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Five years ago: A car bombing at a Kurdish official's funeral in Tal Afar, Iraq, killed some two dozen people and wounded more than 50. Chinese computer maker Lenovo completed its purchase of IBM's personal computer division.
One year ago: Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his retirement effective at the end of the court's term in late June. (President Barack Obama ended up choosing federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace him.) Singer-actor-impressionist Danny Gans, one of Las Vegas' most popular entertainers, died at age 52.
Today's birthdays: Former astronaut Scott Carpenter is 85. Country singer Sonny James is 81. Singer Judy Collins is 71. Actor Stephen Macht is 68. Singer Rita Coolidge is 65. Pop singer Nick Fortuna (The Buckinghams) is 64. Actor-director Douglas Barr is 61. Actor Dann Florek is 59. Singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. is 56. Hall of Fame jockey Steve Cauthen is 50. Actress Maia Morgenstern is 48. Country singer Wayne Hancock is 45. Actor Charlie Schlatter is 44. Country singer Tim McGraw is 43. Rock musician Johnny Colt is 42. Rock musician D'Arcy is 42. Movie director Wes Anderson is 41. Actress Julie Benz is 38. Country singer Cory Morrow is 38. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Tina Campbell (Mary Mary) is 36. Actor Darius McCrary is 34.
Thought for today: "By indignities men come to dignities." -- Francis Bacon, English philosopher (1561-1626)
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