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Five years ago: Britain's Prince Charles married longtime love Camilla Parker Bowles, who took the title Duchess of Cornwall. Tens of thousands of supporters of a militant Shiite (SHEE'-eyet) cleric filled central Baghdad's streets, demanding that American soldiers go home. A day after the funeral for Pope John Paul II, cardinals began an intense period of silence and prayer before their conclave to choose the next pope. Feminist author Andrea Dworkin died in Washington, D.C. at age 58.
One year ago: North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament appointed Kim Jong Il to a third term as the nation's leader. Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, and two others were killed in car crash by a suspected drunken driver. (Andrew Thomas Gallo, charged with three counts of second-degree murder, is awaiting trial.)
Today's birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 84. Naturalist Jim Fowler is 78. Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo is 77. Actress Michael Learned is 71. Country singer Margo Smith is 68. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 57. Actor Dennis Quaid is 56. Humorist Jimmy Tingle is 55. World Golf Hall of Famer Severiano Ballesteros is 53. Country musician Dave Innis (Restless Heart) is 51. Actress-sports reporter Lisa Guerrero is 46. Actor Mark Pellegrino is 45. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 45. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 44. Rock singer Kevin Martin (Candlebox) is 41. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 33. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 31. Rock musician Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) is 30. Actor Ryan Northcott is 30. Actor Jay Baruchel is 28. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 23. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazmine Sullivan is 23. Actress Kristen Stewart is 20. Actress Elle Fanning is 12.
Thought for today: "The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead." -- William C. Menninger, American scientist, physician, engineer (1899-1966)
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