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March 9th - Happy Birthday Brittany Snow


Today's Highlight in History:
On March 9, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va.

On this date:
In 141 BC, Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
In 632, The Last Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of Prophet Muhammad.
In 1009, First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
In 1230, Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
In 1276, Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
In 1500, The fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
In 1566, David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 1661, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, the chief minister of France, died, leaving King Louis XIV in full control.
In 1765, After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
In 1796, the future emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte, married Josephine de Beauharnais. (The couple later divorced.)
In 1811, Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
In 1841, The U.S. Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
In 1842, Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.
In 1842, The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
In 1847, Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
In 1861, the Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery, Ala., authorized the issuing of paper currency, in the form of interest-bearing notes.
In 1896, Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
In 1910, The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
In 1916, Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, N.M., killing 18 Americans.
In 1925, Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
In 1932, Eamon de Valera was appointed head of government of the Irish Free State.
In 1933, Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
In 1944, World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
In 1944, The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
In 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Japan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths.
In 1946, Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured
In 1954, McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy," hosted by Edward R. Murrow and produced by Fred Friendly.
In 1956, Soviet military suppresses mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.
In 1957, A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
In 1959, The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
In 1960, Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
In 1961, Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
In 1962, the science fantasy novel "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle was first published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
In 1967, Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
In 1976, Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
In 1977, The Hanafi Muslim Siege: In a thirty-nine hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
In 1987, Chrysler Corp. announced it had agreed to buy the financially ailing American Motors Corp.
In 1989, Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
In 1990, Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
In 1991, Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade.
In 1992, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin died in Tel Aviv at age 78.
In 1997, gangsta rapper The Notorious [sign in to see URL]., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was killed in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles; he was 24.
In 1997, Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
In 2010, The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.

Ten years ago: Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the 1960s black power radical formerly known as H. Rap Brown, was convicted in Atlanta of murder in the shooting death of Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen. (Al-Amin was sentenced to life without parole.) The space shuttle Columbia's astronauts released the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit after five days of repairs. Melissa Gilbert was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, defeating challenger Valerie Harper.

Five years ago: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller acknowledged the FBI had improperly used the USA Patriot Act to secretly pry out personal information about Americans; they apologized and vowed to prevent further illegal intrusions. Brad Delp, lead singer for the band Boston, was found dead in his southern New Hampshire home; he was 55.

One year ago: After a trip to the International Space Station, shuttle Discovery ended its career as the most flown U.S. spaceship, returning from orbit for the last time. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in his state and commuting the sentences of all remaining death row inmates. Turkish television aired an interview with Moammar Gadhafi in which the Libyan leader said his countrymen would fight back if Western nations imposed a no-fly zone to prevent the regime from using its air force to bomb government opponents.

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Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 89. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 80. Singer Lloyd Price is 79. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 78. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 76. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 76. Actress Trish Van Devere is 71. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 70. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 69. Rock musician Robin Trower is 67. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 64. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 64. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 63. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 61. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 55. Actor Tom Amandes is 53. Actor-director Lonny Price is 53. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 52. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 52. Actress Juliette Binoche is 48. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 44. Rapper C-Murder is 41. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 41. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 40. Actor Kerr Smith is 40. Rapper Chingy is 32. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 32. Actress Brittany Snow is 26. Rapper Bow Wow is 25. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 20.

Other notable birthdays, March 9:
1930, Ornette Coleman, American musician
1942, John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
1947, Chris Thompson, British rock musician
1950, Danny Sullivan, American race car driver
1955, Teo Fabi, Italian racing driver
1956, Mark Dantonio, American football coach
1957, Faith Daniels, American journalist
1961, Mike Leach, American football coach
1961, Darrell Walker, American basketball player
1963, Terry Mulholland, American baseball player
1964, Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
1965, Brian Bosworth, American football player
1965, Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player
1966, Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
1968, Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative)
1969, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, American basketball player
1969, Rob Dukes, American musician (Exodus)
1970, Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)
1973, Aaron Boone, American baseball player
1981, Antonio Bryant, American football player
1983, Clint Dempsey, American footballer
1983, Wayne Simien, American basketball player
1985, Jesse Litsch, American baseball player

Born on this day, March 9, passed away:
1856, Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)
1902, Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
1918, Mickey Spillane, American writer (d. 2006)
1934, Del Close, American actor, writer and teacher (d. 1999)
1934, Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (d. 1968)
1940, Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1994)
1945, Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
1954, Bobby Sands, IRA member (d. 1981)

Notable deaths, March 9:
1945, Margot Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish holocaust victim (b. 1926)
1989, Robert Mapplethorpe, American artist (b. 1946)
1991, Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
1992, Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1913)
1993, Bob Crosby, American bandleader and vocalist (b. 1913)
1994, Fernando Rey, Spanish-born actor (b. 1917)
1996, George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
1997, Christopher Wallace (The Notorious [sign in to see URL]., Biggie Smalls), American rapper (b. 1972)
2006, John Profumo, British cabinet minister (b. 1915)
2007, Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
2010, Willie Davis, American baseball player (b. 1940)
2011, David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)

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Today is Saturday, March 9, the 68th day of 2013. There are 297 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight-saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. Clocks go forward one hour.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 9, 1963, two Los Angeles police officers, Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger, were disarmed and abducted by ex-convicts Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith during a traffic stop in Hollywood; the officers were taken to an onion field near Bakersfield, Calif., where Campbell was shot to death while Hettinger managed to escape. (Powell and Smith were sent to prison; the case was detailed in the book "The Onion Field" by Joseph Wambaugh.)

One year ago: A high-profile international mission to end the Syrian crisis stumbled before it began as the opposition rejected calls by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad as pointless and out of touch after a year of violence. Lindsey Vonn of the United States won the World Cup giant slalom race in Are, Sweden to clinch her fourth overall title.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 90. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 81. Singer Lloyd Price is 80. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 79. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 77. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 77. Actress Trish Van Devere is 72. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 71. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 70. Rock musician Robin Trower is 68. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 65. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 65. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 64. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 62. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 56. Actor Tom Amandes is 54. Actor-director Lonny Price is 54. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 53. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 53. Actress Juliette Binoche is 49. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 45. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 42. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 42. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 41. Actor Kerr Smith is 41. Rapper Chingy is 33. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 33. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 30. Actress Brittany Snow is 27. Rapper Bow Wow is 26. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 21.

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Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 9, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court, in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, raised the standard for proving libel, unanimously ruling that public officials who charged they'd been defamed by the press concerning their official duties had to demonstrate "actual malice" on the part of the news organization in order to recover damages.

Ten years ago: Convicted D.C. Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death by a judge in Virginia (Muhammad was executed in Nov. 2009). Former United Nations official Gerard Latortue was named Haiti's new prime minister.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama lifted George W. Bush-era limits on using federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research.

One year ago: During U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first trip to Afghanistan as defense chief, two suicide bombings, one outside the Afghan Defense Ministry and the other near a police checkpoint in eastern Khost province, killed at least 19 people. Egyptian soccer fans rampaged through the heart of Cairo, furious about the acquittal of seven police officers while death sentences against 21 alleged rioters were confirmed in a trial over a stadium melee that had left 74 people dead. Rebels in southern Syria freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers after holding them hostage for four days.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 91. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 86. Singer Lloyd Price is 81. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 80. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 78. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 78. Actress Trish Van Devere is 73. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 72. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 71. Rock musician Robin Trower is 69. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 66. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 66. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 65. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 63. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 57. Actor Tom Amandes is 55. Actor-director Lonny Price is 55. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 54. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 54. Actress Juliette Binoche is 50. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 46. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 43. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 43. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 42. Actor Kerr Smith is 42. Rapper Chingy is 34. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 34. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 31. Actress Brittany Snow is 28. Rapper Bow Wow is 27. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 22. Actress Cierra Ramirez is 19.

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Today is Monday, March 9, the 68th day of 2015. There are 297 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 9, 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Tokyo, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths.

Ten years ago: Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand, saying he once considered the pop star being tried for allegedly molesting him "the coolest guy in the world." (Jackson was later acquitted.) Dan Rather signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."

Five years ago: Vice President Joe Biden, visiting Israel, condemned an Israeli plan to build hundreds of homes in east Jerusalem. Former television producer Robert "Joe" Halderman pleaded guilty in New York to attempted grand larceny for trying to blackmail talk show host David Letterman. (Halderman was sentenced to six months in jail; he actually served four.) Doris "Granny D" Haddock, a New Hampshire woman who'd walked across the country at age 89 to promote campaign finance reform, died at age 100.

One year ago: The search continued for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Boeing 777 that had gone missing the day before while over the South China Sea with 239 people on board.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 92. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 87. Singer Lloyd Price is 82. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 81. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 79. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 79. Actress Trish Van Devere is 74. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 73. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 72. Rock musician Robin Trower is 70. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 67. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 67. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 66. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 64. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 58. Actor Tom Amandes is 56. Actor-director Lonny Price is 56. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 55. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 55. Actress Juliette Binoche is 51. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 47. Rock musician Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) is 45. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 44. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 44. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 43. Actor Kerr Smith is 43. Rapper Chingy is 35. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 35. Rock musician Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) is 34. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 32. Actress Brittany Snow is 29. Rapper Bow Wow is 28. Rapper YG is 25. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 23. Actress Cierra Ramirez is 20.

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Today is Wednesday, March 9, the 69th day of 2016. There are 297 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On March 9, 1916, more than 400 Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico, killing 18 Americans. During the First World War, Germany declared war on Portugal.

Ten years ago: Bowing to ferocious opposition in Congress, a Dubai-owned company, DP World, relinquished its quest to take over operations at U.S. ports. John Profumo, the former British Cabinet minister whose affair with model Christine Keeler rocked Britain in 1963, died in London at age 91.

Five years ago: After a trip to the International Space Station, shuttle Discovery ended its career as the most flown U.S. spaceship, returning from orbit for the last time. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in his state and commuting the sentences of all remaining death row inmates. David Broder, 81, one of the nation's premier political reporters for decades, died in Arlington, Va.

One year ago: In northwestern Argentina, two helicopters collided and burst into flames shortly after taking off near the remote settlement of Villa Castelli, killing both pilots and eight French nationals. (Among the victims were Olympic champion swimmer Camille Muffat, Olympic bronze-medalist boxer Alexis Vastine and pioneering sailor Florence Arthaud, who were contestants on a European reality TV show which was being shot in the sparsely populated region.) Solar Impulse 2, a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft, took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak in a historic first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fossil fuel (however, overheated batteries grounded the plane in Hawaii). Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch in San Francisco.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 93. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 88. Singer Lloyd Price is 83. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 82. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 80. Actress Trish Van Devere is 75. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 74. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 73. Rock musician Robin Trower is 71. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 68. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 68. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 67. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 65. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 59. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 58. Actor Tom Amandes is 57. Actor-director Lonny Price is 57. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 56. Actress Juliette Binoche is 52. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 48. Rock musician Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) is 46. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 45. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 45. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 44. Actor Kerr Smith is 44. Actor Oscar Isaac (Film: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") is 37. Rapper Chingy is 36. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 36. Rock musician Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) is 35. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 33. Actress Brittany Snow is 30. Rapper Bow Wow is 29. Rapper YG is 26. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 24. Actress Cierra Ramirez is 21.

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Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2017. There are 297 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 9, 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. The Amistad, ruled in favor of a group of Africans captured by U.S. authorities after they had seized control of a Spanish schooner, La Amistad, that was transporting them to a life of slavery in Cuba; the justices ruled, 7-1, that the Africans had been illegally enslaved, and should be set free.

Ten years ago: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller (MUHL'-ur) acknowledged the FBI had improperly used the USA Patriot Act to secretly pry out personal information about Americans; they apologized and vowed to prevent further illegal intrusions. Former FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing after checking out of a hotel on Iran's Kish (kihsh) Island a day before his 59th birthday; his fate remains unknown. Brad Delp, lead singer for the band Boston, was found dead in his southern New Hampshire home; he was 55.

Five years ago: A high-profile international mission to end the Syrian crisis stumbled before it began as the opposition rejected calls by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad as pointless and out of touch after a year of violence. Lindsey Vonn of the United States won the World Cup giant slalom race in Are, Sweden to clinch her fourth overall title.

One year ago: Six days before the Florida primary, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled in an intense debate in Miami over who was the true friend of American Hispanics, and had even worse things to say about Republican front-runner Donald Trump. During a Trump rally in Fayetteville, N.C., John Franklin McGraw struck protester Rakeem Jones as Jones was being removed by sheriff's deputies (McGraw, who later apologized for his actions, received a 30-day suspended sentence). Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death in an ambush during a cookout in Wilkinsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh; two suspects have been charged. A man convicted of killing five people, including his ex-wife, in a 1997 shooting rampage near Houston, was executed by the state of Texas.

Today's Birthdays — March 9 Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 94. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 89. Singer Lloyd Price is 84. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 83. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 81. Actress Trish Van Devere is 76. Singer-musician John Cale (The Velvet Underground) is 75. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 75. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 74. Rock musician Robin Trower is 72. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 69. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 69. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 68. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 66. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 60. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 59. Actor Tom Amandes is 58. Actor-director Lonny Price is 58. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 57. Actress Juliette Binoche is 53. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 49. Rock musician Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) is 47. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 46. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 46. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 45. Actor Kerr Smith is 45. Actor Oscar Isaac is 38. Rapper Chingy is 37. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 37. Rock musician Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) is 36. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 34. Actress Brittany Snow is 31. Rapper Bow Wow is 30. Rapper YG is 27. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 25. Actress Cierra Ramirez is 22.

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Today is Friday, March 9, the 68th day of 2018. There are 297 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 9, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va.

Ten years ago: Highway and utility crews worked overtime to recover from a huge storm that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow and tore down power lines elsewhere. Spain's Socialist prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, won re-election as voters dismissed worries about a slumping economy, immigration and resurgent Basque militants to hand him a second term.



Five years ago: During U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first trip to Afghanistan as defense chief, two suicide bombings, one outside the Afghan Defense Ministry and the other near a police checkpoint in eastern Khost province, killed at least 19 people; a Taliban spokesman said the blast outside the defense ministry was a message to the visiting Pentagon chief. Egyptian soccer fans rampaged through the heart of Cairo, furious about the acquittal of seven police officers while death sentences against 21 alleged rioters were confirmed in a trial over a stadium melee that had left 74 people dead.



One year ago: Fox News Channel's parent company announced it had settled a sexual assault complaint made by Tamara Holder, a former network contributor; The New York Times said the company had fired an executive, Francisco Cortes, and paid more than $2.5 million. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged Iraq and the world's nations not to let the Islamic State extremist group "get away with genocide," telling a U.N. meeting that what was "shocking" was not just the group's brutality but the "passive" response by the world's nations.



Today's Birthdays — March 9: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 95. Singer Lloyd Price is 85. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 84. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 82. Actress Trish Van Devere is 77. Singer-musician John Cale (The Velvet Underground) is 76. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 76. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 75. Rock musician Robin Trower is 73. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 70. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 70. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 69. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 67. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 61. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 60. Actor Tom Amandes is 59. Actor-director Lonny Price is 59. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 58. Actress Juliette Binoche is 54. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 50. Rock musician Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) is 48. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 47. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 47. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 46. Actor Kerr Smith is 46. Actor Oscar Isaac is 39. Comedian Jordan Klepper (TV: "The Daily Show") is 39. Rapper Chingy is 38. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 38. Rock musician Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) is 37. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 35. Actress Brittany Snow is 32. Rapper Bow Wow is 31. Rapper YG is 28. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 26. Actress Cierra Ramirez is 23.

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