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This day in history

Saturday, Dec. 22, is the 357th day of 2012. There are nine days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Former House Speaker Jim Wright is 90. Actor Hector Elizondo is 76. Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton is 68. ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer is 67. Rock singer-musician Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) is 66. Former baseball All-Star Steve Garvey is 64. Golfer Jan Stephenson is 61. Actor Ralph Fiennes is 50. Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jordin Sparks is 23.

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