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Ten years ago: Leonard Gregg, a part-time firefighter, was charged with starting one of the two wildfires that merged into a monstrous blaze in eastern Arizona. (Gregg later pleaded guilty and was sentenced in 2004 to 10 years in federal prison; he was released in June 2011.) Brazil defeated Germany 2-0 for the team's record fifth World Cup title.
Five years ago: Two men rammed a jeep loaded with gasoline canisters into the main terminal at Glasgow Airport in Scotland, failing to set off an explosion, but seriously burning one of the suspects; the attack came a day after two cars rigged as bombs were found in London.
One year ago: The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued an indictment naming four suspects in the assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (rah-FEEK' hah-REER'-ee), including a high-ranking Hezbollah militant linked to the 1983 truck bombings at the U.S. and French embassies in Kuwait. (Hezbollah is refusing to extradite the suspects.) Conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck said goodbye to Fox News Channel, airing his final show before going into business for himself.
Today's birthdays: Actor Tony Musante is 76. Actress Nancy Dussault is 76. Singer Glenn Shorrock is 68. Jazz musician Stanley Clarke is 61. Actor David Garrison is 60. Rock musician Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) is 59. Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is 56. Actor Vincent D'Onofrio is 53. Actress Deirdre Lovejoy is 50. Actor Rupert Graves is 49. Boxer Mike Tyson is 46. Rock musician Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) is 43. Actor Brian Bloom is 42. Actor Brian Vincent is 42. Actress Monica Potter is 41. Actor Rick Gonzalez is 33. Actress Lizzy Caplan is 30. Rhythm-and-blues singer Fantasia ("American Idol") is 28. Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 27.
Thought for today: "The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure." -- B.C. Forbes, Scottish journalist (1880-1954)
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