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February 12th - Happy Birthday Josh Brolin & Christina Ricci


Today is Sunday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2012. There are 323 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky.

On this date:
In 881, Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
In 1429, English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
In 1502, Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
In 1541, Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who'd claimed the throne of England for nine days, and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were beheaded after being condemned for high treason.
In 1593, Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
In 1689, The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
In 1733, Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
In 1771, Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
In 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James.
In 1816, The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
In 1817, An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
In 1818, Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
In 1825, The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
In 1832, Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
In 1851, Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
In 1855, Michigan State University is established.
In 1894, Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
In 1908, the first round-the-world automobile race began in New York. (It ended in Paris the following July with the drivers of the American car, a Thomas Flyer, declared the winners over teams from Germany and Italy.)
In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded.
In 1909, New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
In 1912, Pu Yi (poo yee), the last emperor of China, abdicated, marking the end of the Qing Dynasty.
In 1914, In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
In 1915, the cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C., a year to the day after groundbreaking.
In 1934, The Austrian Civil War begins.
In 1934, In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
In 1935, USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
In 1940, the radio play "The Adventures of Superman" debuted with Bud Collyer as the Man of Steel.
In 1942, painter Grant Wood, creator of "American Gothic," died in Iowa City, Iowa, a day before his 51st birthday.
In 1946, World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
In 1946, African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
In 1947, A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
In 1959, the redesigned Lincoln penny — with an image of the Lincoln Memorial replacing two ears of wheat on the reverse side — went into circulation.
In 1973, Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place.
In 1961, [sign in to see URL]. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
In 1968, Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
In 1974, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
In 1990, Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
In 1992, The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
In 1994, Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch's iconic painting The Scream.
In 1999, the Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice.
In 2001, NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
In 2002, The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
In 2002, An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
In 2004, The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
In 2009, Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.

Ten years ago: Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay expressed "profound sadness" about the collapse of the energy giant, but refused to testify at a Senate hearing. Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic went on trial in The Hague, accused of war crimes (he died in 2006 before the trial could conclude). Pakistan charged three men in connection with the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi (they and a fourth man were later convicted of Pearl's murder). An Iranian passenger jet crashed, killing all 119 on board. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" received 13 Academy Award nominations; tied for second with eight nods were "A Beautiful Mind" and "Moulin Rouge!"

Five years ago: Teen gunman Sulejman Talovic shot nine people, killing five, at a Salt Lake City mall before he was shot and killed by police. Car bombs shattered Baghdad's oldest and largest market, killing at least 78 people.

One year ago: Thousands of Algerians defied government warnings and dodged barricades in their capital, demanding democratic reforms; demonstrations continued in Yemen as well. Death claimed actress Betty Garrett, 91, and actor Kenneth Mars, 75.

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Today's Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 89. Actor Louis Zorich is 88. Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 86. Former Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is 82. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 78. Actor Joe Don Baker is 76. Author Judy Blume is 74. Rock musician Ray Manzarek (The Doors) is 73. Country singer Moe Bandy is 68. Actress Maud Adams is 67. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 66. Actor Michael Ironside is 62. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 62. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 60. Actress Joanna Kerns is 59. Actor-former talk show host Arsenio Hall is 57. Actor John Michael Higgins is 49. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 48. Actress Christine Elise is 47. Actor Josh Brolin is 44. Singer Chynna Phillips is 44. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 42. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 41. Actor Jesse Spencer is 33. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 32. Actress Christina Ricci is 32. Actress Jennifer Stone is 19.

Other notable birthdays, Feb. 12:
1926, Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
1933, Costa-Gavras, Greek filmmaker
1942, Ehud Barak, Israeli politician, Prime Minister of Israel
1955, Chet Lemon, American baseball player
1956, Brian Robertson, Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy and Motörhead)
1958, Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
1959, Larry Nance, American basketball player
1963, Ed Lover, American radio personality
1965, Rubén Amaro Jr., American baseball player
1969, Darren Aronofsky, American director and writer
1975, Scot Pollard, American basketball player
1979, Antonio Chatman, American football player
1979, Matt Mauck, American football player
1983, Carlton Brewster, American football player

Born on this day, Feb. 12, passed away:
1606, John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
1775, Louisa Adams, First Lady of the United States (1825–1829), widow of John Quincy Adams (d. 1852)
1809, Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
1809, Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-his death) (d. 1865)
1880, John L. Lewis, American labor union leader (d. 1969)
1884, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, elder daughter of Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1980)
1893, Omar Bradley, American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States and the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (d. 1904, Ted Mack, American television host (d. 1976)
1915, Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (d. 1987)
1917, Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 2009)
1919, Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
1942, Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1952, Simon MacCorkindale, British actor (d. 2010)
1958, Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
1968, Christopher McCandless, American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild (d. 1992)
1992, Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)

Notable deaths, Feb. 12:
1554, Lord Guilford Dudley, consort of Lady Jane Grey (b. 1536)
1554, Lady Jane Grey, claimant to the English throne (b. 1537)
1789, Ethan Allen, American patriot (b. 1738)
1929, Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
1942, Grant Wood, American painter ([sign in to see URL])
1970, Ishman Bracey, American blues musician (b. 1901)
1971, James C. Penney, American department store founder (b. 1875)
1976, Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939)
1982, Victor Jory, Canadian actor (b. 1902)
1983, Eubie Blake, American musician and songwriter (b. 1887)
1984, Anna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)
1991, Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
1995, Philip Taylor Kramer, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1952)
1999, Toni Fisher, American pop singer (b. 1931)
2000, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American musician (b. 1929)
2000, Tom Landry, American football coach (b. 1924)
2000, Charles M. Schulz, American comics author (b. 1922)
2000, Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
2005, Sammi Smith, American country music singer (b. 1943)
2011, Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)

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Today is Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2013. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky.

One year ago: Adele emerged as the top winner at the Grammy Awards, winning six trophies, including record, song and album of the year, in a ceremony shadowed by the death of Whitney Houston the day before. State governor Henrique Capriles won Venezuela's first-ever opposition presidential primary by a wide margin. Irish character actor David Kelly ("Waking Ned Devine") died in Dublin at age 82.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 90. Actor Louis Zorich is 89. Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 87. Movie director Costa-Gavras is 80. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 79. Actor Joe Don Baker is 77. Author Judy Blume is 75. Rock musician Ray Manzarek (The Doors) is 74. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is 71. Country singer Moe Bandy is 69. Actress Maud Adams is 68. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 67. Actor Michael Ironside is 63. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 63. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 61. Actress Joanna Kerns is 60. Actor-former talk show host Arsenio Hall is 58. Actor John Michael Higgins is 50. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 49. Actress Christine Elise is 48. Actor Josh Brolin is 45. Singer Chynna Phillips is 45. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 43. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 42. Actor Jesse Spencer is 34. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 33. Actress Christina Ricci is 33. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 23. Actress Jennifer Stone is 20.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2014. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky.

Ten years ago: Defying a California law, San Francisco officials began performing weddings for same-sex couples. Four men were charged in a 42-count indictment alleging they'd run a steroid-distribution ring that provided performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of athletes in the NFL, the major leagues and track and field. (All four later pleaded guilty to drug charges.)

Five years ago: Saying "I made a mistake," Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., abruptly withdrew his nomination as President Barack Obama's commerce secretary. A Colgan Air commuter plane crashed into a suburban Buffalo, N.Y., home, killing all 49 aboard and a person in the house. (The victims included Alison Des Forges, 66, a noted expert on the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and Gerry Niewood, 64, and Coleman Mellett, 34, members of Chuck Mangione's band.) Irish playwright Hugh Leonard ("Da") died in Dublin at age 82.

One year ago: The manhunt for rogue ex-Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner came to an end with his apparent suicide in a mountain cabin following a gunbattle with law enforcement; authorities blamed Dorner for killing four people, including two officers. President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in his State of the Union address. A bitterly divided Senate Armed Services Committee approved, 14-11, President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary. Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea conducted its third underground nuclear test. IOC leaders dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games in a surprise decision to scrap one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 91. Actor Louis Zorich is 90. Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 88. Movie director Costa-Gavras is 81. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 80. Actor Joe Don Baker is 78. Author Judy Blume is 76. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is 72. Country singer Moe Bandy is 70. Actress Maud Adams is 69. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 68. Actor Michael Ironside is 64. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 64. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 62. Actress Joanna Kerns is 61. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 58. Actor John Michael Higgins is 51. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 50. Actress Christine Elise is 49. Actor Josh Brolin is 46. Singer Chynna Phillips is 46. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 43. Actor Jesse Spencer is 35. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 34. Actress Christina Ricci is 34. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 24. Actress Jennifer Stone is 21. Actresses Baylie and Rylie Cregut (TV: "Raising Hope") are four.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2015. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky.

Ten years ago: Former presidential candidate Howard Dean was elected national Democratic chairman during the party's winter meeting. "The Gates," a 16-day art exhibit created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, debuted in New York's Central Park with the unfurling of saffron-colored fabric banners suspended from 16-foot-high frames.

Five years ago: On the day the Winter Olympics opened in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nodar Kumaritashvili (noh-DAHR' KOO'-mah-ree-tahsh-VEE'-lee), a 21-year-old luger from the republic of Georgia, was killed in a high-speed crash during a practice run. Three University of Alabama-Huntsville professors were gunned down during a faculty meeting; police charged neurobiologist Amy Bishop with capital murder. (Bishop later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.)

One year ago: Legislation to raise the U.S. federal debt limit and prevent a crippling government default cleared Congress. Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland tied for gold in the Olympic women's downhill at Sochi; it was the first gold-medal tie in Olympic alpine skiing history. Actor-comedian Sid Caesar, 91, died in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 92. Actor Louis Zorich is 91. Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 89. Movie director Costa-Gavras is 82. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 81. Actor Joe Don Baker is 79. Author Judy Blume is 77. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is 73. Country singer Moe Bandy is 71. Actress Maud Adams is 70. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 69. Actor Michael Ironside is 65. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 65. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 63. Actress Joanna Kerns is 62. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 59. Actor John Michael Higgins is 52. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 51. Actress Christine Elise is 50. Actor Josh Brolin is 47. Singer Chynna Phillips is 47. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 44. Actor Jesse Spencer is 36. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 35. Actress Christina Ricci is 35. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 25. Actress Jennifer Stone is 22. Actresses Rylie and Baylie Cregut (TV: "Raising Hope") are five.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2016. There are 323 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky.

Ten years ago: A record 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park over a two-day period. Figure skater Michelle Kwan effectively retired from competition as she withdrew from the Turin Olympics due to injury (she was replaced on the U.S. team by Emily Hughes). Snowboarder Shaun White beat American teammate Danny Kass to win the Olympic gold medal.

Five years ago: Thousands of Algerians defied government warnings and dodged barricades in their capital, demanding democratic reforms; demonstrations continued in Yemen as well. Death claimed actress Betty Garrett, 91, and actor Kenneth Mars, 75.

One year ago: European leaders agreed on a truce to halt fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels.
Today's Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 93. Actor Louis Zorich is 92. Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 90. Movie director Costa-Gavras is 83. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 82. Actor Joe Don Baker is 80. Author Judy Blume is 78. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is 74. Country singer Moe Bandy is 72. Actress Maud Adams is 71. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 70. Actor Michael Ironside is 66. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 66. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 64. Actress Joanna Kerns is 63. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 60. Actor John Michael Higgins is 53. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 52. Actress Christine Elise is 51. Actor Josh Brolin is 48. Singer Chynna Phillips is 48. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 46. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 45. Actor Jesse Spencer is 37. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 36. Actress Christina Ricci is 36. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 26. Actress Jennifer Stone is 23. Actresses Baylie and Rylie Cregut (TV: "Raising Hope") are six.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2017. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Ky.

Ten years ago: A trench coat-clad teenager opened fire at Trolley Square, a Salt Lake City mall, killing five people and wounding four others before he was shot and killed by police. Car bombs shattered Baghdad's oldest and largest market, killing at least 78 people.

Five years ago: State governor Henrique Capriles (ehn-REE'-kay kah-PREE'-lays) won Venezuela's first-ever opposition presidential primary by a wide margin. Adele emerged as the top winner at the Grammy Awards, winning six trophies, including record and song of the year (for "Rolling in the Deep") and album of the year (for "21"), in a ceremony shadowed by the death of Whitney Houston the day before. Irish character actor David Kelly ("Waking Ned Devine") died in Dublin at age 82.

One year ago: Pope Francis, while en route to Mexico, embraced Patriarch Kirill during a stopover in Cuba in the first-ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia (HEN'-ree meh-HEE'-uh) became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 12: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 94. Actor Louis Zorich is 93. Movie director Costa-Gavras is 84. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 83. Actor Joe Don Baker is 81. Author Judy Blume is 79. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is 75. Country singer Moe Bandy is 73. Actress Maud Adams is 72. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 71. Actor Michael Ironside is 67. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 67. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 65. Actress Joanna Kerns is 64. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 61. Actor John Michael Higgins is 54. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 53. Actress Christine Elise is 52. Actor Josh Brolin is 49. Singer Chynna Phillips is 49. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 47. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 46. Actor Jesse Spencer is 38. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 37. Actress Christina Ricci is 37. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 27. Actress Jennifer Stone is 24. Actresses Rylie and Baylie Cregut (TV: "Raising Hope") are 7.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2018. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Kentucky.

Ten years ago: Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain won their respective parties' primaries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. General Motors reported losing $38.7 billion in 2007, a record annual loss in automotive history, and offered buyouts to 74,000 hourly workers. Character actor David Groh died in Los Angeles at age 68. Uno became the first beagle named Westminster's best in show.

Five years ago: The manhunt for a rogue ex-Los Angeles cop seeking revenge for his firing came to an end with his apparent suicide in a mountain cabin following a gunbattle with law enforcement; authorities blamed him for killing four people, including two officers. President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in his State of the Union address. The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test. IOC leaders dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games in a surprise decision to scrap one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program.

One year ago: Northern California authorities ordered the evacuation of some 200,000 people from communities near the Oroville Dam, where an emergency spillway was in danger of flooding. (After officials drained water from the lake behind the dam and made emergency repairs, residents were allowed to return.) At the Grammy Awards, Adele took home all five awards she was nominated for, including album ("25"), as well as record and song of the year ("Hello"). Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, 76, died at a Los Angeles hospital, just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 95. Movie director Costa-Gavras is 85. Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell is 84. Actor Joe Don Baker is 82. Author Judy Blume is 80. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is 76. Country singer Moe Bandy is 74. Actress Maud Adams is 73. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 72. Actor Michael Ironside is 68. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 68. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 66. Actress Joanna Kerns is 65. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 62. Actor John Michael Higgins is 55. Actor Raphael Sbarge is 54. Actress Christine Elise is 53. Actor Josh Brolin is 50. Singer Chynna Phillips is 50. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 47. Actor Jesse Spencer is 39. Rapper Gucci Mane is 38. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 38. Actress Christina Ricci is 38. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 28. Actress Jennifer Stone is 25. Actresses Baylie and Rylie Cregut (TV: "Raising Hope") are eight.

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