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BIRTH­DAYS

Flutist James Gal­way is 79. Ac­tress Kim Basinger is 65. Rock mu­si­cian Phil Collen (Def Lep­pard) is 61. Po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor Ann Coul­ter is 57. Ac­tress Teri Hatcher is 54. Ac­tor David Hare­wood is 53. Singer Sinead O’Con­nor is 52. Ac­tor Do­minic Mon­aghan is 42.

TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

In 1813, Beethoven’s Sym­phony No. 7 in A Ma­jor, Op. 92, was first per­formed in Vi­enna, with Beethoven him­self con­duct­ing.

In 1854, Pope Pius IX pro­claimed the Catholic dogma of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, which holds that Mary, the mother of Je­sus, was free of orig­i­nal sin from the mo­ment of her own con­cep­tion.

In 1863, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln is­sued his Procla­ma­tion of Amnesty and Re­con­struc­tion for the South.

In 1941, the United States en­tered World War II as Congress de­clared war against Im­pe­rial Ja­pan, a day after the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor.

In 1980, rock star John Len­non was shot to death out­side his New York City apart­ment build­ing by an ap­par­ently de­ranged fan.

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