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February 20th Happy Birthday to Sidney Poitier and Anthony Stewart Head


Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2012. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents' Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury's Friendship 7 spacecraft.

On this date:
In 1339, The Milanese army and the St. George's (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
In 1472, Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
In 1547, Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
In 1685, René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
In 1792, The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
In 1798, Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
In 1790, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II died.
In 1792, President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office.
In 1809, the Supreme Court ruled that no state legislature could annul the judgments or determine the jurisdictions of federal courts.
In 1810, Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, is executed.
In 1813, Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
In 1816, Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
In 1835, Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
In 1839, Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.
In 1862, William Wallace Lincoln, the 11-year-old son of President Abraham Lincoln and first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, died at the White House, apparently of typhoid fever.
In 1864, American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs, the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
In 1872, In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
In 1873, The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
In 1877, Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
In 1901, The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act which excluded "idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons" from being admitted to the United States.
In 1909, Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
In 1913, King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
In 1931, The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco, Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
In 1933, The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States.
In 1933, Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party's upcoming election campaign.
In 1935, Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
In 1938, Anthony Eden resigned as British foreign secretary following Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's decision to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
In 1942, Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.
In 1943, American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
In 1943, The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
In 1943, The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.
In 1944, World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
In 1944, World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
In 1952, Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
In 1959, The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
In 1962, Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
In 1965, Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
In 1971, the National Emergency Warning Center in Colorado erroneously ordered U.S. radio and TV stations off the air; some stations heeded the alert, which was not lifted for about 40 minutes.
In 1978, The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
In 1987, a bomb left by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski exploded behind a computer store in Salt Lake City, seriously injuring store owner Gary Wright. Soviet authorities released Jewish activist Josef Begun.
In 1988, The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
In 1989, An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
In 1991, A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
In 1998, American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
In 2003, During a Great White concert in West Warwick, R.I., a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring more than 200.
In 2005, Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
In 2009, Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en-route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.
In 2010, In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush visited Korea's demilitarized zone, where he peered at the North, a country he'd described as being part of an "axis of evil." A Cairo-to-Luxor passenger train caught fire, killing some 360 people. At the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Jim Shea won the men's skeleton race, finishing the two runs at Utah Olympic Park in one minute, [sign in to see URL] seconds. (The victory was the culmination of an emotional two months for Shea, whose 91-year-old grandfather, Olympic gold medal speedskater Jack Shea, had died four weeks earlier.) American speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno won the 1,500 meters after South Korean Kim Dong-sung, who'd crossed the finish line ahead of him, was disqualified.

Five years ago: In a victory for President George W. Bush, a divided federal appeals court ruled that Guantanamo Bay detainees could not use the U.S. court system to challenge their indefinite imprisonment. In New Orleans, thousands of hurricane-weary residents joined with rowdy visitors to celebrate the second Mardi Gras since Katrina.

One year ago: Security forces loyal to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi unleashed heavy gunfire as thousands marched in the rebellious eastern city of Benghazi, cutting down mourners trying to bury victims. Twenty-year-old Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 in only his second Sprint Cup start. Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star game MVP award, scoring 37 points and propelling the West to a 148-143 victory over the East in the NBA All-Star game.

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Today's Birthdays: Fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt is 88. Author-screenwriter Richard Matheson is 86. Actor Sidney Poitier is 85. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 78. Actress Marj Dusay is 76. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 75. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 75. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 71. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 70. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 70. Movie director Mike Leigh is 69. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 66. Actress Sandy Duncan is 66. Rock musician J. Geils is 66. Actor Peter Strauss is 65. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 62. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 61. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 61. Actor John Voldstad is 61. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 58. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 58. Country singer Leland Martin is 55. Actor James Wilby is 54. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 53. Comedian Joel Hodgson is 52. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 49. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 49. Actor Willie Garson is 48. Actor French Stewart is 48. Actor Ron Eldard is 47. Model Cindy Crawford is 46. Actor Andrew Shue is 45. Actress Lili Taylor is 45. Singer Brian Littrell is 37. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 34. Actor Jay Hernandez is 34. Country musician Coy Bowles is 33. Actress Majandra Delfino is 31. Singer-musician Chris Thile is 31. Actor Jake Richardson is 27. Singer Rihanna is 24.

Other notable birthdays, Feb. 20:
1928, Roy Face, American baseball relief pitcher
1928, Jean Kennedy Smith, American diplomat
1938, Richard Beymer, American actor
1949, Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
1953, Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
1954, Jon Brant, American musician (Cheap Trick)
1959, Bill Gullickson, American baseball player
1972, Brent Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
1975, Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
1975, Brian Littrell, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1976, Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness and Stone Gods)
1977, Stephon Marbury, American basketball player
1977, T.J. Slaughter, American football player
1978, Jay Hernandez, American actor
1981, Fred Jackson, American football player
1982, Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
1983, Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
1983, Justin Verlander, American baseball player
1984, Brian McCann, American baseball player
1984, Ramzee Robinson, American football player
1985, Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
1985, Yulia Volkova, Russian singer ([sign in to see URL].)

Born on this day, Feb. 20, passed away:
1848, Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
1899, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman (d. 1992)
1902, Ansel Adams, American photographer (d. 1984)
1904, Alexei Kosygin, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1980)
1906, Gale Gordon, American television and radio actor (d. 1995)
1913, Tommy Henrich, American baseball player (d. 2009)
1924, Gloria Vanderbilt, American socialite and clothing designer
1925, Robert Altman, American film director (d. 2006)
1927, Roy Cohn, American lawyer (d. 1986)
1927, Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2005)
1929, Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
1936, Larry Hovis, American actor (d. 2003)
1951, Edward Albert, American actor (d. 2006)
1951, Randy California, American guitarist (Spirit) (d. 1997)
1959, Scott Brayton, American race car driver (d. 1996)
1967, Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)

Notable deaths, Feb. 20:
1862, William Wallace Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (b. 1850)
1895, Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist writer (b. 1818)
1936, Max Schreck, German actor (b. 1879)
1966, Chester Nimitz, American admiral (b. 1885)
1972, Walter Winchell, American journalist (b. 1897)
1985, Clarence "Ducky" Nash, American voice actor (b. 1904)
1992, Dick York, American actor (b. 1928)
1997, Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
1999, Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
2001, Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
2003, Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White and Samantha 7) (b. 1971)
2005, Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
2005, John Raitt, American actor (b. 1917)
2005, Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
2006, Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
2009, Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
2010, Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2013. There are 314 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 20, 2003, a fire sparked by pyrotechnics broke out during a concert by the group Great White at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., killing 100 people and injuring about 200 others.

One year ago: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE'-tree med-VYEH'-dyev) held an unprecedented meeting with opposition leaders, who said they were encouraged by his promises to make it easier for anti-Kremlin parties to take part in elections. Former senator and astronaut John Glenn celebrated the 50th anniversary of his history-making space flight at Ohio State University by kicking off a forum about NASA's future.

Today's Birthdays: Gloria Vanderbilt is 89. Author-screenwriter Richard Matheson is 87. Actor Sidney Poitier is 86. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 79. Actress Marj Dusay is 77. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 76. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 76. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 72. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 71. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 71. Movie director Mike Leigh is 70. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 67. Actress Sandy Duncan is 67. Rock musician J. Geils is 67. Actor Peter Strauss is 66. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 63. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 62. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 62. Actor John Voldstad is 62. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 59. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 59. Country singer Leland Martin is 56. Actor James Wilby is 55. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 54. Comedian Joel Hodgson (HAHD'-suhn) is 53. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 50. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 50. Actor Willie Garson is 49. Actor French Stewart is 49. Actor Ron Eldard is 48. Model Cindy Crawford is 47. Actor Andrew Shue is 46. Actress Lili Taylor is 46. Singer Brian Littrell is 38. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 35. Actor Jay Hernandez is 35. Country musician Coy Bowles is 34. Actress Majandra Delfino is 32. Singer-musician Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) is 32. Actor Jake Richardson is 28. Singer Rihanna is 25.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2014. There are 314 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 20, 1944, during World War II, U.S. strategic bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers in a series of attacks that became known as "Big Week."

Ten years ago: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered the state attorney general to take immediate legal steps to stop same-sex weddings in San Francisco. (The next month, the California Supreme Court ordered an immediate halt to same-sex weddings in San Francisco.) Bypassing angry Senate Democrats, President George W. Bush installed Alabama Attorney General William Pryor as a U.S. appeals court judge in his second "recess appointment" of a controversial nominee in five weeks.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama warned a gathering of mayors at the White House that he would "call them out" if they wasted the money from his massive economic stimulus plan. The Dow Jones industrial average ended the week at 7,[sign in to see URL], the lowest level in more than six years. Israeli President Shimon Peres chose Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government. The WTA fined Dubai Tennis Championships organizers a record $300,000 after Israeli player Shahar Peer was denied a visa by the United Arab Emirates.

One year ago: The Obama administration announced a broad new effort to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China's military. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., entered a guilty plea in federal court to criminal charges that he'd engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items; his wife, Sandra Jackson, pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns.

Today's Birthdays: Gloria Vanderbilt is 90. Actor Sidney Poitier is 87. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 80. Actress Marj Dusay is 78. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 77. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 77. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 73. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 72. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 72. Movie director Mike Leigh is 71. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 68. Actress Sandy Duncan is 68. Rock musician J. Geils is 68. Actor Peter Strauss is 67. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 64. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 63. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 63. Actor John Voldstad is 63. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 60. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 60. Country singer Leland Martin is 57. Actor James Wilby is 56. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 55. Comedian Joel Hodgson (HAHD'-suhn) is 54. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 51. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 51. Actor Willie Garson is 50. Actor French Stewart is 50. Actor Ron Eldard is 49. Model Cindy Crawford is 48. Actor Andrew Shue is 47. Actress Lili Taylor is 47. Singer Brian Littrell is 39. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 36. Actor Jay Hernandez is 36. Country musician Coy Bowles is 35. Actress Majandra Delfino is 33. Singer-musician Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) is 33. Actor Jake Richardson is 29. Singer Rihanna is 26.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2015. There are 314 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 20, 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, upheld, 7-2, compulsory vaccination laws intended to protect the public's health. (The case involved a Swedish immigrant, Henning Jacobson, who refused to pay a $5 fine for refusing to be vaccinated against smallpox; the Court upheld the right of states to penalize individuals who rejected vaccinations, but did not say they could be forcibly vaccinated.)

Ten years ago: Israel's Cabinet gave final approval to the government's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and four West Bank settlements. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton traveled to Lampuuk, Indonesia, ground zero of tsunami devastation, where they promised survivors that more help would come. Jeff Gordon won his third Daytona 500. Allen Iverson was selected MVP of the NBA All-Star game, helping the Eastern Conference to a 125-115 victory. Death claimed actress Sandra Dee at age 62; musical actor John Raitt at age 88; and counterculture writer Hunter S. Thompson at age 67.

Five years ago: Alexander Haig, a soldier and statesman who'd held high posts in three Republican administrations and some of the U.S. military's top jobs, died in Baltimore at 85. Floods and mudslides on the Portuguese island of Madeira claimed more than 40 lives.

One year ago: Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, prompting government snipers to shoot and kill scores of people. In Sochi, Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 in overtime to win its 4th straight Olympic women's hockey gold. Adelina Sotnikova became Russia's first gold medalist in women's Olympic figure skating, defeating defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea.

Today's Birthdays: Gloria Vanderbilt is 91. Actor Sidney Poitier is 88. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 81. Actress Marj Dusay is 79. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 78. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 78. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 74. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 73. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 73. Movie director Mike Leigh is 72. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 69. Actress Sandy Duncan is 69. Rock musician J. Geils is 69. Actor Peter Strauss is 68. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 65. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 64. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 64. Actor John Voldstad is 64. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 61. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 61. Country singer Leland Martin is 58. Actor James Wilby is 57. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 56. Comedian Joel Hodgson (HAHD'-suhn) is 55. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 52. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 52. Actor Willie Garson is 51. Actor French Stewart is 51. Actor Ron Eldard is 50. Model Cindy Crawford is 49. Actor Andrew Shue is 48. Actress Lili Taylor is 48. Singer Brian Littrell is 40. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 37. Actor Jay Hernandez is 37. Actress Chelsea Peretti (TV: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine") is 37. Country musician Coy Bowles is 36. Actress Majandra Delfino is 34. Singer-musician Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) is 34. Actress-singer Jessie Mueller is 32. Actor Jake Richardson is 30. Singer Rihanna is 27. Actor Jack Falahee (TV: "How to Get Away With Murder") is 26.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2016. There are 315 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 20, 1816, the opera buffa "The Barber of Seville" by Gioachino Rossini premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome under its original title, "Almaviva, or the Useless Precaution." (Although Rossini's opera received a hostile reception from the audience the first night, it fared much better at its next performance.)

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, visiting Milwaukee, outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil. Right-wing British historian David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to an Austrian court that he'd denied the Holocaust. (He was released in Dec. 2006.) At the Turin Olympics, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto snapped the U.S. medals drought in figure skating with a silver in ice dancing; Russians Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov won the gold. Archbishop Paul C. Marcinkus, a former Vatican bank chief linked to a huge Italian banking scandal in the 1980s, was found dead at his home in Sun City, Ariz.; he was 84. Sportscaster Curt Gowdy died in Palm Beach, Fla., at age 86.

Five years ago: Security forces loyal to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi unleashed heavy gunfire as thousands marched in the rebellious eastern city of Benghazi, cutting down mourners trying to bury victims. Twenty-year-old Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 in only his second Sprint Cup start. Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star game MVP award, scoring 37 points and propelling the West to a 148-143 victory over the East in the NBA All-Star game.

One year ago: Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists' aggressive new branch in North Africa. Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), was sentenced to one year and 1 day in prison for her role in a bribery scheme that destroyed her husband's political career.

Today's Birthdays: Gloria Vanderbilt is 92. Actor Sidney Poitier is 89. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 82. Actress Marj Dusay is 80. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 79. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 79. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 75. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 74. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 74. Movie director Mike Leigh is 73. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 70. Actress Sandy Duncan is 70. Rock musician J. Geils is 70. Actor Peter Strauss is 69. Rock musician Billy Zoom (X) is 68. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 66. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 65. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 65. Actor John Voldstad is 65. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 62. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 62. Country singer Leland Martin is 59. Actor James Wilby is 58. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 57. Comedian Joel Hodgson (HAHD'-suhn) is 56. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 53. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 53. Actor Willie Garson is 52. Actor French Stewart is 52. Actor Ron Eldard is 51. Model Cindy Crawford is 50. Actor Andrew Shue is 49. Actress Lili Taylor is 49. Actress Andrea Savage is 43. Singer Brian Littrell is 41. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 38. Actor Jay Hernandez is 38. Actress Chelsea Peretti is 38. Country musician Coy Bowles is 37. Actress Majandra Delfino is 35. Singer-musician Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) is 35. Actress-singer Jessie Mueller is 33. Comedian Trevor Noah (TV: "The Daily Show") is 32. Actor Jake Richardson is 31. Actress Daniella Pineda is 29. Singer Rihanna is 28. Actor Jack Falahee is 27.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2017. There are 314 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 20, 1942, Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare became the U.S. Navy's first flying ace of World War II by shooting down five Japanese bombers while defending the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in the South Pacific. (O'Hare, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, was killed in action in 1943; Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is named for him.)

Ten years ago: In a victory for President George W. Bush, a divided federal appeals court ruled that Guantanamo Bay detainees could not use the U.S. court system to challenge their indefinite imprisonment. In New Orleans, thousands of hurricane-weary residents joined with rowdy visitors to celebrate the second Mardi Gras since Katrina.

Five years ago: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE'-tree med-VYEH'-dyev) held an unprecedented meeting with opposition leaders, who said they were encouraged by his promises to make it easier for anti-Kremlin parties to take part in elections. Former senator and astronaut John Glenn celebrated the 50th anniversary of his history-making space flight at Ohio State University by kicking off a forum about NASA's future.

One year ago: Six people were shot to death in the Kalamazoo, Mich., area; an Uber driver is charged with murder and attempted murder in the apparently random attacks. Donald Trump barreled to victory in South Carolina's Republican primary; Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial win over Bernie Sanders in Nevada's Democratic caucuses. A funeral Mass was held for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Lindsey Vonn clinched a record 20th World Cup crystal globe title in La Thuile (lah tweel), Italy, surpassing Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 20: Gloria Vanderbilt is 93. Actor Sidney Poitier is 90. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 83. Actress Marj Dusay is 81. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 80. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 80. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 76. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 75. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 75. Movie director Mike Leigh is 74. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 71. Actress Sandy Duncan is 71. Rock musician J. Geils is 71. Actor Peter Strauss is 70. Rock musician Billy Zoom (X) is 69. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 67. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 66. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 66. Actor John Voldstad is 66. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 63. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 63. Country singer Leland Martin is 60. Actor James Wilby is 59. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 58. Comedian Joel Hodgson (HAHD'-suhn) is 57. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 54. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 54. Actor Willie Garson is 53. Actor French Stewart is 53. Actor Ron Eldard is 52. Model Cindy Crawford is 51. Actor Andrew Shue is 50. Actress Lili Taylor is 50. Actress Andrea Savage is 44. Singer Brian Littrell is 42. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 39. Actor Jay Hernandez is 39. Actress Chelsea Peretti is 39. Country musician Coy Bowles is 38. Actress Majandra Delfino is 36. Singer-musician Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) is 36. Actress-singer Jessie Mueller is 34. Comedian Trevor Noah is 33. Actor Jake Richardson is 32. Actress Daniella Pineda is 30. Singer Rihanna is 29. Actor Jack Falahee is 28.


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Re: February 20th Happy Birthday to Sidney Poitier and Anthony Stewart Head


Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury's Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the globe three times in a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds before splashing down safely in the Atlantic Ocean 800 miles southeast of Bermuda.

Ten years ago: A U.S. Navy cruiser blasted a disabled spy satellite with a pinpoint missile strike that achieved the main mission of exploding a tank of toxic fuel 130 miles above the Pacific Ocean. Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew returned to Earth after delivering a new European lab to the international space station.

Five years ago: The Obama administration announced a broad new effort to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China's military. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., entered a guilty plea in federal court to criminal charges that he'd engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items; his wife, Sandra Jackson, pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns.

One year ago: President Donald Trump tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Thousands of demonstrators turned out across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day.

Today's Birthdays: Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt is 94. Actor Sidney Poitier is 91. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 84. Actress Marj Dusay is 82. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 81. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 81. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 77. Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito is 76. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 76. Movie director Mike Leigh is 75. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 72. Actress Sandy Duncan is 72. Actor Peter Strauss is 71. Rock musician Billy Zoom (X) is 70. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 67. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 67. Actor John Voldstad is 67. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 64. Actor Anthony Head is 64. Country singer Leland Martin is 61. Actor James Wilby is 60. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 59. Comedian Joel Hodgson (HAHD'-suhn) is 58. Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is 55. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 55. Actor Willie Garson is 54. Actor French Stewart is 54. Actor Ron Eldard is 53. Model Cindy Crawford is 52. Actor Andrew Shue is 51. Actress Lili Taylor is 51. Actress Andrea Savage is 45. Singer Brian Littrell is 43. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 40. Actor Jay Hernandez is 40. Actress Chelsea Peretti is 40. Country musician Coy Bowles is 39. Actress Majandra Delfino is 37. Singer-musician Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) is 37. Actress-singer Jessie Mueller is 35. Comedian Trevor Noah is 34. Actor Jake Richardson is 33. Actress Daniella Pineda is 31. Actor Miles Teller is 31. Singer Rihanna is 30. Actor Jack Falahee is 29.

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