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February 22nd - Happy Birthday Lea Salonga & Drew Barrymore


Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2012. There are 313 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 22, 1732, the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.

On this date:
In 1371, Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
In 1495, King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.
In 1632, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
In 1744, War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
In 1784, a US merchant ship, the Empress of China, left New York for the Far East to trade goods with China.
In 1797, The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
In 1819, By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
In 1847, Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista, 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
In 1848, The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
In 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis.
In 1855, The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania)
In 1856, The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In 1862, Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
In 1865, Tennessee adopted a new constitution which included the abolition of slavery.
In 1872, The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
In 1879, In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
In 1889, President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
In 1904, The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
In 1909, The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by the Connecticut, a naval task force sent on a round-the-world voyage by President Theodore Roosevelt, returned after more than a year at sea.
In 1915, World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first radio broadcast from the White House as he addressed the country over 42 stations.
In 1935, it became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House.
In 1940, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) was enthroned at age 4 in Lhasa, Tibet.
In 1942, World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
In 1943, World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
In 1944, World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
In 1948, Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
In 1957, Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
In 1958, Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
In 1959, the inaugural Daytona 500 race was held; although Johnny Beauchamp was initially declared the winner, the victory was later awarded to Lee Petty.
In 1967, more than 25,000 US and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, aimed at smashing a Vietcong stronghold near the Cambodian border. (Although the communists were driven out, they later returned.)
In 1973, Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
In 1974, The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
In 1974, Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
In 1979, Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
In 1980, Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
In 1983, The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
In 1986, Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
In 1987, pop artist Andy Warhol died at a New York City hospital at age 58; talk-show host David Susskind was found dead in his Manhattan hotel suite; he was 66.
In 1994, Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
In 1995, The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
In 1997, In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
In 2002, Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
In 2006, At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
In 2011, An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 185 people.

Ten years ago: Police in San Diego arrested David Westerfield in connection with the disappearance of seven-year-old Danielle van Dam. (Westerfield was later sentenced to death for Danielle's murder.) The Angolan army and government announced the killing of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi. Cartoon animator Chuck Jones died in Newport Beach, Calif., at age 89.

Five years ago: Britain's Ministry of Defense announced that Prince Harry, a second lieutenant in the British army, would be deployed to Iraq (officials later reversed the decision because of insurgent threats). The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Iran had ignored a Security Council ultimatum to freeze uranium enrichment, and instead had expanded its program by setting up hundreds of centrifuges.

One year ago: A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to his "last drop of blood" and roared at supporters to strike back against Libyan protesters to defend his embattled regime. A magnitude-6.1 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, killed 184 people. Somali pirates shot to death four Americans taken hostage on their yacht several hundred miles south of Oman. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.

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Today's Birthdays: Announcer Don Pardo is 94. Actor Paul Dooley is 84. Hollywood "ghost singer" Marni Nixon is 82. Movie director Jonathan Demme is 68. Actor John Ashton is 64. Actress Miou-Miou is 62. Actress Julie Walters is 62. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 62. Actress Ellen Greene is 61. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 60. White House adviser David Axelrod is 57. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 53. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 49. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 46. Actor Paul Lieberstein (TV: "The Office") is 45. Actress Jeri Ryan is 44. Actor Thomas Jane is 43. Actress Tamara Mello is 42. Actress-singer Lea Salonga is 41. Actor Jose Solano is 41. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 40. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 39. Actress Drew Barrymore is 37. Actress Liza Huber is 37. Singer James Blunt is 35. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 33. Actor Zach Roerig (TV: "The Vampire Diaries") is 27. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 22.

Other notable birthdays, Feb. 22:
1940, Chet Walker, American basketball player
1942, Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
1944, Jonathan Demme, American director
1945, Leslie Charleson, American actress
1948, John Ashton, American actor
1948, Dennis Awtrey, American basketball player
1955, David Axelrod, American political consultant
1955, Gordon Banks, American guitarist
1956, Hugh Hewitt, American religious leader
1964, Gigi Fernandez, Puerto Rican tennis player
1965, Chris Dudley, American basketball player
1965, Pat LaFontaine, American ice hockey player
1966, Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne
1968, Jayson Williams, American basketball player
1978, Jenny Frost, British singer/presenter/model/DJ (Atomic Kitten)
1982, Dichen Lachman, Australian Actress
1982, Shawntae Spencer, American football player
1982, Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
1983, Shaun Tait, Australian cricketer
1986, Miko Hughes, American actor
1986, Rajon Rondo, American basketball player

Born on this day, Feb. 22, passed away:
1645, Johann Christoph Bach, German musician (d. 1693)
1732, George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
1874, Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
1892, Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)
1899, Dwight Frye, American actor (d. 1943)
1899, George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
1907, Sheldon Leonard, American actor, director, producer, author (d. 1997)
1907, Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
1908, Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
1911, Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1918, Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
1918, Robert Wadlow, World's tallest ever human (d. 1940)
1921, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African Republic leader (d. 1996)
1925, Edward Gorey, American illustrator (d. 2000)
1932, Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)
1934, Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
1938, Steve Barber, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1944, Robert Kardashian, American lawyer (d. 2003)
1945, Oliver, American singer (d. 2000)
1962, Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)

Notable deaths, Feb. 22:
1511, Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
1512, Amerigo Vespucci, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1454)
1890, John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (b. 1822)
1890, Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)
1961, Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
1965, Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
1968, Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
1974, Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
1976, Angela Baddeley, English actress (b. 1904)
1976, Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)
1984, David Vetter, The Boy in the Bubble (b. 1971)
1985, Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist (b. 1889)
1987, Andy Warhol, American artist, director, and writer (b. 1928)
1994, Papa John Creach, American musician (b. 1917)
1995, Ed Flanders, American actor (b. 1934)
1998, Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
2002, Chuck Jones, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
2002, Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
2002, Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel and political leader (b. 1934)
2005, Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)
2007, Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)

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Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2013. There are 312 days left in the year.

One year ago: Primed for a fight, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum swapped accusations about health care, spending earmarks and federal bailouts in the 20th debate of the roller-coaster race for the Republican presidential nomination, held in Mesa, Ariz. Two Marine Corps helicopters collided over a remote section of the California desert during a nighttime exercise, killing seven Marines. A jury in Charlottesville, Va., found University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend and lacrosse player Yeardley Love in May 2010.

Today's Birthdays: Announcer Don Pardo is 95. Actor Paul Dooley is 85. Hollywood "ghost singer" Marni Nixon is 83. Movie director Jonathan Demme (DEH'-mee) is 69. Actor John Ashton is 65. Actress Miou-Miou is 63. Actress Julie Walters is 63. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 63. Actress Ellen Greene is 62. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 61. White House adviser David Axelrod is 58. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 54. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 50. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 47. Actor Paul Lieberstein (TV: "The Office") is 46. Actress Jeri Ryan is 45. Actor Thomas Jane is 44. Actress Tamara Mello is 43. Actress-singer Lea Salonga (LAY'-uh suh-LONG'-guh) is 42. Actor Jose Solano is 42. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 41. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 40. Actress Drew Barrymore is 38. Actress Liza Huber is 38. Singer James Blunt is 36. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 34. Actor Zach Roerig (TV: "The Vampire Diaries") is 28. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 23.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2014. There are 312 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.

Ten years ago: Consumer advocate Ralph Nader announced he was running again for president, this time as an independent. A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up on a crowded Jerusalem bus, killing eight passengers. Rebels captured Haiti's second-largest city, claiming Cap-Haitien (kahp haht-YEN') as their biggest prize in a two-week-old uprising.

Five years ago: "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture and seven other Academy Awards; the late Heath Ledger won the best supporting actor Oscar for "The Dark Knight." A gas explosion in a coal mine in northern China killed more than 70 miners.

One year ago: The Justice Department joined a lawsuit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong alleging the former seven-time Tour de France champion had concealed his use of performance-enhancing drugs and defrauded his longtime sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service. Paralympian Oscar Pistorius walked out of a South African court after a magistrate agreed to release him on bail ahead of his premeditated murder trial over the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Today's Birthdays: Announcer Don Pardo is 96. Actor Paul Dooley is 86. Hollywood "ghost singer" Marni Nixon is 84. Movie director Jonathan Demme (DEH'-mee) is 70. Actor John Ashton is 66. Actress Miou-Miou is 64. Actress Julie Walters is 64. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 64. Actress Ellen Greene is 63. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 62. Former White House adviser David Axelrod is 59. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 55. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 51. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 48. Actor Paul Lieberstein (TV: "The Office") is 47. Actress Jeri Ryan is 46. Actor Thomas Jane is 45. TV host Clinton Kelly (TV: "The Chew"; "What Not to Wear") is 45. Actress Tamara Mello is 44. Actress-singer Lea Salonga (LAY'-uh suh-LONG'-guh) is 43. Actor Jose Solano is 43. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 42. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 41. Actress Drew Barrymore is 39. Actress Liza Huber is 39. Singer James Blunt is 37. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 35. Actor Zach Roerig is 29. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 24.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2015. There are 312 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.

Ten years ago: A powerful earthquake struck central Iran, killing more than 600 people. A Virginia man was charged with plotting with al-Qaida to kill President George W. Bush. (Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted on all counts in November 2005; he was sentenced to life in prison after a 30-year sentence was overturned.) Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth II would not attend the civil marriage ceremony of her son Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles — but that her absence should not be interpreted as a snub.

Five years ago: Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee), accused of buying beauty supplies to make bombs for an attack on New York City subways, pleaded guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support for a terrorist organization. New York City police officer Richard Kern, accused of sodomizing a drug suspect in a subway station, was acquitted at trial; two colleagues were acquitted of a cover-up.

One year ago: Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis in a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future. Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko (YOOL'-yah tee-moh-SHEN'-koh) left prison as her arch foe, President Viktor Yanukovych, decamped to the country's east, vowing to remain in power. At the Sochi Olympics, Marit Bjoergen became the most decorated female Winter Olympian in history, winning her sixth career gold medal by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women's 30-kilometer cross-country race. Mario Matt of Austria won the men's slalom to become at age 34 the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history.

Today's Birthdays: TV producer Bud Yorkin is 89. Actor Paul Dooley is 87. Actor James Hong is 86. Hollywood "ghost singer" Marni Nixon is 85. Movie director Jonathan Demme (DEH'-mee) is 71. Actor John Ashton is 67. Actress Miou-Miou is 65. Actress Julie Walters is 65. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 65. Actress Ellen Greene is 64. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 63. Former White House adviser David Axelrod is 60. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 56. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 52. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 49. Actor Paul Lieberstein is 48. Actress Jeri Ryan is 47. Actor Thomas Jane is 46. TV host Clinton Kelly is 46. Actress Tamara Mello is 45. Actress-singer Lea Salonga (LAY'-uh suh-LONG'-guh) is 44. Actor Jose Solano is 44. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 43. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 42. Actress Drew Barrymore is 40. Actress Liza Huber is 40. Singer James Blunt is 38. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 36. Actor Zach Roerig is 30. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 25.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2016. There are 313 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.

Ten years ago: Insurgents destroyed the golden dome of one of Iraq's holiest Shiite shrines, the Askariya mosque in Samarra, setting off an unprecedented spasm of sectarian violence. Thieves stole $96 million from a Bank of England cash depot 30 miles southeast of London in Britain's largest cash robbery. (Six men were later caught and almost half of the money was recovered.) Eight workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant came forward to claim a $365 million Powerball jackpot.

Five years ago: A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to his "last drop of blood" and roared at supporters to strike back against Libyan protesters to defend his embattled regime. A magnitude-6.1 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, killed 184 people. Somali pirates shot to death four Americans taken hostage on their yacht several hundred miles south of Oman. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.

One year ago: At the 87th Academy Awards, "Birdman" won best picture; Julianne Moore received the best actress Oscar for "Still Alice" while Eddie Redmayne was recognized as best actor for "The Theory of Everything." Joey Logano won his first career Daytona 500 after taking the lead following a restart with 19 laps remaining.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Paul Dooley is 88. Actor James Hong is 87. Hollywood "ghost singer" Marni Nixon is 86. Movie director Jonathan Demme (DEH'-mee) is 72. Actor John Ashton is 68. Actress Miou-Miou is 66. Actress Julie Walters is 66. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 66. Actress Ellen Greene is 65. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 64. Former White House adviser David Axelrod is 61. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 57. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 53. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 50. Actor Paul Lieberstein is 49. Actress Jeri Ryan is 48. Actor Thomas Jane is 47. TV host Clinton Kelly is 47. Actress Tamara Mello is 46. Actress-singer Lea Salonga (LAY'-uh suh-LONG'-guh) is 45. Actor Jose Solano is 45. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 44. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 43. Singer James Blunt is 42. Actress Drew Barrymore is 41. Actress Liza Huber is 41. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 37. Actor Zach Roerig is 31. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 26.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017. There are 312 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.

Ten years ago: Britain's Ministry of Defense announced that Prince Harry, a second lieutenant in the British army, would be deployed to Iraq (officials later reversed the decision because of insurgent threats; Harry later served two tours of duty in Afghanistan). The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Iran had ignored a Security Council ultimatum to freeze uranium enrichment, and instead expanded its program by setting up hundreds of centrifuges.

Five years ago: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum swapped accusations about health care, spending earmarks and federal bailouts in the 20th debate of the roller-coaster race for the Republican presidential nomination, held in Mesa, Arizona. Two Marine Corps helicopters collided over a remote section of the California desert during a nighttime exercise, killing seven Marines. A jury in Charlottesville, Va., found University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely (HYOOG'-lee) V (the Fifth) guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend and lacrosse player Yeardley (YAHRD'-lee) Love in May 2010 (Huguely was sentenced to 23 years in prison).

One year ago: President Barack Obama sent lawmakers an official $1.9 billion request to combat the spread of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus in Latin America and the U.S. (Congress passed a $1.1 billion package in Sept. 2016.) The City Council of Charlotte, N.C., voted 7-4 to pass a new law allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that corresponded to their gender identity. Country singer Sonny James, 87, died in Nashville. British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, 103, died in London. The Lady Vols' streak of 565 consecutive weeks in The Associated Press women's basketball poll ended as Tennessee fell out of the Top 25.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 22: Actor Paul Dooley is 89. Actor James Hong is 88. Movie director Jonathan Demme (DEH'-mee) is 73. Actor John Ashton is 69. Actress Miou-Miou is 67. Actress Julie Walters is 67. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 67. Actress Ellen Greene is 66. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 65. Former White House adviser David Axelrod is 62. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 58. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 54. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 51. Actor Paul Lieberstein is 50. Actress Jeri Ryan is 49. Actor Thomas Jane is 48. TV host Clinton Kelly is 48. Actress Tamara Mello is 47. Actress-singer Lea Salonga (LAY'-uh suh-LONG'-guh) is 46. Actor Jose Solano is 46. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 45. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 44. Singer James Blunt is 43. Actress Drew Barrymore is 42. Actress Liza Huber is 42. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 38. Actor Zach Roerig is 32. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 27.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.


Ten years ago: Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq in their first major ground incursion against Kurdish rebel bases in nearly a decade. Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez gave birth to twins, a girl and a boy. Civil rights activist Johnnie Carr died in Montgomery, Ala., at age 97.



Five years ago: The Justice Department joined a lawsuit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong alleging the former seven-time Tour de France champion had concealed his use of performance-enhancing drugs and defrauded his longtime sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service. (The case is headed to trial.)



One year ago: The Trump administration lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land. A shooting at a bar in Olathe (oh-LAY'-thuh), Kan., left one man dead and two others wounded; witnesses said a man yelled, "Get out of my country" before opening fire on two Indian nationals who worked as engineers at GPS-maker Garmin. (A suspect has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder, as well as federal hate crime charges.)



Today's Birthdays — Feb. 22: Actor Paul Dooley is 90. Actor James Hong is 89. Actor John Ashton is 70. Actress Miou-Miou is 68. Actress Julie Walters is 68. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 68. Actress Ellen Greene is 67. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 66. Former White House adviser David Axelrod is 63. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 59. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 55. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 52. Actor Paul Lieberstein is 51. Actress Jeri Ryan is 50. Actor Thomas Jane is 49. TV host Clinton Kelly is 49. Actress Tamara Mello is 48. Actress-singer Lea Salonga (LAY'-uh suh-LONG'-guh) is 47. Actor Jose Solano is 47. International Tennis Hall of Famer Michael Chang is 46. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 45. Singer James Blunt is 44. Actress Drew Barrymore is 43. Actress Liza Huber is 43. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 39. Actor Zach Roerig is 33. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 28.

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