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Ten years ago: The authors of a book on the Oklahoma City bombing revealed that during prison interviews, Timothy McVeigh had shown no remorse for what happened, and called the 19 children who died on April 19, 1995 "collateral damage."
Five years ago: President George W. Bush replaced longtime chief of staff Andy Card with budget director Joshua Bolten. More than one million people poured into streets across France and strikers disrupted air, rail and bus travel in the largest nationwide protest over a youth labor law. The Kadima (kuh-DEE'-muh) Party won Israel's parliamentary elections. Former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger died in Bangor, Maine, at age 88.
One year ago: President Barack Obama secretly visited Afghanistan near the front lines of the increasingly bloody 8-year-old war he was expanding. Actress-writer June Havoc, 97, whose childhood in vaudeville was immortalized in the movie "Gypsy," died in Stamford, Conn. Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis died in Los Angeles at age 88.
Today's birthdays: Former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (ZBIG'-nyef breh-ZHIN'-skee) is 83. Country musician Charlie McCoy is 70. Movie director Mike Newell is 69. Actress Conchata Ferrell is 68. Actor Ken Howard is 67. Actress Dianne Wiest (weest) is 63. Country singer Reba McEntire is 56. Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner is 53. Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 45. Actress Tracey Needham is 44. Actor Max Perlich is 43. Movie director Brett Ratner is 42. Country singer Rodney Atkins is 42. Actor Vince Vaughn is 41. Rapper Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) is 40. Actor Ken L. is 38. Rock musician Dave Keuning is 35. Actress Annie Wersching is 34. Actress Julia Stiles is 30. Singer Lady Gaga is 25.
Thought for today: "Those who say they give the public what it wants begin by underestimating public taste and end by debauching it." -- T.S. Eliot, American-Anglo poet and critic (1888-1965)
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