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Five years ago: President George W. Bush welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House for a half-hour meeting. Libya won a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Actress Deborah Kerr (kahr) died in Suffolk, England, at age 86. Barbara West Dainton, believed to be the next-to-last survivor from the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912, died in Camborne, England, at age 96.
One year ago: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was formally dedicated in Washington, D.C. Dan Wheldon, 33, died in a fiery 15-car wreck in the Las Vegas Indy 300. Danell Leyva became the first American man gymnast to win a gold medal at the World Championships since 2003, taking the parallel bars title in Tokyo. The St. Louis Cardinals captured their 18th NL pennant with a 12-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 6.
Today's birthdays: Actress Angela Lansbury is 87. Author Gunter Grass is 85. Actor-producer Tony Anthony is 75. Actor Barry Corbin is 72. Sportscaster Tim McCarver is 71. Rock musician C.F. Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is 69. Actress Suzanne Somers is 66. Rock singer-musician Bob Weir is 65. Producer-director David Zucker is 65. Record company executive Jim Ed Norman is 64. Actor Daniel Gerroll is 61. Actor Morgan Stevens is 61. Actress Martha Smith is 60. Comedian-actor Andy Kindler is 56. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 54. Actor-musician Gary Kemp is 53. Singer-musician Bob Mould is 52. Actor Randy Vasquez is 51. Rock musician Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 50. Actor Todd Stashwick is 44. Jazz musician Roy Hargrove is 43. Actress Terri J. Vaughn is 43. Singer Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 43. Rapper B-Rock (B-Rock and the Bizz) is 41. Rock singer Chad Gray (Mudvayne) is 41. Actress Kellie Martin is 37. Singer John Mayer is 35. Actor Jeremy Jackson is 32. Actress Caterina Scorsone is 32. Actress Brea Grant is 31.
Thought for today: "To walk into history is to be free at once, to be at large among people." -- Elizabeth Bowen, Irish-born author (1899-1973)
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