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Select ordered queries in SQL Server

Last Modified: 2010-03-19
How do I select data besed on ordered conditions? For example if I have a group of students in a table called "Students" and their birthdates in a column called "DOB" how would I select the youngest and oldest student? I found out earlier this woud be the oldest but what if I wanted oldest and youngest?

select top 3 firstname, lastname, DOB
from students
order by dateOfBirth desc
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