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Celebrity Birthdays for April 11 – Joel Grey, Joss Stone and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Joel Grey
Age: 80
Occupation: Actor, Dancer and Singer
Known For: His Tony and Oscar Awards for playing the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film versions of ‘Cabaret,’ originating the role of the Wizard in the hit musical ‘Wicked,’ and being the father of ‘Dirty Dancing’ actress Jennifer Grey

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This Day in History for April 11 – Idi Amin Deposed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates his throne and is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba (More info)

1945 – American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany (More info)

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Warm March Temperatures Shattered 15,000 US Records

March is usually a month when much of the country is still running heaters instead of air conditioners — until this year.

Last month is now in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) record books as the warmest March ever in the United States since the federal agency began tracking such things in 1895.

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Celebrity Birthdays for April 2 – Emmylou Harris, Christopher Meloni and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Emmylou Harris
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Winning 12 Grammys during her legendary country/bluegrass career, which includes the No. 1 singles ‘Together Again,’ ‘Beneath Still Waters’ and ‘(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date,’ the soundtrack to ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and her best-selling collaborative album with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, ‘Trio,’ and writing and working with dozens of other musicians

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This Day in History for April 2 – Pope John Paul II Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida (More info)

1917 – President Woodrow Wilson asks the US Congress for a declaration of war on Germany (More info)

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School Forces Students to Delete Facebook Pages

Schools these days seem to have no compunctions about policing students’ use of social media. An Indiana teenager was recently expelled for swearing in a tweet, and now a Brooklyn, New York school is forcing its charges to delete their Facebook accounts — or face expulsion themselves.

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Celebrity Birthdays for March 29 – Elle Macpherson, John Popper and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Elle Macpherson
Age: 48
Occupation: Model, Actress and Entrepreneur
Known For: Her nickname “The Body,” a record five cover appearances on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, her lingerie and skin care lines, hosting and producing ‘Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model’ and NBC’s upcoming show ‘Fashion Star,’ and looking better than the vast majority of women half her age

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This Day in History for March 29 – US Troops Leave Vietnam and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1867 – The North America Act is passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada (More info)

1929 – Herbert Hoover becomes the first president to have a telephone installed in the Oval Office (More info)

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