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Five years ago: A federal jury in Kansas City, Mo., decided that Lisa Montgomery, convicted of killing expectant mother Bobbie Jo Stinnett (STIHN'-net) and cutting the baby from her womb, should receive the death penalty. The Georgia Supreme Court freed Genarlow Wilson, saying his 10-year sentence for consensual oral sex with another teenager, a 15-year-old girl, was cruel and unusual punishment. Friedman Paul Erhardt, television's "Chef Tell," died in Upper Black Eddy, Pa., at age 63.
One year ago: President Barack Obama recalled his struggles with student loan debt as he unveiled a plan at the University of Colorado Denver that could give millions of young people some relief on their payments. In a verdict that disappointed pro-democracy activists, two Egyptian policemen who beat a man to death were convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and given a relatively light sentence in a case that helped spark Egypt's uprising.
Today's birthdays: Former Sen. Edward Brooke III, R-Mass., is 93. Actress Shelley Morrison is 76. Actor Bob Hoskins is 70. Author Pat Conroy is 67. Actress Jaclyn Smith is 67. TV host Pat Sajak is 66. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is 65. Singer Maggie Roche (The Roches) is 61. Musician Bootsy Collins is 61. Actor James Pickens Jr. is 60. Rock musician Keith Strickland (The B-52's) is 59. Actor D.W. Moffett is 58. Actress Rita Wilson is 56. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, is 53. Actor Dylan McDermott is 51. Actor Cary Elwes is 50. Singer Natalie Merchant is 49. Country singer Keith Urban is 45. Actor Tom Cavanagh is 44. Actress Rosemarie DeWitt is 41. Actor Anthony Rapp is 41. Writer-producer Seth MacFarlane (TV: "Family Guy") is 39. Actress Lennon Parham is 37. Actor Hal Ozsan is 36. Actor Jon Heder is 35. Singer Mark Barry (BBMak) is 34. Olympic silver medal figure skater Sasha Cohen is 28.
Thought for today: "Facts are many, but the truth is one." -- Sir Rabindranath Tagore (ruh-BIHN'-druh-naht tuh-GOHR'), Indian Nobel Prize-winning poet (1861-1941)
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