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Five years ago: The United States introduced a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council to punish North Korea for its nuclear test. Suspected Shiite militiamen broke into an Iraqi television station and gunned down 11 executives, producers and other staffers. Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel prize in literature. Madonna and Guy Ritchie took custody of David Banda, a 1-year-old boy from Malawi, and received preliminary approval from a judge to adopt him. Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo ("The Battle of Algiers") died in Rome at age 86.
One year ago: The Obama administration announced it was lifting the six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met for the first time in New York to discuss GM's initial public offering as the automaker waited for approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell the shares. At least 44 people were killed when a train hit a bus at a crossing in eastern Ukraine.
Today's birthdays: Actress Antonia Rey is 84. Comedian-activist Dick Gregory is 79. Former Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, is 79. Singer Sam Moore (formerly of Sam and Dave) is 76. Broadcast journalist Chris Wallace is 64. Actress-singer Susan Anton is 61. Rock singer-musician Pat DiNizio is 56. Actor Carlos Bernard is 49. Jazz musician Chris Botti (BOH'-tee) is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Claude McKnight (Take 6) is 49. Rock singer Bob Schneider is 46. Actor Hugh Jackman is 43. Actor Adam Rich is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Garfield Bright (Shai) is 42. Country musician Martie Maguire (The Dixie Chicks) is 42. Actor Kirk Cameron is 41. Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller is 34. Actor Marcus T. Paulk ("Moesha") is 25. Actor Josh Hutcherson is 19.
Thought for today: "The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced." -- Andre Gide, French author and critic (1869-1951)
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