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March 29th - Happy Birthday Christopher Lambert & Lucy Lawless


Today is Thursday, March 29, the 89th day of 2012. There are 277 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 29, 1912, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, his expedition stranded in an Antarctic blizzard after failing to be the first to reach the South Pole, wrote in his journal, "We shall stick it out to the end but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity but I do not think I can write more." Scott concluded with: "Last entry. For Gods sake look after our people." (Scott is presumed to have died shortly thereafter; his four companions also perished.)

On this date:
In 1461, Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton, Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
In 1500, Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.
In 1549, The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
In 1632, Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
In 1638, Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
In 1790, the 10th president of the United States, John Tyler, was born in Charles City County, Va.
In 1792, Sweden's King Gustav III died, nearly two weeks after he had been shot and mortally wounded by assassins during a masquerade party.
In 1806, Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
In 1809, King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
In 1812, the first White House wedding took place as Lucy Payne Washington, the sister of First Lady Dolley Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd.
In 1831, Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
In 1847, Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
In 1849, The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
In 1857, Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry mutinies against the East India Company's rule in India and inspires the protracted Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
In 1865, American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
In 1867, Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
In 1879, Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
In 1882, The Knights of Columbus are established.
In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1911, The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
In 1930, Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
In 1936, In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
In 1941, The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
In 1941, World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
In 1942, The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
In 1943, World War II rationing of meat, fats and cheese began.
In 1945, World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
In 1945, World War II: The German 4th Army is almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.
In 1946, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.
In 1951, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
In 1957, The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
In 1961, The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. (They were executed in June 1953.) The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I" opened on Broadway.
In 1962, Jack Paar hosted NBC's "Tonight" show for the final time, although the network aired a repeat the following night. (Johnny Carson debuted as host in Oct. 1962.)
In 1971, Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai (mee ly) massacre. (Calley ended up serving three years under house arrest.)
In 1971, A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. (The sentences were later commuted.)
In 1973, the last United States combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.
In 1973, Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
In 1974, NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
In 1982, The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
In 1990, The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.
In 1992, Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowledged experimenting with marijuana "a time or two" while attending Oxford University, adding, "I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again."
In 1992, More than a month after winning the Olympic gold medal in ladies figure skating, Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the world championship title in Oakland, Calif.
In 1993, Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
In 1999, The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,[sign in to see URL]) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
In 1999, A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
In 2002, In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.
In 2004, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
In 2004, The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
In 2008, Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.
In 2010, Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.

Ten years ago: Israeli troops stormed Yasser Arafat's headquarters complex in the West Bank in a raid that was launched in response to anti-Israeli attacks that had killed 30 people in three days.

Five years ago: A defiant, Democratic-controlled Senate approved legislation calling for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within a year. Veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker was sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq. West Virginia beat Clemson, 78-73, for its first NIT title in 65 years.

One year ago: Gunmen held an Iraqi government center in Tikrit hostage in a grisly siege that ended with the deaths of at least 56 people, including three councilmen, plus the attackers, who blew themselves up. A seriously ill 73-year-old British woman was accidentally dropped into the bitterly cold Norwegian Sea as rescue workers took her off the cruise ship Ocean Countess (Janet Richardson later died at a hospital).

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Today's Birthdays: Political commentator John McLaughlin is 85. Author Judith Guest is 76. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 69. Comedian Eric Idle is 69. Composer Vangelis is 69. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 67. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 65. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 57. Actor Christopher Lawford is 57. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 57. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 56. Actor Christopher Lambert is 55. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 53. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 51. Model Elle Macpherson is 49. Movie director Michel Hazanavicius (Film: "The Artist") is 45. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 45. Actress Lucy Lawless is 44. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 44. Country singer Brady Seals is 43. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 41. Tennis player Jennifer Capriati is 36. Actor Chris D'Elia (TV: "Whitney") is 32. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 24.

Other notable birthdays, March 29:
1939, Terence Hill, Italian actor
1944, Terry Jacks, Canadian musician, songwriter, and activist
1944, Denny McLain, American baseball player
1948, Bud Cort, American actor
1949, Dave Greenfield, English Keyboardist of The Stranglers
1952, Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer
1954, Dianne Kay, American actress
1955, Marina Sirtis, English actress
1961, Mike Kingery, American baseball player
1961, Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
1962, Billy Beane, American baseball player and executive
1967, Brian Jordan, American baseball player
1967, John Popper, American musician
1968, Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist
1971, Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
1972, Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American baseball player
1980, Amy Mathews, Australian actress
1981, Megan Hilty, American actress
1991, Hayley McFarland, American actress

Born on this day, March 28, passed away:
1746, Carlo Buonaparte, father of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1785)
1790, John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
1867, Cy Young, American baseball player (d. 1955)
1874, Lou Hoover, First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)
1900, Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
1908, Arthur O'Connell, American actor (d. 1981)
1908, Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (d. 1968)
1914, Phil Foster, American actor (d. 1985)
1916, Eugene McCarthy, American politician (d. 2005)
1918, Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress (d. 1990)
1918, Sam Walton, American businessman (d. 1992)
1919, Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
1937, Billy Carter, brother of Jimmy Carter (d. 1988)
1940, Ray Davis, American musician (d. 2005)
1946, Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
1949, Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2007)
1951, William Clarke, American blues harmonica player (d. 1996)
1954, Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (d. 1985)
1956, Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996)

Notable deaths, March 29:
1848, John Jacob Astor, American businessman (b. 1763)
1912, Henry Robertson Bowers, member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1883)
1912, Sir Robert Falcon Scott, English explorer, member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1868)
1912, Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and naturalist, member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1872)
1980, Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
1985, Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer (The Singing Nun) (b. 1933)
1988, Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
1991, Lee Atwater, American political consultant (b. 1951)
1992, Paul Henreid, Austrian actor (b. 1908)
1994, Bill Travers, British actor (b. 1922)
1995, Jimmy McShane, Irish frontman of the group Baltimora (b. 1957)
1999, Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
2007, Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
2009, Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b. 1975)
2009, Maurice Jarre, French composer (b. 1924)

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Today is Good Friday, March 29, the 88th day of 2013. There are 277 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 29, 1973, the last United States combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War. In an address to the nation, President Richard Nixon declared, "For the first time in 12 years, no American military forces are in Vietnam."

One year ago: A divided House approved a $3.6 trillion Republican budget recasting Medicare and imposing sweeping cuts in domestic programs. Stanford routed Minnesota 75-51 to win the NIT title.

Today's Birthdays: Political commentator John McLaughlin is 86. Author Judith Guest is 77. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 70. Comedian Eric Idle is 70. Composer Vangelis is 70. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 68. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 66. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 58. Actor Christopher Lawford is 58. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 58. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 57. Actor Christopher Lambert is 56. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 54. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 52. Model Elle Macpherson is 50. Movie director Michel Hazanavicius (mee-SHEHL' ah-zah-nah-VEE'-see-oos) (Film: "The Artist") is 46. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 46. Actress Lucy Lawless is 45. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 45. Country singer Brady Seals is 44. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 42. Tennis player Jennifer Capriati is 37. Actor Chris D'Elia is 33. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 25.

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Today is Saturday, March 29, the 88th day of 2014. There are 277 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 29, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted in New York of conspiracy to commit espionage. (They were executed in June 1953.)

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush welcomed seven former Soviet-bloc nations (Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia and Estonia) into NATO during a White House ceremony. In a stinging rebuke, Secretary-General Kofi Annan fired one top U.N. official and demoted another for security failures leading to the August bombing of the U.N.'s Baghdad headquarters that killed 22 people. At least 19 people were killed in a wave of terrorist violence in Uzbekistan.

Five years ago: General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner resigned under White House pressure. A gunman killed seven residents of the Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage, N.C., along with a nurse. (Robert Kenneth Stewart was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges and sentenced to between roughly 141 and 177 years in prison.) A stampede at a World Cup qualifying soccer match in the Ivory Coast killed 22 people. Actor Andy Hallett, 33, who'd played good-guy demon Lorne in the TV series "Angel," died in Los Angeles of heart disease.

One year ago: President Barack Obama promoted a plan to create construction and other jobs by attracting private money to help rebuild roads, bridges and other public works projects during a visit to a Miami port that was undergoing $2 billion in upgrades paid for with government and private dollars.

Today's Birthdays: Political commentator John McLaughlin is 87. Author Judith Guest is 78. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 71. Comedian Eric Idle is 71. Composer Vangelis is 71. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 69. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 67. Actor Bud Cort is 66. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 59. Actor Christopher Lawford is 59. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 59. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 58. Actor Christopher Lambert is 57. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 55. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 53. Model Elle Macpherson is 51. Movie director Michel Hazanavicius (mee-SHEHL' ah-zah-nah-VEE'-see-oos) (Film: "The Artist") is 47. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 47. Actress Lucy Lawless is 46. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 46. Country singer Brady Seals is 45. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 43. Tennis player Jennifer Capriati is 38. Actor Chris D'Elia is 34. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 26.

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Today is Sunday, March 29, the 88th day of 2015. There are 277 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 29, 1912, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, his doomed expedition stranded in an Antarctic blizzard after failing to be the first to reach the South Pole, wrote the last words of his journal: "For Gods sake look after our people."

Ten years ago: As Terri Schiavo entered her 12th full day without food or water, the Rev. Jesse Jackson prayed with her parents and joined conservatives in calling for Florida lawmakers to order her feeding tube reinserted. Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. died in Los Angeles at age 67. Former U.S. Senator Howell Heflin died in Sheffield, Ala., at age 83.

Five years ago: Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 40 people and wounding more than 100. Pop star Ricky Martin confirmed he was gay in bilingual online posts.

One year ago: Two Spanish journalists, Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, were freed after being held captive for six months in Syria by a rogue al-Qaida group. Mao Asada of Japan topped the free skate to capture her third world figure skating title. African Story won the $10 million Dubai World Cup by 2 3/4 lengths in the world's richest horse race.

Today's Birthdays: Political commentator John McLaughlin is 88. Author Judith Guest is 79. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 72. Comedian Eric Idle is 72. Composer Vangelis is 72. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 70. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 68. Actor Bud Cort is 67. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 60. Actor Christopher Lawford is 60. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 60. Actress Marina Sirtis is 60. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 59. Actor Christopher Lambert is 58. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 56. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 54. Model Elle Macpherson is 52. Movie director Michel Hazanavicius (mee-SHEHL' ah-zah-nah-VEE'-see-oos) is 48. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 48. Actress Lucy Lawless is 47. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 47. Country singer Brady Seals is 46. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 44. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is 44. Actor Sam Hazeldine (TV: "Resurrection"; Film: "The Monuments Men") is 43. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jennifer Capriati is 39. Actor Chris D'Elia is 35. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 27.

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Today is Tuesday, March 29, the 89th day of 2016. There are 277 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On March 29, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted in New York of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union. (They were executed in June 1953.) The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I" opened on Broadway.

Ten years ago: Hamas formally took over the Palestinian government, with Ismail Haniyeh (IHS'-may-el hah-NEE'-yuh) sworn in as the new prime minister. The U.N. Security Council demanded that Iran suspend uranium enrichment, the first time the body directly urged Tehran to clear up suspicions that it was seeking nuclear weapons. Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, accused of war crimes, was flown to Sierra Leone after he was captured in northern Nigeria. (Taylor received a 50-year sentence in 2012 for sponsoring atrocities committed by the Revolutionary United Front rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood diamonds.")

Five years ago: Gunmen held an Iraqi government center in Tikrit (tih-KREET') hostage in a grisly siege that ended with the deaths of at least 56 people, including three councilmen, plus the attackers, who blew themselves up. A seriously ill 73-year-old British woman was accidentally dropped into the bitterly cold Norwegian Sea as rescue workers took her off the cruise ship Ocean Countess (Janet Richardson later died at a hospital).

One year ago: A two-day Arab summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, ended with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force.

Today's Birthdays: Political commentator John McLaughlin is 89. Author Judith Guest is 80. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 73. Comedian Eric Idle is 73. Composer Vangelis is 73. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 71. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 69. Actor Bud Cort is 68. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 61. Actor Christopher Lawford is 61. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 61. Actress Marina Sirtis is 61. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 60. Actor Christopher Lambert is 59. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 57. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 55. Model Elle Macpherson is 53. Movie director Michel Hazanavicius (mee-SHEHL' ah-zah-nah-VEE'-see-oos) is 49. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 49. Actress Lucy Lawless is 48. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 48. Country singer Brady Seals is 47. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 45. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is 45. Actor Sam Hazeldine is 44. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jennifer Capriati is 40. Actor Chris D'Elia is 36. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 28.

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Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2017. There are 277 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 29, 1867, Britain's Parliament passed, and Queen Victoria signed, the British North America Act creating the Dominion of Canada, which came into being the following July.

Ten years ago: A defiant, Democratic-controlled Senate approved, 51-47, legislation calling for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within a year (however, supporters of the bill were unable to muster enough votes to override a promised veto by President George W. Bush). Veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker was sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq. West Virginia beat Clemson, 78-73, for its first NIT title in 65 years.

Five years ago: A divided House approved, 228-191, a $3.6 trillion Republican budget recasting Medicare and imposing sweeping cuts in domestic programs. Stanford routed Minnesota 75-51 to win the NIT title.

One year ago: In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, labor unions won, on a tie vote, a high-profile Supreme Court dispute they had seemed all but certain to lose. President Barack Obama told the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta that opioid abuse needed to be a higher-priority issue for the federal government. A man described as "psychologically unstable" hijacked a flight from Egypt to Cyprus, threatening to blow it up; his explosives turned out to be fake and he surrendered with all passengers released unharmed after a bizarre, six-hour standoff. Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, 69, died in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.

Today's Birthdays — March 29: Author Judith Guest is 81. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 74. Comedian Eric Idle is 74. Composer Vangelis is 74. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 72. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 70. Actor Bud Cort is 69. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 62. Actor Christopher Lawford is 62. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 62. Actress Marina Sirtis is 62. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 61. Actor Christopher Lambert is 60. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 58. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 56. Model Elle Macpherson is 54. Movie director Michel Hazanavicius (mee-SHEHL' ah-zah-nah-VEE'-see-oos) is 50. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 50. Actress Lucy Lawless is 49. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 49. Country singer Brady Seals is 48. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 46. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is 46. Actor Sam Hazeldine is 45. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jennifer Capriati is 41. Actor Chris D'Elia is 37. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 29.

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Today is Thursday, March 29, the 88th day of 2018. There are 277 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 29, 1943, World War II rationing of meat, fats and cheese began, limiting consumers to store purchases of an average of about two pounds a week for beef, pork, lamb and mutton using a coupon system. (The Associated Press noted, "From the customer viewpoint, the unrationed oasis of food will be the restaurant or other public eating place.")

Ten years ago: Anti-American Shiite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr (mook-TAH'-duh ahl SAH'-dur) ordered his followers to defy orders from the Iraqi government to surrender their weapons. Zimbabweans voted in an election seen as the biggest test of Robert Mugabe's 28-year rule. (Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (SVAHNG'-ur-eye) claimed victory, but the Election Commission ordered a runoff; Mugabe claimed victory in that contest, which was widely denounced as a sham.)

Five years ago: President Barack Obama promoted a plan to create construction and other jobs by attracting private money to help rebuild roads, bridges and other public works projects during a visit to a Miami port that was undergoing $2 billion in upgrades paid for with government and private dollars.

One year ago: Britain filed for divorce from the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May sent a six-page letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. Thirteen people were killed when a small church bus collided with a pickup truck on a two-lane road about 75 miles west of San Antonio. (The driver of the pickup has pleaded not guilty to intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury.) Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal that sank Christie's White House hopes.

Today's Birthdays — March 29: Author Judith Guest is 82. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 75. Comedian Eric Idle is 75. Composer Vangelis is 75. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 73. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 71. Actor Bud Cort is 70. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 63. Actor Christopher Lawford is 63. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 63. Actress Marina Sirtis is 63. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 62. Actor Christopher Lambert is 61. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 59. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 57. Model Elle Macpherson is 55. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., is 54. Movie director Michel Hazanavicius (mee-SHEHL' ah-zah-nah-VEE'-see-oos) is 51. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 51. Actress Lucy Lawless is 50. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 50. Country singer Brady Seals is 49. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 47. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is 47. Actor Sam Hazeldine is 46.. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jennifer Capriati is 42. Actor Chris D'Elia is 38. Rhythm and blues singer PJ Morton is 37. Actress Megan Hilty is 37. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 30.

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