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Today in History - Oct. 20

Today in History for Oct. 20: In 1632, Sir Christopher Wren, British astronomer and architect, was born. He designed 53 London churches, including St.

Today in Music History - Oct. 20

Today in Music History for Oct. 20: In 1828, American lawyer and hymnwriter Horatio Gates Spafford was born.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 20

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 20: Japan's Empress Michiko is 83. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 80. Former actress Rev. Mother Dolores Hart is 79. Ric Lee, drummer with Ten Years After, is 72. Actor William "Rusty" Russ is 67.

Today in Music History - Oct. 19

Today in Music History for Oct. 19: In 1889, recording industry pioneer Art Satherly was born in Bristol, England.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 19

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 19: Author John le Carre is 86. Artist Peter Max is 80. Author and critic Renata Adler is 80. Singer-songwriter Tommy Ambrose is 78. Actor Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter" films) is 77.

Today in History - Oct. 19

Today in History for Oct. 19: In 1216, King John of England died after consuming what was described as an excessive number of peaches and too much beer.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 18

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 18: Sportscaster Keith Jackson is 89. Actress Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") is 79. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka is 78. Singer Russ Giguere of The Association is 74.

Today in Music History - Oct. 18

Today in Music History for Oct. 18: In 1926, legendary rock singer, guitarist and songwriter Chuck Berry was born in San Jose, Calif.

Today in History - Oct. 18

Today in History for Oct. 18: In 1534, Paul III was elected Pope. He reformed the Catholic Church and forbade the practice of selling church appointments and spiritual favours. However, he was unable to heal the rift of the Reformation. In 1646, Rev.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 17

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 17: Actress Marsha Hunt is 100. Actress Julie Adams ("Creature From the Black Lagoon") is 91. Violinist Betty-Jean Hagen is 87. Country singer Earl Thomas Conley is 76. Singer Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts is 75.