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    In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, and more events that happened on this day in history.

      Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Amanda Shires, Eva Mendes, Kevin Connolly, Michael Irvin, Penn Jillette, Talia Balsam and more. 

      From the historians