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Five years ago: Despite significant dissent in the ranks, United Auto Workers members narrowly passed a four-year contract agreement with Chrysler LLC. The Boston Red Sox took a 3-0 World Series lead with a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies in Denver.
One year ago: European leaders clinched a deal they hoped would mark a turning point in their two-year debt crisis, agreeing to have banks take bigger losses on Greece's debts and to boost the region's weapons against market turmoil. The St. Louis Cardinals stunned the Texas Rangers 10-9 with an 11th inning homer by David Freese, forcing the World Series to a seventh game.
Today's birthdays: Actress Nanette Fabray is 92. Baseball Hall-of-Famer and sportscaster Ralph Kiner is 90. Actress Ruby Dee is 88. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 73. Author Maxine Hong Kingston is 72. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 70. Producer-director Ivan Reitman is 66. Country singer-musician Jack Daniels is 63. Rock musician Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 63. Author Fran Lebowitz is 62. Rock musician K.K. Downing is 61. TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 61. Actor-director Roberto Benigni is 60. Actor Peter Firth is 59. Actor Robert Picardo is 59. World Golf Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan is 56. Singer Simon Le Bon is 54. Country musician Jerry Dale McFadden (The Mavericks) is 48. Internet news editor Matt Drudge is 46. Rock musician Jason Finn (Presidents of the United States of America) is 45. Rock singer Scott Weiland (WY'-land) is 45. Actor Sean Holland is 44. Actress Sheeri Rappaport is 35. Violinist Vanessa-Mae is 34. Actress-singer Kelly Osbourne is 28.
Thought for today: "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." -- Theodore Roosevelt, American president (1858-1919)
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