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Eric Clapton
March 30, 1945
Musician


Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. He was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.


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TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day 39 years ago, in 1981, President Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.


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1842 Ether anesthesia is used for the first time by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
1867 Alaska is purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollars.
1870 Texas is readmitted to the Union.
1870 The 15th amendment to the Constitution, giving black men the right to vote, is declared in effect.
1995 Pope John Paul II  condemns abortion and euthanasia as crimes that no human laws could legitimize.
1999 Philip Morris pays $81 million to a man's family after he died of lung cancer after forty years smoking.
2006 Jill Carroll, a freelancer for The Christian Science Monitor, is released after 82 days as a hostage in Iraq.


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Movie Title Gross*
1 Onward 10.6
2 Bloodshot
9.2

3 I Still Believe
9.1
4 The Invisible Man
5.9
5 The Hunt
5.3
6 Sonic the Hedgehog
2.5
7 The Way Back
2.4
8 The Call of the Wild
2.2
9 Emma.
1.3
10 Bad Boys for Life
1.1


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