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Five years ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke briefly with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee) at the United Nations, but they did not discuss a Baghdad shootout involving guards from a U.S. company protecting American diplomats that claimed civilian lives. Marcel Marceau, the master of mime, died in Paris at age 84.
One year ago: A group of European researchers at the world's biggest physics lab in Switzerland claimed to have measured a subatomic particle, a neutrino, traveling faster than the speed of light, a finding that challenged Einstein's theory of relativity (however, the results have since been refuted by other scientists). American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as "arrogant powers" ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Germany on his first state visit to his homeland.
Today's birthdays: Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda is 85. NBA Commissioner David Stern is 70. Musician King Sunny Ade is 66. Actor Paul Le Mat is 66. Capt. Mark Phillips is 64. Rock singer David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) is 61. Actress Shari Belafonte is 58. Singer Debby Boone is 56. Country singer June Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 56. Singer Nick Cave is 55. Rock singer Johnette Napolitano is 55. Classical crossover singer Andrea Bocelli (an-DRAY'-ah boh-CHEL'-ee) is 54. Singer-musician Joan Jett is 54. Actor Scott Baio is 52. Actress Catherine Oxenberg is 51. Actor Rob Stone is 50. Rock musician Matt Sharp is 43. Rock musician Dave Hernandez is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Big Rube (Society of Soul) is 41. Actress Mireille Enos is 37. Actor Michael Graziadei (GRAHT'-zee-uh-day-ee) is 33. Actress Ashley Drane (Eckstein) is 31. Actor Tom Felton is 25.
Thought for today: "I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." -- Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (1804-1864)
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