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Five years ago: A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in a Cleveland high school, wounding two teachers and two classmates before killing himself. The United Auto Workers tentatively agreed on a contract with Chrysler. (UAW members ratified the accord, but with significant dissent.) A Russian spacecraft blasted off for the international space station, carrying Malaysia's first astronaut (Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor) and Peggy Whitson, an American who became the first woman to command the orbital outpost. German Gerhard Ertl won the 2007 Nobel Prize in chemistry on his 71st birthday.
One year ago: Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent of the United States won the Nobel Prize in economics. NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end a lockout. Albert Pujols had one of the biggest postseason nights of his career in Game 2 of the NL championship series, going 4 for 5 with a home run, three doubles and five RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 to even the series at 1-1. Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.
Today's birthdays: Former Illinois Sen. Adlai Stevenson III is 82. Actor Peter Coyote is 71. Entertainer Ben Vereen is 66. Singer John Prine is 66. Actor Charles Dance is 66. Rock singer-musician Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers) is 64. Actress Jessica Harper is 63. Author Nora Roberts (aka "J.D. Robb") is 62. Singer-musician Midge Ure is 59. Rock singer David Lee Roth is 58. Country singer Tanya Tucker is 54. Actress Julia Sweeney is 53. Actor Bradley Whitford is 53. Musician Martin Kemp is 51. Rock musician Jim Glennie (James) is 49. Actress Rebecca Pidgeon is 47. Rock musician Mike Malinin (mah-LIN'-in) (Goo Goo Dolls) is 45. NFL quarterback Brett Favre is 43. Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey is 43. Actor Mario Lopez is 39. Race driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 38. Actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe is 34. Singer Mya is 33. Actor Dan Stevens (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 30. Singer Cherie is 28. Actress Aimee Teegarden is 23.
Thought for today: "I have a strong moral sense -- by my standards." -- Rex Stout, American writer (1886-1975)
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