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Five years ago: China executed the former head of its food and drug agency for approving untested medicine in exchange for cash. A judge in Los Angeles sentenced pizza deliveryman Chester Turner to death for murdering 10 women and a fetus during the 1980s and '90s. The American League defeated the National League 5-4 in the All-Star game. Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette, 57, died in an auto accident near Holly Springs, Miss.
One year ago: The space shuttle Atlantis docked with the International Space Station, the final such hookup in orbit. An overloaded cruise vessel sank in Russia's Volga River, killing 122 people. Some 70 people were killed when a train derailed in northern India. Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World, brought down by a phone-hacking scandal, signed off with a simple front page message: "THANK YOU & GOODBYE." Acclaimed French choreographer Roland Petit, 87, died in Geneva.
Today's birthdays: Former boxer Jake LaMotta is 91. Writer-producer Earl Hamner Jr. is 89. Former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins is 85. Actor William Smithers is 85. Broadway composer Jerry Herman is 81. Director Ivan Passer is 79. Actor Lawrence Pressman is 73. Singer Mavis Staples is 73. Actor Mills Watson is 72. Actor Robert Pine is 71. Rock musician Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) is 69. International Tennis Hall of Famer Virginia Wade is 67. Actor Ron Glass is 67. Actress Sue Lyon is 66. Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is 65. Rock musician Dave Smalley is 63. Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 61. Rock singer Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) is 58. Banjo player Bela Fleck is 54. Country musician Shaw Wilson (BR549) is 52. Country singer-songwriter Ken Mellons is 47. Rock musician Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros) is 47. Actor Gale Harold is 43. Country singer Gary LeVox (leh-VOH') (Rascal Flatts) is 42. Actor Aaron D. Spears is 41. Actress Sofia Vergara is 40. Rockabilly singer Imelda May is 38. Actor Adrian Grenier (grehn-YAY') is 36. Actress Gwendoline Yeo is 35. Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas is 32. Singer-actress Jessica Simpson is 32. Rock musician John Spiker is 31. Actress Heather Hemmens is 28.
Thought for today: "One must choose in life between boredom and suffering." -- Germaine de Stael, French author (1766-1817)
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