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Celebrity Birthdays for August 17 – Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and More

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

Robert De Niro
Age: 69
Occupation: Actor, Director and Producer
Known For: A celebrated career including Oscars for his roles in ‘The Godfather Part II’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ iconic performances in films like ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Cape Fear,’ ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Awakenings,’ and many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese

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This Day in History for August 17 – Clinton Admits Affair and More

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

1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat begins its trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world (More info)

1962 – East German border guards spur riots when they kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin (More info)

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Restaurant Offers Discount to Customers Who Hand Over Their Cell Phones — Dollars and Sense [POLL]

In the past few years, it’s become increasingly common to see cellphones on restaurant tables alongside the standard napkin and silverware.

But one Los Angeles eatery wants to change all that — and playing along will save you money.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 16 – Madonna, Steve Carell and More

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

Madonna
Age: 54
Occupation: Singer, “Actress” and Attention-Hog
Known For: Being the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time, dozens of hit singles you no doubt know by heart, her controversial personal life, and recent stage antics that have served only to make her reek of desperation

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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

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

1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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