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Five years ago: North Korea told the United States it had shut down its nuclear reactor, hours after a ship cruised into port loaded with oil promised in return for the country's pledge to disarm. Former presidents, fellow first ladies and about 1,800 other people attended a private funeral in Austin, Texas, for Lady Bird Johnson, the widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
One year ago: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. declared a mistrial in baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial over inadmissible evidence shown to jurors. (Clemens was acquitted in a retrial.)
Today's birthdays: Actor Dale Robertson is 89. Actor Harry Dean Stanton is 86. Actress Nancy Olson is 84. Actress Polly Bergen is 82. Former football player and actor Rosey Grier is 80. Actor Vincent Pastore is 66. Former music company executive Tommy Mottola (muh-TOH'-luh) is 63. Rock musician Chris Cross (Ultravox) is 60. Actor Jerry Houser is 60. Actor-director Eric Laneuville is 60. Actor Stan Shaw is 60. Movie producer Scott Rudin is 54. Singer-guitarist Kyle Gass is 52. Country musician Ray Herndon (McBride and the Ride) is 52. Actress Jane Lynch (TV: "Glee") is 52. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is 51. Actor Matthew Fox is 46. Rock musician Ellen Reid (Crash Test Dummies) is 46. Rock singer-musician Tanya Donelly is 46. Actress Missy Gold is 42. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Ross Rebagliati is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tameka Cottle (Xscape) is 37. Country singer Jamey Johnson is 37. Hip-hop musician taboo (Black Eyed Peas) is 37. Actor Scott Porter is 33.
Thought for today: "Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow." -- Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)
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