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March 13th - Happy Birthday Neil Sedaka, Annabeth Gish, & Emile Hirsch


Today is Tuesday, March 13, the 73rd day of 2012. There are 293 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 13, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a measure prohibiting Union military officers from returning fugitive slaves to their owners, effectively superseding the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

On this date:
624, Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad's army, the new followers of Islam and the Quraish of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
1138, Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
1639, Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
1781, William Herschel discovers Uranus.
1809, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état.
1845, Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
1862, American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
1865, American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
1881, Alexander II of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him. (Gregorian date: it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia.)
1884, The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
1897, San Diego State University is founded.
1900, Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
In 1901, the 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, died in Indianapolis at age 67.
1920, The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
1921, Mongolia, under Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg, declares its independence from China.
In 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution. (Gov. Austin Peay signed the measure on March 21.)
1930, The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
1933, Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a "bank holiday".
1938, World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
1938, Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
1940, The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
1943, World War II: In Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700.
1943, The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
In 1947, the Lerner and Loewe musical "Brigadoon," about a Scottish village which magically reappears once every hundred years, opened on Broadway.
1954, Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
1957, Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
1962, Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.
In 1964, bar manager Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens, N.Y. home; the case generated controversy over the supposed failure of Genovese's neighbors to respond to her cries for help.
In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.
1979, The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
In 1980, Ford Motor Chairman Henry Ford II announced he was stepping down, the same day a jury in Winamac, Ind., found the company not guilty of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women in a Ford Pinto.
In 1992, the U.S. House of Representatives, trying to weather a politically embarrassing firestorm, voted unanimously to publicly identify 355 current and former members who had overdrawn their accounts at the House bank.
In 1996, a gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.
In 1997, India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
In 1997, The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
In 2000, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino retires from the National Football League after 17 seasons.
In 2003, Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
In 2008, Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush declared at a news conference that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was a menace "and we're going to deal with him," and said Osama bin Laden had been reduced to a marginal figure in the war on terrorism.

Five years ago: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted mistakes in how the Justice Department had handled the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors but said he wouldn't resign. President George W. Bush sought to soothe strained ties with Mexico by promising to prod Congress to overhaul tough U.S. immigration policies; but his host, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, criticized U.S. plans for a 700-mile border fence. Lance Mackey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in 9 days, 5 hours, 8 minutes.

One year ago: The estimated death toll from Japan's earthquake and tsunami climbed past 10,000 as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns and hundreds of thousands of people struggled to find food and water. The NCAA men's basketball selection committee released its 68-team draw which included a record 11 teams from the Big East, the deepest conference in the nation.

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Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 87. Country singer Jan Howard is 82. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 79. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 73. Actor William H. Macy is 62. Actress Deborah Raffin is 59. Comedian Robin Duke is 58. Actress Glenne Headly is 57. Actress Dana Delany is 56. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 52. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 50. Actor Christopher Collet is 44. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 43. Actress Annabeth Gish is 41. Actress Tracy Wells is 41. Rapper-actor Common is 40. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 40. Singer Glenn Lewis is 37. Actor Danny Masterson is 36. Actor Emile Hirsch is 27. Singers Nicole and Natalie Albino (Nina Sky) are 26.

Other notable birthdays, March 13:
1916, Lindy Boggs, American politician
1921, Al Jaffee, American cartoonist
1950, Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator
1957, John Hoeven, American politician, 31st governor and junior senator from North Dakota
1957, Steve Lake, American baseball player
1958, Linda Robson, English actress
1959, Kathy Hilton, socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton
1960, Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
1964, Will Clark, American baseball player
1973, Bobby Jackson, American basketballer
1974, Thomas Enqvist, Swedish tennis player
1976, Troy Hudson, American basketball player
1979, Spanky G, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
1980, Caron Butler, American basketballer
1980, Molly Stanton, American actress
1981, April Matson, American actress and singer
1982, Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
1987, Marco Andretti, American racecar driver

Born on this day, March 13, passed away:
1764, Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)
1798, Abigail Fillmore, First Lady of the United States (d. 1853)
1886, Home Run Baker, Hall of Fame third baseman (d. 1963)
1898, Henry Hathaway, American film director and producer (d. 1985)
1908, Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2002)
1910, Sammy Kaye, American musician (d. 1987)
1911, L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
1913, William Casey, American CIA director (d. 1987)
1923, William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)
1929, Peter Breck, American actor (d. 2012)
1951, Fred Berry, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)

Notable deaths, March 13:
1842, Henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor (b. 1761)
1881, Tsar Alexander II of Russia (b. 1818)
1884, Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
1901, Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (b. 1833)
1906, Susan B. Anthony, American women's suffrage activist (b. 1820)
1938, Clarence Darrow, American attorney (b. 1857)
1941, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
1943, Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
1964, Kitty Genovese, American murder victim (b. 1935)
1988, John Holmes, American porn star (b. 1944)
1990, Bruno Bettelheim, American psychiatrist (b. 1903)
1995, Leon Day, American baseball player (b. 1916)
2006, Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (b. 1921)
2006, Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
2009, Betsy Blair, American actress of film and stage, (b. 1923)
2011, Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)

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Today is Wednesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2013. There are 293 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 13, 1933, banks in the U.S. began to reopen after a "holiday" declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

One year ago: A resurgent Rick Santorum swept to victory in Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Twenty-two students returning from a ski holiday and six adults died when their bus crashed inside a tunnel in southern Switzerland. A ferry carrying more than 200 people collided with a cargo boat and sank just short of Dhaka, Bangladesh; most on board died. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. said it would stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia. Dallas Seavey, at age 25, became the youngest winner ever of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska.

Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 88. Country singer Jan Howard is 83. Songwriter Mike Stoller (STOH'-ler) is 80. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 74. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 64. Actor William H. Macy is 63. Comedian Robin Duke is 59. Actress Glenne Headly is 58. Actress Dana Delany is 57. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 53. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 51. Actor Christopher Collet is 45. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 44. Actress Annabeth Gish is 42. Actress Tracy Wells is 42. Rapper-actor Common is 41. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 41. Singer Glenn Lewis is 38. Actor Danny Masterson is 37. Actor Noel Fisher is 29. Actor Emile Hirsch is 28. Singers Natalie and Nicole Albino (Nina Sky) are 27.

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Today is Thursday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2014. There are 293 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 13, 1964, bar manager Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens, N.Y. home; the case generated controversy over the supposed reluctance of Genovese's neighbors to respond to her cries for help. (Genovese's killer, Winston Moseley, remains in prison.)

Ten years ago: Iran froze inspections of its nuclear facilities after the U.N. atomic agency censured Tehran for hiding suspect activities. (Iranian officials relented two days later.) Luciano Pavarotti performed his final opera, receiving a 15-minute standing ovation following the conclusion of Puccini's "Tosca" at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. (Pavarotti went on to do a series of concerts as part of a farewell tour; he died in Sept. 2007.)

Five years ago: President Barack Obama met with former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, chairman of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board; the president then went before reporters to say his administration was working to create a "post-bubble" model for solid economic growth once the recession ended. Death claimed soprano Anne Wiggins Brown, the original Bess in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," at age 96; actress Betsy Blair at age 85; and Detroit Pistons' Hall of Fame owner Bill Davidson at age 86. The Philadelphia 76ers played a final game at the Spectrum, their old home, beating Chicago 104-101.

One year ago: Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope, choosing the name Francis; he became the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 89. Country singer Jan Howard is 84. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 81. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 75. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 65. Actor William H. Macy is 64. Comedian Robin Duke is 60. Actress Glenne Headly is 59. Actress Dana Delany is 58. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 54. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 52. Actor Christopher Collet is 46. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 45. Actress Annabeth Gish is 43. Actress Tracy Wells is 43. Rapper-actor Common is 42. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 42. Singer Glenn Lewis is 39. Actor Danny Masterson is 38. Actor Noel Fisher is 30. Actor Emile Hirsch is 29. Singers Nicole and Natalie Albino (Nina Sky) are 28.

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Today is Friday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2015. There are 293 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 13, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis signed a measure allowing black slaves to enlist in the Confederate States Army with the promise they would be set free.

Ten years ago: Pope John Paul II was released from the hospital and returned to his Vatican apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square. Robert Iger was named to succeed Michael Eisner as chief executive of The Walt Disney Co.

Five years ago: At least 30 people were killed in a series of Taliban suicide bombings in Afghanistan in what appeared to be a failed attempt to free inmates from a Kandahar prison. The Vatican denounced what it called aggressive attempts to drag Pope Benedict XVI into the spreading scandal of pedophile priests in his German homeland. With the biggest fight crowd in the U.S. in 17 years cheering him on at Cowboys Stadium, Manny Pacquiao dominated Joshua Clottey from the opening bell to retain his welterweight title.

One year ago: Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama directed the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who'd guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died in Tallahassee at age 85.

Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 90. Country singer Jan Howard is 85. Songwriter Mike Stoller (STOH'-ler) is 82. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 76. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 66. Actor William H. Macy is 65. Comedian Robin Duke is 61. Actress Glenne Headly is 60. Actress Dana Delany is 59. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 55. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 53. Actor Christopher Collet is 47. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 46. Actress Annabeth Gish is 44. Actress Tracy Wells is 44. Rapper-actor Common is 43. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 43. Singer Glenn Lewis is 40. Actor Danny Masterson is 39. Actor Noel Fisher is 31. Actor Emile Hirsch is 30. Singers Natalie and Nicole Albino (Nina Sky) are 29.

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Today is Sunday, March 13, the 73rd day of 2016. There are 293 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 13, 1996, a gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.

Ten years ago: Deadly tornadoes raked the Midwest while wildfires scorched the Texas Panhandle. Publisher McClatchy Co. agreed to buy Knight-Ridder, but planned to immediately sell 12 of its newspapers. Black Sabbath and Blondie entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Actress Maureen Stapleton died in Lenox, Massachusetts, at age 80; game show host Peter Tomarken, 63, and his wife, Kathleen, were killed when their small plane crashed into Santa Monica Bay.

Five years ago: The estimated death toll from Japan's earthquake and tsunami climbed past 10,000 as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns while hundreds of thousands of people struggled to find food and water. The NCAA men's basketball selection committee released its 68-team draw which included a record 11 teams from the Big East, the deepest conference in the nation.

One year ago: In his first visit to the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital whose practices sparked a health care scandal, President Barack Obama acknowledged lingering weaknesses in the federal government's response to the chronic delays and false waiting lists in the VA health system. Al Rosen, the muscular third baseman who won the 1953 AL MVP and played on the last Cleveland Indians team to win the World Series, died in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at age 91.

Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 91. Country singer Jan Howard is 86. Songwriter Mike Stoller (STOH'-ler) is 83. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 77. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 67. Actor William H. Macy is 66. Comedian Robin Duke is 62. Actress Glenne Headly is 61. Actress Dana Delany is 60. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 56. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 54. Actor Christopher Collet is 48. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 47. Actress Annabeth Gish is 45. Actress Tracy Wells is 45. Rapper-actor Common is 44. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 44. Singer Glenn Lewis is 41. Actor Danny Masterson is 40. Actor Noel Fisher is 32. Singers Nicole and Natalie Albino (Nina Sky) are 32. Actor Emile Hirsch is 31.

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Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2017. There are 293 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On March 13, 1947, the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical "Brigadoon," about a Scottish village which magically reappears once every hundred years, opened on Broadway. "The Best Years of Our Lives" won the Academy Award for best picture of 1946; Oscars also went to its director, William Wyler, lead actor Fredric March and supporting actor Harold Russell; Olivia De Havilland won best actress for "To Each His Own"; Anne Baxter won best supporting actress for "The Razor's Edge."
Ten years ago: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted mistakes in the way the Justice Department handled the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors, which Democrats charged were a politically motivated purge, but said he wouldn't resign. President George W. Bush, on the last stop of a five-nation Latin American tour, sought to soothe strained ties with Mexico by promising to prod Congress to overhaul tough U.S. immigration policies; but his host, Mexican President Felipe Calderon (fay-LEE'-pay kahl-duh-ROHN'), criticized U.S. plans for a 700-mile border fence. Lance Mackey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in 9 days, 5 hours, 8 minutes.

Five years ago: A resurgent Rick Santorum swept to victory in Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Twenty-two young people returning from a ski holiday and six adults died when their bus crashed inside a tunnel in southern Switzerland. A ferry carrying more than 200 people collided with a cargo boat and sank just short of Dhaka, Bangladesh; most on board died. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. said it would stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia. Dallas Seavey, at age 25, became the youngest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, finishing in 9 days, 4 hours and 29 minutes.

One year ago: A Kurdish woman blew herself up in a car at a busy transport hub in Ankara, Turkey, killing 37 people in an attack claimed by TAK, also known as the Kurdish Freedom Falcons. A gunfight outside a police station in Landover, Maryland, resulted in the death of an undercover narcotics detective shot by a colleague who mistook him as a threat; three brothers, including the alleged gunman, have been indicted in connection with the attack.

Today's Birthdays — March 13: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 92. Country singer Jan Howard is 87. Songwriter Mike Stoller (STOH'-ler) is 84. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 78. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 68. Actor William H. Macy is 67. Comedian Robin Duke is 63. Actress Glenne Headly is 62. Actress Dana Delany is 61. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 57. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 55. Actor Christopher Collet is 49. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 48. Actress Annabeth Gish is 46. Actress Tracy Wells is 46. Rapper-actor Common is 45. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 45. Singer Glenn Lewis is 42. Actor Danny Masterson is 41. Bluegrass musician Clayton Campbell (The Gibson Brothers) is 36. Actor Noel Fisher is 33. Singers Natalie and Nicole Albino (Nina Sky) are 33. Actor Emile Hirsch is 32.

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Today is Tuesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2018. There are 293 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 13, 1928, at least 400 people died when the San Francisquito Canyon in Southern California was inundated with water after the nearly two-year-old St. Francis Dam collapsed just before midnight the evening of March 12.

Ten years ago: The body of Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho (POW'-loh fah-RAHJ' rah-HOO') was found in a shallow grave in northern Iraq, two weeks after he was kidnapped by gunmen in one of the most dramatic attacks against the country's small Christian community. Gold hit a record, rising to $1,000 an ounce for the first time. Bode Miller clinched the men's overall World Cup ski title in Bormio, Italy.



Five years ago: Jorge Bergoglio (HOHR'-hay behr-GOHG'-lee-oh) of Argentina was elected pope, choosing the name Francis; he was the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.



One year ago: The Congressional Budget Office said that 14 million Americans would lose coverage the next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would balloon to 24 million by 2026. Once the world's most-wanted fugitive, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," appeared in a French court for a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade that killed two people. (He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the third time.)



Today's Birthdays — March 13: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 93. Country singer Jan Howard is 88. Songwriter Mike Stoller (STOH'-ler) is 85. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 79. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 69. Actor William H. Macy is 68. Political commentator Charles Krauthammer is 68. Comedian Robin Duke is 64. Actress Dana Delany is 62. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is 61. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 58. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 56. Actor Christopher Collet is 50. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 49. Actress Annabeth Gish is 47. Actress Tracy Wells is 47. Rapper-actor Common is 46. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 46. Singer Glenn Lewis is 43. Actor Danny Masterson is 42. Bluegrass musician Clayton Campbell (The Gibson Brothers) is 37. Actor Noel Fisher is 34. Singers Natalie and Nicole Albino (Nina Sky) are 34. Actor Emile Hirsch is 33. Olympic gold medal skier Mikaela Shiffrin is 23.

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