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Celebrity Birthdays for May 23: Actress Barbara Barrie is 92. Actress Joan Collins is 91. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer John Newcombe is 80. Actress Lauren Chapin ("Father Knows Best") is 79. Country singer Misty Morgan is 79.

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Today in History for May 23: In 1275, King Edward I of England ordered the cessation of the persecution of French Jews. In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.

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Today in Music History for May 23: In 1889, Mary Susanne Edgar, a Canadian YWCA leader who wrote a number of hymns during her years of leading a Christian camping ministry with girls, was born.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 22: Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 86. Actor Frank Converse is 86. Actress Barbara Parkins ("Peyton Place," ''Valley of the Dolls") is 82. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 74. Actor Al Corley ("Dynasty") is 68.

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Today in History for May 22: In 337, Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, died at the age of 47. In 1216, Louis VIII of France invaded England, the last military invasion of the British Isles.

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Today in Music History for May 22: In 1813, composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1836, Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St. Paul (Paulus)" was first performed in Dusseldorf at the Lower Rhine Festival to great enthusiasm.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 22: Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 86. Actor Frank Converse is 86. Actress Barbara Parkins ("Peyton Place," ''Valley of the Dolls") is 82. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 74. Actor Al Corley ("Dynasty") is 68.

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Today in History for May 22: In 337, Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, died at the age of 47. In 1216, Louis VIII of France invaded England, the last military invasion of the British Isles.

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Today in Music History for May 22: In 1813, composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1836, Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St. Paul (Paulus)" was first performed in Dusseldorf at the Lower Rhine Festival to great enthusiasm.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 83. Baseball Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox is 83. '60s pop vocalist Marcie Blane is 80. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 77.