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Five years ago: First lady Laura Bush was heckled by protesters -- Israelis as well as Palestinians -- during a visit to holy sites in Jerusalem. Three Romanian journalists and their Iraqi-American guide were freed after nearly two months in captivity in Iraq. Voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft, who supplied Tony the Tiger's "They're grrrrreat!" for more than 50 years, died in Fullerton, Calif. at age 91.
One year ago: President Barack Obama promised graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy that, as their commander in chief, he would only send them "into harm's way when it is absolutely necessary." Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Lebanon to reinforce U.S. support for the government ahead of key parliamentary elections.
Today's birthdays: Movie reviewer Judith Crist is 88. Singer Charles Aznavour is 86. Actor Michael Constantine is 83. Conductor Peter Nero is 76. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 72. Actor Frank Converse is 72. Actor Michael Sarrazin is 70. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 70. Actress Barbara Parkins is 68. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 60. Actor-producer Al Corley is 54. Singer Morrissey is 51. Actress Ann Cusack is 49. Country musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 49. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 44. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 43. Actress Brooke Smith is 43. Model Naomi Campbell is 40. Actress Anna Belknap is 38. Actress Alison Eastwood is 38. Singer Donell Jones is 37. Actress A.J. Langer is 36. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 28.
Thought for today: "Tact is, after all, a kind of mind-reading." -- Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (1849-1909)
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