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Five years ago: The White House downplayed a Pentagon report detailing incidents in which U.S. guards at Guantanamo Bay prison had desecrated the Quran, saying in a statement, "It is unfortunate that some have chosen to take out of context a few isolated incidents by a few individuals." Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Mary Pierce 6-1, 6-1 to win the French Open women's singles title.
One year ago: Speaking at Cairo University, President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims" and said together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe. Actor David Carradine, 72, was found dead in a Bangkok, Thailand, hotel room.
Today's birthdays: Actor Bruce Dern is 74. Musician Roger Ball is 66. Actress-singer Michelle Phillips is 66. Jazz musician Anthony Braxton is 65. Rock musician Danny Brown (The Fixx) is 59. Actor Parker Stevenson is 58. Actor Keith David is 54. Actress Julie Gholson is 52. Actor Eddie Velez is 52. Singer-musician El DeBarge is 49. Actress Julie White is 49. Tennis player Andrea Jaeger is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Al B. Sure! is 42. Actor Scott Wolf is 42. Comedian Horatio Sanz is 41. Actor Noah Wyle is 39. Rock musician Stefan Lessard (The Dave Matthews Band) is 36. Actor-comedian Russell Brand is 35. Actress Angelina Jolie is 35. Alt-country singer Kasey Chambers is 34. Rock musician JoJo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 30. Model Bar Refaeli (ruh-FEHL'-lee) is 25. Rock musician Zac Farro is 20.
Thought for today: "As people used to be wrong about the motion of the sun, so they are still wrong about the motion of the future. The future stands still; it is we who move in infinite space." -- Rainer Maria Rilke (RY'-nur mah-REE'-ah RIHL'-kuh), German poet (1875-1926)
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