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January 9th - Happy Birthday Bart Starr, J.K. Simmons, and Nina Dobrev


Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2012. There are 357 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 9, 1972, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, speaking by telephone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood, said a purported autobiography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake.

On this date:
In 475, Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.
In 1127, Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty.
In 1349, The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.
In 1431, Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
In 1760, Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
In 1768, In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
In 1788, Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
In 1793, Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
In 1806, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
In 1816, Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
In 1822, The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese king João VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
In 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
In 1857, The Fort Tejon earthquake of California occurs, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
In 1858, Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
In 1861, American Civil War: The "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the "First Shots of the American Civil War".
In 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel bringing reinforcements and supplies to Federal troops at Fort Sumter, S.C., retreated because of artillery fire.
In 1863, American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
In 1878, Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
In 1880, The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
In 1894, New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
In 1903, Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
In 1905, According to the Julian Calendar which is used at the time, Russian workers stage a march on the Winter Palace that ends in the massacre by Tsarist troops known as Bloody Sunday, setting off the Russian Revolution of 1905.
In 1909, Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the furthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
In 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif.
In 1914, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University is founded.
In 1916, World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
In 1917, World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
In 1918, Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
In 1921, Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, began near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
In 1923, Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
In 1923, Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebelled against the League of Nations decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
In 1927, A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, kills 78 children.
In 1931, Bobbi Trout and Edna May Cooper broke an endurance record for female aviators as they returned to Mines Field in Los Angeles after flying a Curtiss Robin monoplane continuously for 122 hours and 50 minutes.
In 1941, World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.
In 1941, World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
In 1945, World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
In 1947, Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
In 1951, United Nations headquarters in New York was officially opened.
In 1960, on his 47th birthday, Vice President Richard Nixon became a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
In 1960, President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
In 1964, Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the [sign in to see URL] Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
In 1965, The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
In 1968, the Surveyor 7 space probe made a soft landing on the moon, marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the lunar surface.
In 1987, the White House released a Jan. 1986 memorandum prepared for President Ronald Reagan by Lt. Col. Oliver L. North showing a link between U.S. arms sales to Iran and the release of American hostages in Lebanon.
In 1991, Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try and find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
In 1992, The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
In 1995, in New York, the trial of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and 11 other defendants accused of conspiring to wage holy war against the United States began. (All the defendants were convicted of seditious conspiracy, except for two who reached plea agreements with the government.)
In 1996, First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighbouring Republic of Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
In 1997, a Comair commuter plane crashed 18 miles short of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing all 29 people on board.
In 2004, An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula while on the way to Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28.
In 2005, Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.

Ten years ago: A U.S. military tanker plane crashed in western Pakistan, killing all seven Marines on board. Two Islamic militants stormed an Israeli army post near the Gaza Strip, killing four soldiers before being shot dead in a gun battle. The Bush administration and the auto industry agreed to promote development of pollution-free cars and trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Five years ago: U.S. forces continued to stage airstrikes against suspected al-Qaida fighters in Somalia in the first offensive there since 18 American soldiers were killed in 1993. Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, which went on sale the following June. Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Carlo Ponti, the Italian movie producer who discovered -- and married -- actress Sophia Loren, died in Geneva at age 94.

One year ago: Federal prosecutors brought charges against Jared Loughner, the man accused of attempting to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and killing six people at a political event in Tucson the day before. British movie director Peter Yates, who sent actor Steve McQueen screeching through the streets of San Francisco in a Ford Mustang in "Bullitt," died in London at age 81.

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Today's Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 84. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 78. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 77. Actress K. Callan is 76. Folk singer Joan Baez is 71. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 71. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 68. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 62. Singer Crystal Gayle is 61. Actor J.K. Simmons is 57. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 53. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 49. Actress Joely Richardson is 47. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 45. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 45. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 45. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 44. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 34. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is 30. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 28. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 25. Actor Tyree Brown (TV: "Parenthood") is 8.

Other birthdays, Jan. 9:
1920 -- Clive Dunn, British actor
1951 -- M.L. Carr, basketball player and coach
1956 -- Kimberly Beck, American actress
1956 -- Imelda Staunton, British actress (Harry Potter)
1956 -- Mike Walczewski, American public address announcer at Madison Square Garden
1958 -- Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
1959 -- Otis Nixon, American baseball player
1965 -- Darren Bennett, Australian-born American football player
1964 -- Stan Javier, Dominican baseball player
1965 -- Muggsy Bogues, American basketball player
1971 -- Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
1973 -- Angela Bettis, American actress
1975 -- Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player
1975 -- Kim Mathers, Eminem's ex-wife
1978 -- Chad Ochocinco, American football player
1980 -- Sergio García, Spanish golfer
1989 -- Michael Beasley, American basketball player
1989 -- Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian actress

Born on this day, Jan. 9, passed away:
1773 -- Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
1854 -- Jennie Jerome, American socialite and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
1901 -- Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
1902 -- Rudolf Bing, Austrian-born opera manager (d. 1997)
1909 -- J. R. Simplot, American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
1913 -- Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
1915 -- Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)
1925 -- Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
1935 -- Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
1939 -- Susannah York, British actress (d. 2011)
1948 -- Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills) (d. 2006)
1948 -- Cassie Gaines, backup singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)

Notable deaths on Jan. 9:
1858 -- Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)
1873 -- Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
1876 -- Samuel Gridley Howe, American abolitionist (b. 1801)
1936 -- John Gilbert, American actor (b. 1899)
1939 -- Johann Strauss III, Austrian conductor (b. 1866)
1971 -- Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
1987 -- Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
1989 -- Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
1990 -- Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
1992 -- Steve Brodie, American actor (b. 1919)
1994 -- Johnny Temple, baseball player (b. 1927)
1995 -- Peter Cook, British actor and comedian (b. 1937)
1997 -- Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
2003 -- Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)
2008 -- Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2013. There are 356 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 9, 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2013. There are 356 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 9, 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif.

On this date:
In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury, N.J.
In 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel bringing reinforcements and supplies to Federal troops at Fort Sumter, S.C., retreated because of artillery fire.
In 1931, Bobbi Trout and Edna May Cooper broke an endurance record for female aviators as they returned to Mines Field in Los Angeles after flying a Curtiss Robin monoplane continuously for 122 hours and 50 minutes.
In 1945, during World War II, American forces began landing at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines.
In 1951, the United Nations headquarters in New York officially opened.
In 1960, on his 47th birthday, Vice President Richard Nixon became a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
In 1968, the Surveyor 7 space probe made a soft landing on the moon, marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the lunar surface.
In 1972, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, speaking by telephone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood, said a purported autobiography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake.
In 1987, the White House released a Jan. 1986 memorandum prepared for President Ronald Reagan by Lt. Col. Oliver L. North showing a link between U.S. arms sales to Iran and the release of American hostages in Lebanon.
In 1993, the two owners of a fast food restaurant in Palatine, Ill., and five employees were found shot and stabbed to death. (Two suspects were arrested in May 2002; both were convicted in separate trials and sentenced to life in prison.)
In 1997, a Comair commuter plane crashed 18 miles short of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing all 29 people on board.

Ten years ago: U.N. weapons inspectors said there was no "smoking gun" to prove Iraq had nuclear, chemical or biological weapons but they demanded that Baghdad provide private access to scientists and fresh evidence to back its claim that it had destroyed its weapons of mass destruction. Thousands of Venezuelan bank workers stayed home to support a nationwide strike seeking new presidential elections.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, on his first visit to Israel as president, warned Iran of "serious consequences" if it meddled again with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. military reported nine American soldiers were killed in the first two days of a new offensive to root out al-Qaida in Iraq fighters holed up in districts north of Baghdad. Johnny Grant, the honorary mayor of Hollywood, died in Los Angeles at age 84.

One year ago: Iranian state radio reported that a court had convicted former U.S. Marine Amir Mirzaei Hekmati of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death. (The Obama administration and his family deny Hekmati was a CIA spy.) President Barack Obama announced that chief of staff William Daley was quitting; he was succeeded by Obama budget chief Jack Lew. Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 for the first shutout in BCS title game history.

Today's Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 85. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 79. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 78. Actress K. Callan is 77. Folk singer Joan Baez is 72. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 72. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 69. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 63. Singer Crystal Gayle is 62. Actor J.K. Simmons is 58. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 54. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 50. Actress Joely Richardson is 48. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 46. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 46. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 46. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 45. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 37. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 35. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 31. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 29. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 26. Actress Nina Dobrev is 24. Actor Tyree Brown (TV: "Parenthood") is nine.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2014. There are 356 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 9, 1914, the County of Los Angeles opened the country's first public defender's office, headed by Walton J. Wood.

Ten years ago: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced that the nation's threat level had been lowered from orange ("high") to yellow ("elevated"). Officials said Pentagon lawyers determined that former Iraq leader Saddam Hussein had been a prisoner of war since his capture. An Ohio woman who'd claimed to have lost a lottery ticket worth $162 million was charged with filing a false police report. (Elecia Battle was later convicted of the misdemeanor and put on one year's probation.)

Five years ago: The Illinois House voted 114-1 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich), who defiantly insisted again that he had committed no crime. (The Illinois Senate unanimously voted to remove Blagojevich from office 20 days later.) President-elect Barack Obama announced he had picked retired Adm. Dennis Blair to be the national intelligence director and Leon Panetta to head the CIA. A Saudi supertanker, the Sirius Star, and its crew of 25 were released at the end of a two-month standoff in the Gulf of Aden after pirates were reportedly paid $3 million in ransom. (Five pirates were said to have drowned with their share of the money when their boat overturned.)

One year ago: Vice President Joe Biden heard personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations at the White House as he undertook to draft the Obama administration's response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The Seastreak Wall Street, a commuter ferry, made a hard landing into a Manhattan pier, injuring 85 people. No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; for the second time in four decades, baseball writers failed to give any player the 75 percent required for induction to Cooperstown.

Today's Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 86. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 80. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 79. Actress K. Callan is 78. Folk singer Joan Baez is 73. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 73. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 70. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 64. Singer Crystal Gayle is 63. Actor J.K. Simmons is 59. Actress Imelda Staunton is 58. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 55. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 51. Actress Joely Richardson is 49. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 47. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 47. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 47. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 46. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 38. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 36. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 32. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 30. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 27. Actress Nina Dobrev is 25. Actor Tyree Brown is 10.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2015. There are 356 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 9, 1945, during World War II, American forces began landing on the shores of Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines as the Battle of Luzon got underway, resulting in an Allied victory over Imperial Japanese forces.

Ten years ago: Mahmoud Abbas, the No. 2 man in the Palestinian hierarchy during Yasser Arafat's rule, was elected president of the Palestinian Authority by a landslide. Sudan's vice president (Ali Osman Mohammed Taha) and the country's main rebel leader (John Garang) signed a comprehensive peace agreement, concluding an eight-year process to stop a civil war in the south.

Five years ago: In a video broadcast posthumously, the Jordanian doctor who'd killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan on Dec. 30, 2009, called on all jihadists to attack U.S. targets to avenge the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud (BEH'-tuh-luh mah-SOOD'). Peyton Manning became the first player to win The Associated Press' NFL Most Valuable Player award four times.

One year ago: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired one of his top aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, and apologized repeatedly for his staff's "stupid" behavior, insisting during a news conference that he had no idea anyone around him had engineered traffic jams as part of a political vendetta against a Democratic mayor. A chemical plant spill into West Virginia's Elk River contaminated the water supply for Charleston, forcing more than 300,000 water customers in nine counties to stop using tap water. Activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka, 79, died at a hospital in Newark, N.J.

Today's Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 87. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 81. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 80. Actress K. Callan is 79. Folk singer Joan Baez is 74. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 74. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 71. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 65. Singer Crystal Gayle is 64. Actor J.K. Simmons is 60. Actress Imelda Staunton is 59. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 56. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 52. Actress Joely Richardson is 50. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 48. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 48. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 48. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 47. Actress Angela Bettis is 42. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 39. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 37. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 33. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 31. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 28. Actress Nina Dobrev is 26. Actor Tyree Brown is 11.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2016. There are 357 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 9, 1916, the World War I Battle of Gallipoli ended after eight months with an Ottoman Empire victory as Allied forces withdrew.

Ten years ago: Confirmation hearings opened in Washington for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. "The Phantom of the Opera" leapt past "Cats" to become the longest-running show in Broadway history (a record that still stands). Actor Don Stewart died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 70.

Five years ago: Federal prosecutors brought charges against Jared Loughner, the man accused of attempting to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and killing six people at a political event in Tucson the day before. British movie director Peter Yates, who sent actor Steve McQueen screeching through the streets of San Francisco in a Ford Mustang in "Bullitt," died in London at age 81.

One year ago: French security forces shot and killed two al-Qaida-linked brothers suspected of carrying the rampage at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that had claimed 12 lives, the same day a gunman killed four people at a Paris kosher grocery store before being killed by police. Samuel Goldwyn Jr., 88, a champion of the independent film movement and son of one of the founders of Hollywood, died in Los Angeles.

Today's Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 88. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 82. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 81. Actress K. Callan is 80. Folk singer Joan Baez is 75. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 75. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 72. Actor John Doman is 71. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 66. Singer Crystal Gayle is 65. Actor J.K. Simmons is 61. Actress Imelda Staunton is 60. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 57. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 53. Actress Joely Richardson is 51. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 49. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 49. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 49. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 48. Actress Angela Bettis is 43. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 40. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 38. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 34. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 32. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 29. Actress Nina Dobrev is 27. Actor Tyree Brown is 12.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2017. There are 356 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 9, 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Ten years ago: U.S. forces continued to stage airstrikes against suspected al-Qaida fighters in Somalia in the first offensive there since 18 American soldiers were killed in 1993. Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, which went on sale the following June. Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Carlo Ponti, the Italian movie producer who discovered — and married — actress Sophia Loren, died in Geneva at age 94.

Five years ago: Iranian state radio reported that a court had convicted former U.S. Marine Amir Mirzaei Hekmati of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death. (The Obama administration and his family denied Hekmati was a CIA spy; Hekmati was released in Jan. 2016 as part of a prisoner swap.) President Barack Obama announced that chief of staff William Daley was quitting; he was succeeded by Obama budget chief Jack Lew. Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 for the first shutout in BCS title game history.

One year ago: French Jewish leaders and the nation's prime minister, Manuel Valls, held a memorial ceremony for four people killed in a kosher market a year earlier by an attacker claiming ties to the Islamic State group. Actor Angus Scrimm, 89, the "Tall Man" in the "Phantasm" horror films, died in Tarzana, Calif.

Today's Birthdays — Jan. 9: Author Judith Krantz is 89. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 83. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 82. Actress K. Callan is 81. Folk singer Joan Baez is 76. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 76. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 73. Actor John Doman is 72. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 67. Singer Crystal Gayle is 66. Actor J.K. Simmons is 62. Actress Imelda Staunton is 61. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 58. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 54. Actress Joely Richardson is 52. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 50. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 50. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 50. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 49. Actress Angela Bettis is 44. Actor Omari Hardwick is 43. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 41. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 39. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 35. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 33. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 30. Actress Nina Dobrev is 28. Actor Tyree Brown is 13.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2018. There are 356 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 9, 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew from Philadelphia to Woodbury, N.J.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, on his first visit to Israel while in office, warned Iran of "serious consequences" if it again harassed U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. military reported nine American soldiers were killed in the first two days of a new offensive to root out al-Qaida in Iraq fighters holed up in districts north of Baghdad. Johnny Grant, the honorary mayor of Hollywood, died in Los Angeles at age 84.



Five years ago: Vice President Joe Biden heard personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations at the White House as he undertook to draft the Obama administration's response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The Seastreak Wall Street, a commuter ferry, made a hard landing into a Manhattan pier, injuring 85 people (investigators later cited operator error). No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; for the second time in four decades, baseball writers failed to give any player the 75 percent required for induction to Cooperstown, sending a firm signal that stars of the Steroids Era would be held to a different standard.



One year ago: President-elect Donald Trump appointed his influential son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser. The outgoing Obama administration blacklisted five Russians as the feud over U.S. election hacking escalated. Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, an Orlando, Fla., police officer, was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Wal-mart store while trying to arrest a man suspected of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend (the suspect has since been arrested). In college football's first national championship rematch, No. 3 Clemson took down top-ranked Alabama 35-31.



Today's Birthdays — Jan. 9: Author Judith Krantz is 90. Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr is 84. Actress K. Callan is 82. Folk singer Joan Baez is 77. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 77. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 74. Actor John Doman is 73. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 68. Singer Crystal Gayle is 67. Actor J.K. Simmons is 63. Actress Imelda Staunton is 62. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 59. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 55. Actress Joely Richardson is 53. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 51. Actor David Costabile is 51. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 51. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 51. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 50. Actress Angela Bettis is 45. Actor Omari Hardwick is 44. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 42. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 40. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 36. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 34. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 31. Actress Nina Dobrev is 29. Actor Basil Eidenbenz is 25. Actress Kerris Dorsey is 20. Actor Tyree Brown is 14.

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