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This day in history

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 339th day of 2012. There are 27 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Game-show host Wink Martindale is 79. Actress Gemma Jones is 70. Actor Jeff Bridges is 63. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 57. Actress Marisa Tomei is 48. Actress Chelsea Noble is 48. Actor-comedian Fred Armisen is 46. Rapper Jay-Z is 43. Actress-model Tyra Banks is 39.

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