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Celebrity Birthdays for July 23: Actor Ronny Cox is 86. Andy Mackay, horn player with Roxy Music, is 78. Actor Larry Manetti ("Magnum, P.I.") is 77. Singer David Essex is 77. Singer-songwriter and former U.S. Congressman John Hall (Orleans) is 76.


Today in History for July 23: On this date: In 1621, the Virginia colony was granted the New World's first written constitution. In 1767, the Prince Edward Island land lottery was held in London, England.


Today in Music History for July 23: In 1846, William Featherstone, Canadian Methodist hymn writer, was born. He penned the words to "My Jesus, I Love Thee" before age 16. In 1918, Joseph Gilmore, American Baptist clergyman, died at age 84.


Celebrity Birthdays for July 22: Author Tom Robbins is 92. Actor Terence Stamp is 86. Singer George Clinton is 83. Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, best known as the rider of Secretariat, winner of the U-S Triple Crown in 1973, is 83.


Today in History for July 22: On this date: In 1582, England's first newspaper, the "English Mercurie," began publication. (The newspaper was later claimed to be a literary hoax written by the second Earl of Hardwicke.


Today in Music History for July 22: In 1944, Rick Davies, vocalist and keyboards player with "Supertramp," was born in England. "Supertramp's" breakthrough came with 1977's "Breakfast in America," a No. 1 album all over the world.


Celebrity Birthdays for July 21: Austrian-born Canadian pianist-composer Anton Kuerti is 86. Actor Leigh Lawson ("Tess") is 79. Singer Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) is 76. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury") is 76.


Today in History for July 21: On this date: In 1667, the "Treaty of Breda," which restored Acadia to France, was signed in the Netherlands. The treaty provided for France's restoration to England of part of the island of St.


Today in Music History for July 21: In 1920, master violinist Isaac Stern was born. He's credited with saving Carnegie Hall in New York City from demolition.


Celebrity Birthdays for July 20: '50s rock 'n' roller Jo Ann Campbell is 86. Artist Judy Chicago is 85. Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 80. Bassist John Lodge of the Moody Blues is 79. Singer Kim Carnes is 79. Guitarist Carlos Santana is 77.