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Five years ago: Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd at Invesco Field in Denver, Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, promising what he called a clean break from the "broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush." Former U.S. Marine Jose Luis Nazario Jr., accused of killing unarmed Iraqi detainees in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter in Riverside, Calif.
One year ago: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination at a storm-delayed national convention in Tampa, Fla. Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds, as residents hunkered down behind boarded-up windows.
Today's birthdays: Actor Sonny Shroyer is 78. Actor Ken Jenkins is 73. Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 73. Actor David Soul is 70. MLB manager Lou Piniella is 70. Actress Barbara Bach is 67. Actress Debra Mooney is 66. Singer Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds) is 62. Actor Daniel Stern is 56. Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is 55. Actor John Allen Nelson is 54. Actress Emma Samms is 53. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 52. Movie director David Fincher is 51. Actress Amanda Tapping is 48. Country singer Shania (shah-NY'-uh) Twain is 48. Actor Billy Boyd is 45. Actor Jack Black is 44. Actor Jason Priestley is 44. Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans is 42. Actor J. August Richards is 40. Rock singer-musician Max Collins (Eve 6) is 35. Actress Carly Pope is 33. Country singer Jake Owen is 32. Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 31. Actor Michael Galeota is 29. Actress Sarah Roemer is 29. Actor Armie Hammer is 27. Rock singer Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) is 27. Actor/singer Samuel Larsen (TV: "Glee") is 22. Actor Kyle Massey is 22. Actress Quvenzhane (kwuh-VEHN'-zhah-nay) Wallis (Film: "Beasts of the Southern Wild") is 10. Reality TV star Alana Thompson, AKA "Honey Boo Boo," is 8.
Thought for today: "The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of one's self." -- Jane Addams, American social worker and Nobel Peace laureate (1860-1935)
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