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This day in history

This day in history

Friday, Oct. 12, is the 286th day of 2012. There are 80 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Comedian-activist Dick Gregory is 80. Former Senator Jake Garn (R-Utah) is 80. Singer Sam Moore (formerly of Sam and Dave) is 77. Broadcast journalist Chris Wallace is 65. Jazz musician Chris Botti is 50. Actor Hugh Jackman is 44. Country musician Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks) is 43. Gold medal skier Bode Miller is 35. Actor Josh Hutcherson is 20.

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