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Five years ago: President George W. Bush and visiting South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun pressed North Korea to rejoin deadlocked talks on its nuclear weapons program while trying to minimize their own differences over how hard to push the reclusive communist regime. Democrat Jim Exon, a two-term Nebraska governor and three-term senator, died at age 83.
One year ago: James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist, opened fire in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., killing security guard Stephen T. Johns. (Von Brunn died at a North Carolina hospital in Jan. 2010 while awaiting trial.) Donald Trump fired Miss California USA Carrie Prejean.
Today's birthdays: Britain's Prince Philip is 89. Columnist Nat Hentoff is 85. Author Maurice Sendak is 82. Attorney F. Lee Bailey is 77. Actress Alexandra Stewart is 71. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles) is 69. Actor Jurgen Prochnow is 69. Media commentator Jeff Greenfield is 67. Country singer-songwriter Thom Schuyler is 58. Former Sen. John Edwards is 57. Actor Andrew Stevens is 55. Singer Barrington Henderson is 54. Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is 51. Rock musician Kim Deal is 49. Singer Maxi Priest is 49. Actress Gina Gershon is 48. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 47. Rock musician Jimmy Chamberlin is 46. Actress Kate Flannery is 46. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 45. Rock musician Joey Santiago is 45. Actor Doug McKeon is 44. Rock musician Emma Anderson is 43. Country musician Brian Hofeldt (The Derailers) is 43. Rapper The D.O.C. is 42. Rock singer Mike Doughty is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer JoJo is 39. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Faith Evans is 37. Actor Hugh Dancy is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lemisha Grinstead (702) is 32. Actor DJ Qualls is 32. Actor Shane West is 32. Singer Hoku is 29. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 28. Olympic gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski is 28. Presidential daughter Sasha Obama is nine.
Thought for today: "It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious." -- Corollary to "Murphy's Law"
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