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Celebrity Birthdays for June 12: Sports announcer Marv Albert is 83. Singer Roy Harper is 83. Actor Roger Aaron Brown is 75. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 74. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 72.


Today in History for June 12: In 1690, Hudson's Bay Co. employee Henry Kelsey began a two-year journey from York Factory in what is now northern Manitoba.


Today in Music History June 12: In 1941, jazz keyboardist Chick Corea was born in Chelsea, Mass. He established himself as a major jazz figure with his work on Miles Davis's landmark jazz-rock albums "In a Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew" in 1969.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 11: International Motorsports Hall-of-Famer Jackie Stewart is 85. Funk drummer Bernard (Pretty) Purdie is 85. Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 84. Actress Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude") is 79.


Today in History for June 11: On this date: In 1509, England's King Henry VIII married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. In 1638, the first earthquake recorded in Canada was felt in Quebec. In 1770, Capt.


Today in Music History for June 11: In 1864, German composer Richard Strauss was born. Strauss completed the development of the 19th-century symphonic poem and was a leading composer of romantic opera in the early 20th century.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 10: Actress Alexandra Stewart ("Under the Cherry Moon") is 85. Actor Jurgen Prochnow is 83. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 83. Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning is 82.


Today in History for June 10: On this date: In 1650, the Jesuits closed their mission in Huronia, now Midland, Ont., which had been established in 1623.


Today in Music History for June 10: In 1865, Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan and Isolde" premiered in Munich, Germany.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 9: Media analyst Marvin Kalb is 94. Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 85. Author Letty Cottin Pogrebin is 86. Guitarist Mick Box of Uriah Heep is 77. Film composer James Newton Howard is 73.