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Today in History
Today in History: Sunday, December  28, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Dec. 28, 1856, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, was born in Staunton, Va.
 
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On this date in:
1694Queen Mary II of England died after five years of joint rule with her husband, King William III.
1832John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Andrew Jackson.
1846Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union.
1897"Cyrano de Bergerac," a play by Edmond Rostand, premiered in Paris.
1905The forerunner of the NCAA, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States, was founded in New York City.
1945Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.
1958The Baltimore Colts won the NFL championship, defeating the New York Giants 23-17 in overtime at Yankee Stadium, in what has been dubbed the greatest football game ever played.
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1973Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago," an expose of the Soviet prison system.
1982A black man was mortally wounded by a police officer in a Miami video arcade, setting off three days of race-related disturbances that left another man dead.
2005Former top Enron Corp. accountant Richard Causey pleaded guilty to securities fraud and agreed to help pursue convictions against Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling.
2008The Detroit Lions completed an 0-16 season, the NFL's worst ever, with a 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Comedian Seth Meyers ("Saturday Night Live") turns 41 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Stan LeeComic book creator ("Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk")92
Martin MilnerActor ("Adam-12")83
Maggie SmithActress80
Charles NevilleRock singer, musician (The Neville Brothers)76
Johnny IsaksonU.S. senator, R-Ga.70
Tim JohnsonU.S. senator, D-S.D.68
Edgar WinterRock singer, musician68
Denzel WashingtonActor60
Ray BorqueHockey Hall of Famer54
Malcolm GetsActor50
Patrick RafterTennis Hall of Famer42
Adam VinatieriFootball player42
Brendan HinesActor ("Lie to Me")38
John LegendR&B singer36
James BlakeTennis player35
Sienna MillerActress33
David ArchuletaSinger ("American Idol")24
Actress Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek") turns 82 years old today.
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