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Today in History
Today in History: Sunday, February  07, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived in New York for their first American tour, kicking off rock 'n' roll's "British invasion."

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1812Author Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England.
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1944Germany launched a counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy, during World War II.
1962President John F. Kennedy imposed a full trade embargo on Cuba..
1974The island nation of Grenada won independence from Britain.
1984Space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered space walk.
1986Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country, ending 28 years of family rule.
1990The Soviet Union's Communist Party gave up its monopoly on power by agreeing to let other political parties compete for control of the country.
1991Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as Haiti's first democratically elected president.
1992European Community members signed the Maastricht Treaty, which led to creation of the euro.
1995Ramzi Yousef, the alleged mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
1999Jordan's King Hussein died at age 63.
2011AOL Inc. announced the $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post website.
2012A federal appeals court ruled California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actor James Spader turns 56 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Gay TaleseAuthor84
John HickenlooperGovernor of Colorado64
Miguel FerrerActor61
Garth BrooksCountry singer54
Eddie IzzardActor, comedian54
Steve NashBasketball player42
Ashton KutcherActor ("Two and a Half Men")38
Tina MajorinoActress31
Comedian Chris Rock turns 51 years old today.
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