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Five years ago: A day after an international Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md., President George W. Bush told Israeli and Palestinian leaders he was personally committed to their mission of peace. Republican presidential rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney clashed over immigration in a provocative, no-holds-barred CNN/YouTube debate. O.J. Simpson pleaded not guilty in Las Vegas to charges of kidnapping and armed robbery stemming from a confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers. (Simpson and a co-defendant were later convicted.) Broadway stagehands and theater producers reached a tentative agreement on ending a crippling 19-day-old strike.
One year ago: Egyptians, despite a recent wave of unrest, waited peacefully in long lines to vote in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak; Islamist parties were the big winners. Occupy Wall Street protesters defied a deadline to remove their weeks-old encampment on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn.
Today's birthdays: Recording executive Berry Gordy Jr. is 83. Former Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., is 76. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 72. Singer Randy Newman is 69. CBS News correspondent Susan Spencer is 66. Movie director Joe Dante is 65. "Late Show" orchestra leader Paul Shaffer is 63. Actor Ed Harris is 62. Former NASA teacher in space Barbara Morgan is 61. Actress S. Epatha (eh-PAY'-thah) Merkerson is 60. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is 59. Country singer Kristine Arnold (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 56. Actor Judd Nelson is 53. Movie director Alfonso Cuaron (kwahr-OHN') is 51. Rock musician Matt Cameron is 50. Actress Jane Sibbett is 50. Comedian Jon Stewart is 50. Actress Garcelle Beauvais (gar-SEHL' boh-VAY') is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dawn Robinson is 44. Hip-hop musician apl.de.ap (Black Eyed Peas) is 38. Actress Aimee Garcia is 34. Rapper Chamillionaire is 33. Actor Daniel Henney is 33. Rock musician Rostam Batmanglij (bot-man-GLEESH') (Vampire Weekend) is 29. Rock singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees) is 29. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead is 28. R&B singer Trey Songz is 28. Actress Scarlett Pomers ("Reba") is 24.
Thought for today: "We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later." -- Mary Hunter Austin, American novelist and playwright (1868-1934)
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