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Ten years ago: Independent Counsel Robert Ray announced the end of the Whitewater investigation, saying there was insufficient evidence to warrant charges against President and Mrs. Clinton. Former Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov died at age 65.
Five years ago: The number of U.S. service members killed in Iraq topped 1,900. Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Rita lashed the Florida Keys and headed into the Gulf of Mexico. Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal died in Vienna, Austria, at age 96. The Sacramento Monarchs won their first championship with a 62-59 victory over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.
One year ago: Blanketing most of the Sunday TV news shows, President Barack Obama said requiring people to get health insurance and fining them if they didn't would not amount to a backhanded tax increase. At the Emmy Awards, best drama and comedy series trophies went to repeat winners "Mad Men" and "30 Rock." The first game at the Cowboys Stadium set an NFL regular-season attendance record with a crowd of 105,121, and most of them went home disappointed after the New York Giants won, 33-31.
Today's birthdays: Singer Gogi Grant is 86. Actress-comedian Anne Meara is 81. Actress Sophia Loren is 76. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Taylor is 75. Rock musician Chuck Panozzo is 63. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy LaFleur is 59. Actress Debbi Morgan is 59. Jazz musician Peter White is 56. Actress Betsy Brantley is 55. Actor Gary Cole is 54. TV news correspondent Deborah Roberts is 50. Rock musician Randy Bradbury (Pennywise) is 46. Actress Kristen Johnston is 43. Rock singers Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson are 43. Rock musician Ben Shepherd is 42. Actress-model Moon Bloodgood is 35. Actor Jon Bernthal is 34. Rock musician Rick Woolstenhulme (Lifehouse) is 31. Rapper Yung Joc is 28. Actor Aldis Hodge is 24.
Thought for today: "Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." -- George Washington Carver, American botanist (1864-1943)
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