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Five years ago: Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, defeating Barack Obama and keeping her presidential hopes alive. At the close of a two-day North American summit in New Orleans, President George W. Bush chastised U.S. lawmakers for letting international trade deals falter and criticized Democratic presidential contenders for wanting to scrap or amend the vast North American free-trade zone. Singer-songwriter Paul Davis died in Meridian, Miss., a day after turning 60.
One year ago: George Zimmerman was quietly released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bail to await his second-degree murder trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal on a strategic partnership agreement ensuring that Americans would provide military and financial support to the Afghan people for at least a decade beyond 2014, the deadline for most foreign forces to withdraw. In the first round of the French presidential election, Socialist Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') narrowly edged conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy (sahr-koh-ZEE'), sending the candidates to a May 6 runoff, which Hollande won.
Today's birthdays: Actor George Cole is 88. Actress Charlotte Rae is 87. Actress Estelle Harris is 81. Singer Glen Campbell is 77. Actor Jack Nicholson is 76. Singer Mel Carter is 70. Author Janet Evanovich is 70. Country singer Cleve Francis is 68. Movie director John Waters is 67. Singer Peter Frampton is 63. Rock singer-musician Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics; Squeeze) is 62. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 59. Actor Ryan Stiles is 54. Baseball manager Terry Francona is 54. Comedian Byron Allen is 52. Actor Chris Makepeace is 49. Rock musician Fletcher Dragge (DRAH'-guh) is 47. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 47. Actress Sheryl Lee is 46. Actress-talk show host Sherri Shepherd is 46. Country singer-musician Heath Wright (Ricochet) is 46. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 42. Actor Eric Mabius is 42. Actor Ingo Rademacher (RAH'-deh-mah-ker) is 42. Rock musician Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) is 39. Rock singer-musician Daniel Johns (Silverchair) is 34. Actress Michelle Ryan is 29. Actress Amber Heard is 27.
Thought for today: "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach." -- Aldous Huxley, English author (1894-1963)
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