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Sure, you know that today is Elvis’ birthday—also David Bowie’s. And while those two gentlemen have inspired a near-religious following, there is another who shares their natal anniversary, but has a more genuine theological claim: Noble Drew Ali, the founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America. The city has proclaimed this date Noble Drew Ali Day, and it will be celebrated with readings from Ali’s works extolling the Islamic creed, as well as other inspirational speeches and some gift-giving. From 1-3 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. FREE. (202) 328-8602.