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Ten years ago: President George W. Bush transferred his presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours during a routine colon screening that ended in a clean bill of health. Singer Rosemary Clooney died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 74.
Five years ago: British police defused two car bombs left to blow up near packed nightclubs and pubs in central London. The first Apple iPhones went on sale. Death claimed movie critic Joel Siegel at age 63 and George McCorkle, a founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band.
One year ago: In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory by agreeing that the government could require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans. Greece fended off bankruptcy as lawmakers backed austerity measures in the face of riots that left more than 100 injured.
Today's birthdays: Movie producer Robert Evans is 82. Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 72. Actor Gary Busey is 68. Comedian Richard Lewis is 65. Actor-turned-politican-turned-radio personality Fred Grandy is 64. Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) is 64. Singer Don Dokken (Dokken) is 59. Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 59. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 55. Actress Sharon Lawrence is 51. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stedman Pearson (Five Star) is 48. Actress Kathleen Wilhoite is 48. Producer-writer Matthew Weiner is 47. Musician Dale Baker is 46. Actress Melora Hardin is 45. Rap DJ Shadow is 40. Country musician Todd Sansom (Marshall Dyllon) is 34. Singer Nicole Scherzinger is 34.
Thought for today: "Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart." -- Phyllis McGinley, American poet and author (1905-1978)
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