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Celebrity Birthdays for July 21 – Robin Williams, Jon Lovitz and More

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

Robin Williams
Age: 60
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: A long career, including the TV series ‘Mork and Mindy,’ winning an Oscar for ‘Good Will Hunting,’ and voicing the Genie in the film ‘Aladdin’

Jon Lovitz
Age: 54
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: Five seasons on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ numerous movie and TV roles, and voiceover work on the animated show ‘The Critic’

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Pittsburgh Steeler Rashard Mendenhall Files $1 Million Suit for Lost Endorsement Deal After Twitter Fiasco

Rashard Mendenhall, running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is suing the Champion sports apparel company for $1 million because it dropped his endorsement deal after tweets Mendenhall posted following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Mendenhall’s lawyers filed the breach of contract suit Monday against Hanesbrands Inc., Champion’s parent company, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Texas Rangers Raising Stadium Railing Height to Avoid Accidents

After several incidents in which fans fell over ballpark railings, the Texas Rangers announced today that although its rail heights already exceed code at its stadium, they will be raised “to the highest standard in the United States at this time.”

“The safety of our fans is our top priority,” Rangers president Nolan Ryan said. “The initiatives we are announcing today for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington will help to ensure that we meet that priority.”

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This Day in History for July 19 – First Women’s Rights Convention and More

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

1692 – Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts (More info)

1843 – The SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world and the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 19 – Lisa Lampanelli, Stuart Scott and More

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

Lisa Lampanelli
Age: 50
Occupation: Comedian
Known For: Her racy and raunchy style of comedy, frequent appearances on Comedy Central roasts, and being a staunch supporter of the gay community

Stuart Scott
Age: 46
Occupation: Sportscaster
Known For: His longtime work with ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ and coining such catchphrases as “boo-yah!” and “cool as the other side of the pillow”

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Study Reveals Head Trauma May Increase Likelihood of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease has long been a medical mystery, but new research may point to at least one cause for the debilitating condition.

After a study involving 300,000 veterans aged 55 and up, scientists at the University of California-San Francisco learned that older people who’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury — or TBI — during their lives have more than twice the risk of developing dementia.

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Japan Stuns Team USA to Win Women’s World Cup 3-2

Team USA had already beaten Japan three times this year, but this was the game that mattered most.

The American women, seeking their first World Cup title since 1999, dominated during much of the final game on Sunday. They outshot Japan by a 29-12 margin and a 6-3 margin on goal and led twice. But in the end, after two 15-minute extra time periods, the teams were tied up at 2-2 – and it all came down to penalty kicks.

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This Day in History for July 17 – Woolworth’s Closes and More

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

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia (More info)

1867 – The first dental school in the US, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, is established in Boston (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 17 – Phyllis Diller, David Hasselhoff and More

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

Phyllis Diller
Age: 94
Occupation: Comedienne
Known For: Her cackling laugh and wild hair, and paving the way for other female comics such as Roseanne Barr and Joan Rivers

David Hasselhoff
Age: 59
Occupation: Actor, Singer, and Producer
Known For: Producing and starring in the jiggle-fest TV show ‘Baywatch,’ being a wildly popular singing star in Germany, and his well-publicized struggles with alcohol abuse

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