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Today in History
Today in History: Wednesday, October  22, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
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On this date in:
1746Princeton University received its charter.
1797French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet.
1844Actress Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris.
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1934Bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
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1954West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1968Apollo 7, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard, returned to Earth.
1979The U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment.
1981The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.
2002A bus driver was shot to death in Aspen Hill, Md., in the 13th and final attack by the Washington-area sniper.
2007China's Communist Party gave President Hu Jintao a second five-year term.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki turns 41 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Derek JacobiActor76
Christopher LloydActor ("Taxi," "Back to the Future" movies)76
Tony RobertsActor75
Catherine DeneuveActress71
Haley BarbourFormer governor of Mississippi67
Carlos MenciaComedian47
Shelby LynneCountry singer46
ShaggyReggae rapper46
Spike JonzeDirector45
Saffron BurrowsActress ("Boston Legal")42
Jesse Tyler FergusonActor ("Modern Family")39
Zac HansonRock musician (Hanson)29
Actor Jeff Goldblum turns 62 years old today.
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