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Ten years ago: Iraq's massive dossier detailing its chemical, biological and nuclear programs arrived in New York; the U.N. Security Council agreed to give full copies to the United States and the four other permanent council members: Britain, France, Russia and China.
Five years ago: The Justice Department and CIA announced a joint inquiry into the spy agency's destruction of videotapes of interrogations of two suspected terrorists. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey publicly endorsed Barack Obama for president during appearances in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Skiers, fire-eaters and an ice sculptor joined in worldwide demonstrations to draw attention to global warming. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
One year ago: Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine was called before Congress to explain the collapse of the securities firm just over a month earlier; Corzine told the House Agriculture Committee he didn't know what happened to an estimated $1.2 billion in missing clients' money. The 161-day NBA lockout ended when owners and players ratified the new collective bargaining agreement.
Today's birthdays: Actor-director Maximilian Schell is 82. Flutist James Galway is 73. Singer Jerry Butler is 73. Pop musician Bobby Elliott (The Hollies) is 71. Actress Mary Woronov is 69. Actor John Rubinstein is 66. Rock singer-musician Gregg Allman is 65. Reggae singer Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals) is 64. Actress Kim Basinger (BAY'-sing-ur) is 59. Rock musician Warren Cuccurullo is 56. Rock musician Phil Collen (Def Leppard) is 55. Country singer Marty Raybon is 53. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is 53. Political commentator Ann Coulter is 51. Rock musician Marty Friedman is 50. Actor Wendell Pierce is 49. Actress Teri Hatcher is 48. Actor David Harewood (TV: "Homeland") is 47. Rapper Bushwick Bill (The Geto Boys) is 46. Singer Sinead (shih-NAYD') O'Connor is 46. Actor Matthew Laborteaux is 46. Rock musician Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel) is 40. Actor Dominic Monaghan is 36. Actor Ian Somerhalder is 34. Rock singer Ingrid Michaelson is 33. R&B singer Chrisette Michele is 30. Rock singer-actress Kate Voegele (VOH'-gehl) is 26. Actress AnnaSophia Robb is 19.
Thought for today: "So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs." -- Elbert Hubbard, American author (1856-1915)
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