“Harry Potter” Author J.K. Rowling Turns 47! Read Her Bio

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July 31
On This Day: July 31

J.K. Rowling

Born: July 31, 1965

Age: 47 years old
Birthplace: Yate, England

Occupation: Author

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1703
309 years ago
Writer Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory. A sympathetic public throws flowers instead of the customary rocks.
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1854
158 years ago
Ulysses S. Grant resigns from the U.S. Army without any explanation.
http://www.biography.com/people/ulysses-s-grant-9318285 >>

1977
35 years ago
David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, who has been terrorizing New York City for more than a year, claims his last victims.
http://www.biography.com/people/david-berkowitz-9209372 >>

1980
32 years ago
John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas is arrested for cocaine possession and running a prescription drug scam.
http://www.biography.com/people/john-phillips-490872 >>

Born On This Day
J.K. Rowling
Born: July 31, 1965

Age: 47 years old
Birthplace: Yate, England
Occupation: Author
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Mark Cuban
Born: July 31, 1958

Age: 54 years old

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur
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Ted Cassidy
Born: July 31, 1932
Died: January 16, 1979
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Occupation: Television Actor
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Died On This Day
Andrew Johnson
Died: July 31, 1875
Age: 66 years old
Place: Carter Station, TN, United States
Occupation: U.S. President
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Franz Liszt
Died: July 31, 1886
Age: 74 years old
Place: Bayreuth, Germany
Occupation: Educator, Songwriter, Pianist
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Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Died: July 31, 1811
Age: 58 years old
Place: Chihuahua, Mexico
Occupation: Activist, Folk Hero
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