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Five years ago: A federal appeals court ruled that a Guantanamo detainee who once was Osama bin Laden's driver could be tried by military tribunal. (However, the Supreme Court struck down the tribunals in June 2006, saying they violated U.S. and international law.) Bankrupt energy company Enron Corp. agreed to pay a settlement of up to $1.5 billion to resolve claims that it had gouged California and other western states during the 2000-2001 energy crisis.
One year ago: A Russian-made jetliner carrying 168 people crashed after taking off from Tehran, Iran, killing everyone aboard. After more than a month's delay, space shuttle Endeavour and seven astronauts thundered into orbit on a flight to the international space station.
Today's birthdays: Author Clive Cussler is 79. Actor Alex Karras is 75. Actor Ken Kercheval is 75. Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio) is 74. Actor Patrick Wayne is 71. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 66. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 66. Rock singer-musician Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) is 65. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 64. Rock musician Artimus Pyle is 62. Actor Terry O'Quinn is 58. Rock musician Marky Ramone is 54. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 54. Country singer-songwriter Mac McAnally is 53. Model Kim Alexis is 50. Actor Willie Aames is 50. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 49. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 49. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 47. Rock musician Jason Bonham is 44. Actor Kristoff St. John is 44. Rock musician Phillip Fisher is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stokley (Mint Condition) is 43. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin is 42. Actor Stan Kirsch is 42. Actor Reggie Hayes is 41. Rock musician Chi (chee) Cheng (Deftones) is 40. Rock musician John Dolmayan is 38. Actor Scott Foley is 38. Actor Brian Austin Green is 37. Rapper Jim Jones is 34. Actress Diane Kruger is 34. Actress Lana Parrilla (LAH'-nuh pa-REE'-uh) is 33. Rock musician Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) is 33. Actor Travis Fimmel is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kia Thornton (Divine) is 29.
Thought for today: "Advice is a free gift that can become expensive for the one who gets it." -- Armenian proverb
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