun­try mu­si­cian Joey, the CowPolka King (Rid­ers in the Sky) is 70. For­mer FBI di­rec­tor Louis Freeh is 69. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Kim Wil­son (The Fab­u­lous Thun­der­birds) is 68. Singer Jett Wil­liams is 66. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Rowan Atkin­son is 64. World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez is 62. Ac­tor Scott Bryce is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kathy Sledge is 60. TV chef Nigella Law­son is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eric Wil­liams (BLACKstreet) is 59. Movie di­rec­tor John Sin­gle­ton is 51. Ac­tor Aron Eisen­berg is 50. Ac­tor Nor­man Ree­dus is 50. TV per­son­al­ity Julie Chen is 49. Ac­tor Danny Pin­tauro (TV: “Who’s the Boss?”) is 43. Ac­tress Cris­tela Alonzo is 40. Ac­tress Rinko Kikuchi is

38. Ac­tor Ed­die Red­mayne is 37. Re­tired NBA All-Star Gil­bert Are­nas is 37. Ac­tress-co­me­dian Kate McKin­non is

35. Ac­tress Diona Rea­sonover is 35. Rock singer Alex Turner (Arc­tic Mon­keys) is 33.


In 1759, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton and Martha Dan­dridge Custis were mar­ried in New Kent County, Vir­ginia.

In 1838, Sa­muel Morse and Al­fred Vail gave the first suc­cess­ful pub­lic demon­stra­tion of their tele­graph in Mor­ris­town, New Jersey.

In 1912, New Mex­ico be­came the 47th state.

In 1919, Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt died in Oys­ter Bay, New York, at age 60.

In 1941, Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt, in his State of the Union ad­dress, out­lined a goal of “Four Free­doms”: Free­dom of speech and ex­pres­sion; the free­dom of peo­ple to wor­ship God in their own way; free­dom from want; free­dom from fear.

In 1945, Ge­orge H.W. Bush mar­ried Bar­bara Pierce.

In 1968, a sur­gi­cal team at Stan­ford Univer­sity School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, per­formed the first U.S. adult heart trans­plant, plac­ing the heart of a 43-year-old man in a 54-year-old pa­tient.

In 1974, year-round day­light saving time be­gan in the United States on a trial ba­sis as a fuel-saving mea­sure in re­sponse to the OPEC oil em­bargo.

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