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January 13th - Happy Birthday Orlando Bloom & Liam Hemsworth


Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2012. There are 353 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 13, 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River after taking off during a snowstorm, killing a total of 78 people; four passengers and a flight attendant survived. (Half an hour after the Air Florida crash, a Washington Metro train derailed during rush hour, killing three passengers.)

On this date:
In 532, Nika riots in Constantinople.
In 888, Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
In 1328, Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
In 1435, Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
In 1547, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
In 1605, The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
In 1607, The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
In 1733, James Oglethorpe and some 120 English colonists arrived at Charleston, S.C., while en route to settle in present-day Georgia.
In 1785, John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
In 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.)
Register (later renamed The Times).
In 1797, French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running ashore, resulting in the death of over 900.
In 1815, War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
In 1822, The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
In 1830, The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
In 1832, President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
In 1840, The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
In 1842, Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
In 1847, The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
In 1864, composer Stephen Foster died impoverished in a New York hospital at age 37. (In his pocket: a note which read, "Dear friends and gentle hearts.")
In 1869, National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
In 1893, The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
In 1893, U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
In 1898, Emile Zola's famous defense of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, "J'accuse," was published in Paris.
In 1908, The Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
In 1910, The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
In 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.
In 1915, An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
In 1934, The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
In 1935, A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
In 1939, The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
In 1942, Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
In 1942, World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a huge, successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.
In 1951, First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
In 1953, Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
In 1953, An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
In 1958, The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west Los Angeles 10 days before his 43rd birthday.
In 1964, Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta, resulting in 100 deaths.
In 1964, Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
In 1966, Robert C. Weaver was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson; Weaver became the first black Cabinet member.
In 1968, Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison
In 1972, Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.
In 1974, Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in Waverly, Minn., at age 66.
In 1982, Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, DC's 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.
In 1985, A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
In 1986, A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
In 1987, West German police arrested Mohammed Ali Hamadi, a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner. (Although convicted and sentenced to life, Hamadi was paroled by Germany in Dec. 2005; he is on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.)
In 1990, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation's first elected black governor as he took the oath of office in Richmond.
In 1991, Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.
In 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for its soldiers during World War II, citing newly uncovered documents that showed the Japanese army had had a role in abducting the so-called "comfort women."
In 1993, Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
In 2001, an earthquake estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey at magnitude 7.7 struck El Salvador; more than 840 people were killed.

Ten years ago: Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Commerce Secretary Don Evans said on the Sunday talk shows they had never considered intervening in Enron's spiral toward bankruptcy, nor did they inform President George W. Bush of requests for help from the fallen energy giant. President Bush fainted briefly after choking down a pretzel while watching a football game on TV in the White House residence. Christian Longo, wanted for killing his wife and three children and dumping their bodies into coastal waters off Oregon, was arrested in Mexico (he was later sentenced to death). The off-Broadway musical "The Fantasticks" finished its original run of nearly 42 years and 17,162 shows.

Five years ago: Nine people were killed in an apartment building fire in Huntington, [sign in to see URL]. Two miners were killed when a roof collapsed inside the Brooks Run Mining Co.'s Cucumber coal mine in McDowell County, [sign in to see URL]. The North Carolina state attorney general's office agreed to take over the sexual assault case against three Duke University lacrosse players at the request of embattled Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong (all three players were later exonerated).

One year ago: Vice President Joe Biden became the first top U.S. official to visit Iraq since the country approved a new Cabinet; Biden emphasized to Iraqi leaders that the U.S. wanted nothing more than for Iraq to be free and democratic. A funeral was held in Tucson, Ariz., for 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the youngest victim of a mass shooting that also claimed five other lives and critically wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 82. TV personality Nick Clooney is 78. Comedian Rip Taylor is 78. Actor Billy Gray is 74. Actor Richard Moll is 69. Rock musician Trevor Rabin (Yes) is 58. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 57. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 53. Actor Kevin Anderson is 52. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 51. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 51. Country singer Trace Adkins is 50. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 48. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 46. Actress Traci Bingham is 44. Actor Keith Coogan is 42. Actress Nicole Eggert is 40. Actor Orlando Bloom is 35. Actor Julian Morris is 29.

Other notable births, Jan. 13:
1938 -- William B. Davis, Canadian actor
1955 -- Jay McInerney, American writer
1956 -- Janet Hubert-Whitten, American actress
1957 -- Mark O'Meara, American golfer
1961 -- Wayne Coyne, American singer (The Flaming Lips)
1962 -- Kevin Mitchell, American baseball player
1963 -- Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
1970 -- Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator (Grey's Anatomy)
1976 -- Michael Peña, American actor
1981 -- Reggie Brown, American football player
1983 -- William Hung, American Idol contestant
1983 -- Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
1988 -- Josh Freeman, American football player

Born on this day, Jan. 13, passed away:
1777 -- Elisa Bonaparte, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1820)
1787 -- John Davis, 14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)
1832 -- Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (d. 1899)
1884 -- Sophie Tucker, Russian-born singer and performer (d. 1966)
1885 -- Alfred Fuller, Canadian businessman, The "Fuller Brush Man" (d. 1973)
1905 -- Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)
1913 -- Jeff Morrow, American actor (d. 1993)
1919 -- Robert Stack, American actor (d. 2003)
1925 -- Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)
1927 -- Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
1929 -- Joe Pass, American jazz guitarist (d. 1994)
1931 -- Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)
1931 -- Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (d. 2007)
1949 -- Brandon Tartikoff, American television executive (d. 1997)
1950 -- Bob Forsch, American baseball player (d. 2011)
1970 -- Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)

Notable deaths, Jan. 13:
1599 -- Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)
1860 -- William Mason, American politician (b. 1786)
1864 -- Stephen Foster, American composer (b. 1826)
1885 -- Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b. 1823)
1889 -- Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
1894 -- Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
1929 -- Wyatt Earp, American Western lawman (b. 1848)
1941 -- James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)
1962 -- Ernie Kovacs, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)
1978 -- Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)
1978 -- Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (b. 1887)
1979 -- Donny Hathaway, American musician (b. 1945)
2001 -- Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
2002 -- Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
2008 -- Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
2009 -- Patrick McGoohan, American actor (b. 1928)

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2013. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 13, 2012, the Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio and flipped onto its side; 32 people were killed. (Ship's captain Francesco Schettino (frahn-CHEHS'-koh skeh-TEE'-noh) faces possible trial on charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship before evacuation was complete.)

One year ago: A Peruvian court sentenced Joran van der Sloot (YOHR'-uhn VAN'-dur-sloht) to 28 years in prison for murdering Stephany Flores, a young woman he'd met at a Lima casino. Myanmar freed some of its most famous political prisoners, sparking jubilation among their supporters. Veteran TV newsman Richard Threlkeld, 74, was killed in a car crash on New York's Long Island.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 83. TV personality Nick Clooney is 79. Comedian Rip Taylor is 79. Actor Billy Gray is 75. Actor Richard Moll is 70. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 59. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 58. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 54. Actor Kevin Anderson is 53. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 52. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 52. Country singer Trace Adkins is 51. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 49. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 47. Actress Traci Bingham is 45. Actor Keith Coogan is 43. Actress Nicole Eggert is 41. Actor Orlando Bloom is 36. Actor Julian Morris is 30.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2014. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 13, 1864, American songwriter Stephen Foster, who'd written such classics as "Swanee River," ''Oh! Susanna," ''Camptown Races," ''My Old Kentucky Home" and "Beautiful Dreamer," died in poverty in a New York hospital at age 37.

Ten years ago: Hostile fire brought down a U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter in Iraq, but the two crew members escaped injury. A domestic airliner crashed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, killing all 37 people aboard. Harold Shipman, the British doctor blamed for killing more than 200 mostly elderly patients, was found hanged in his prison cell, an apparent suicide, a day before his 58th birthday.

Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, vowed during her Senate confirmation hearing to revitalize the mission of diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. Obama's choice to run the Treasury Department, Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur), disclosed that he had failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004. U.S. Marshals apprehended Marcus Schrenker, 38, in North Florida days after the businessman and amateur daredevil pilot apparently tried to fake his own death in a plane crash. (Schrenker was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud charges, on top of four years in federal prison on charges stemming from the plane crash.) Actor-director Patrick McGoohan died in Los Angeles at age 80. Author Hortense Calisher died in New York at age 97.

One year ago: A Cairo appeals court overturned Hosni Mubarak's life sentence and ordered a retrial of the former Egyptian president for failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled his regime. (Mubarak was later ordered released.) "Argo" won best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes; "Les Miserables" won best picture musical or comedy.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 84. TV personality Nick Clooney is 80. Comedian Rip Taylor is 80. Actor Billy Gray is 76. Actor Richard Moll is 71. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 60. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 59. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 55. Actor Kevin Anderson is 54. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 53. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 53. Country singer Trace Adkins is 52. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 50. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 48. Actress Traci Bingham is 46. Actor Keith Coogan is 44. Actress Nicole Eggert is 42. Actor Orlando Bloom is 37. Actor Julian Morris is 31. Actor Liam Hemsworth (Film: "The Hunger Games" movies) is 24.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2015. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 13, 1915, a magnitude-7 earthquake centered in Avezzano, Italy, claimed some 30,000 lives.

Ten years ago: Major League Baseball adopted a tougher steroid-testing program that would suspend first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly test players year-round.

Five years ago: Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital a day after a powerful earthquake, while in Washington, President Barack Obama pledged an all-out rescue and relief effort. During the first hearing of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, top Wall Street bankers apologized for risky behavior that led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but still declared it seemed appropriate at the time. Rhythm-and-blues singer Teddy Pendergrass died in Bryn Mawr, Pa., at age 59.

One year ago: A shooting at a Wesley Chapel, Fla., movie theater left Chad Oulson, 43, dead; retired Tampa police captain Curtis Reeves, 71, is accused of killing Oulson during what authorities said was an argument over Oulson's texting just before a showing of the movie "Lone Survivor." Two Fullerton, Calif., police officers who were videotaped in a violent struggle with a homeless man, Kelly Thomas, during an arrest were acquitted by a jury in Santa Ana of killing him.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 85. TV personality Nick Clooney is 81. Actor-comedian Charlie Brill is 77. Actor Billy Gray is 77. Actor Richard Moll is 72. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 61. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 60. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 56. Actor Kevin Anderson is 55. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 54. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 54. Country singer Trace Adkins is 53. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 51. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 49. Actress Traci Bingham is 47. Actor Keith Coogan is 45. TV producer-writer Shonda Rhimes is 45. Actress Nicole Eggert is 43. Actor Michael Pena is 39. Actor Orlando Bloom is 38. Meteorologist Ginger Zee (TV: "Good Morning America") is 34. Actor Julian Morris is 32. Actor Liam Hemsworth (Film: "The Hunger Games") is 25.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2016. There are 353 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 13, 1966, Robert C. Weaver was nominated to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson; Weaver became the first black Cabinet member.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush met with Germany's new chancellor, Angela Merkel, at the White House. A U.S. Army OH-58 Kiowa helicopter went down near Mosul after coming to the aid of Iraqi police under hostile fire; its two pilots were killed. A U.S. missile strike in Pakistan killed a relative of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri (AY'-muhn ahl-ZWAH'-ree) and a terror suspect, but also 13 residents, prompting outrage among Pakistanis.

Five years ago: Vice President Joe Biden became the first top U.S. official to visit Iraq since the country approved a new Cabinet; Biden emphasized to Iraqi leaders that the U.S. wanted nothing more than for Iraq to be free and democratic. A funeral was held in Tucson, Ariz., for 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the youngest victim of a mass shooting that also claimed five other lives and critically wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

One year ago: Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation as well as justice as he arrived in Sri Lanka at the start of a weeklong Asian tour. In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper, featuring on the cover a caricature of a weeping Prophet Muhammad holding a sign reading "I am Charlie" with the words "All is forgiven" above him.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 86. TV personality Nick Clooney is 82. Comedian Rip Taylor is 82. Comedian Charlie Brill is 78. Actor Billy Gray is 78. Actor Richard Moll is 73. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 62. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 61. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 57. Actor Kevin Anderson is 56. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 55. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 55. Country singer Trace Adkins is 54. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 52. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 50. Actress Traci Bingham is 48. Actor Keith Coogan is 46. TV producer-writer Shonda Rhimes is 46. Actress Nicole Eggert is 44. Actor Ross McCall is 40. Actor Michael Pena is 40. Actor Orlando Bloom is 39. Meteorologist Ginger Zee (TV: "Good Morning America") is 35. Actress Ruth Wilson is 34. Actor Julian Morris is 33. Actor Liam Hemsworth is 26.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2017. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 13, 1967, the Rolling Stones' double-A sided single "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday" was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records. (It was released the following day in the United States on the London label).

Ten years ago: Nine people were killed in an apartment building fire in Huntington, West Virginia. Two miners were killed when a roof collapsed inside the Brooks Run Mining Co.'s Cucumber coal mine in McDowell County, West Virginia. The North Carolina state attorney general's office agreed to take over the sexual assault case against three Duke University lacrosse players at the request of embattled Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong (all three players were later exonerated).

Five years ago: The Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio and flipped onto its side; 32 people were killed. Myanmar freed some of its most famous political prisoners, sparking jubilation among their supporters. Veteran TV newsman Richard Threlkeld, 74, was killed in a car crash on Long Island, New York.

One year ago: Less than a day after 10 U.S. Navy sailors were detained in Iran when their boats drifted into Iranian waters, they and their vessels were back safely with the American fleet. Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out broad plans to defeat Islamic State militants and retake the group's key power centers in Iraq and Syria. The Al Jazeera America cable news network said it was shutting down two and a half years after its launch. Three winning tickets split a world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.

Today's Birthdays — Jan. 13: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 87. TV personality Nick Clooney is 83. Comedian Rip Taylor is 83. Comedian Charlie Brill is 79. Actor Billy Gray is 79. Actor Richard Moll is 74. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 63. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 62. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 58. Actor Kevin Anderson is 57. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 56. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 56. Country singer Trace Adkins is 55. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 53. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 51. Actress Traci Bingham is 49. Actor Keith Coogan is 47. TV producer-writer Shonda Rhimes is 47. Actress Nicole Eggert is 45. Actor Ross McCall is 41. Actor Michael Pena is 41. Actor Orlando Bloom is 40. Meteorologist Ginger Zee (TV: "Good Morning America") is 36. Actress Ruth Wilson is 35. Actor Julian Morris is 34. Actor Liam Hemsworth is 27.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2018. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 13, 1968, country singer Johnny Cash performed and recorded a pair of shows at Folsom State Prison in California; material from the concerts was released as an album by Columbia Records under the title "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison," which proved a hit.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, visiting the United Arab Emirates, gently urged authoritarian Arab allies to satisfy frustrated desires for democracy in the Mideast and saved his harshest criticism for Iran, branding it "the world's leading state-sponsor of terror." The winners of the Golden Globe Awards were announced in a dry, news conference-style ceremony lasting only 31 minutes, devoid of stars because of the Hollywood writers' strike; "Atonement" won best motion picture drama, while "Mad Men" was named best dramatic TV series.



Five years ago: A Cairo appeals court overturned Hosni Mubarak's life sentence and ordered a retrial of the former Egyptian president for failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled his regime. (Mubarak was later acquitted.) "Argo" won best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes; "Homeland" won best TV dramatic series.



One year ago: Republicans drove a budget through Congress giving them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Federal prosecutors in Detroit announced that Takata Corp. had agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for concealing a deadly defect in its air bag inflators. Lord Snowdon, the society photographer and filmmaker who married Britain's Princess Margaret and continued to mix in royal circles even after their divorce, died in London at age 86. Dick Gautier, the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart," died in Arcadia, Calif., at age 85.



Today's Birthdays — Jan. 13: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 88. TV personality Nick Clooney is 84. Comedian Rip Taylor is 84. Comedian Charlie Brill is 80. Actor Billy Gray is 80. Actor Richard Moll is 75. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 64. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 63. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 59. Actor Kevin Anderson is 58. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 57. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 57. Country singer Trace Adkins is 56. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 54. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 52. Actress Suzanne Cryer is 51. Actress Traci Bingham is 50. Actor Keith Coogan is 48. TV producer-writer Shonda Rhimes is 48. Actress Nicole Eggert is 46. Actor Ross McCall is 42. Actor Michael Pena is 42. Actor Orlando Bloom is 41. Meteorologist Ginger Zee (TV: "Good Morning America") is 37. Actress Ruth Wilson is 36. Actor Julian Morris is 35. Actor Liam Hemsworth is 28. Actress Natalia Dyer is 21.

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