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Five years ago: John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, winning delegate-rich primaries from the East Coast to California on Super Tuesday; Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama traded victories. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop.
One year ago: Josh Powell, long identified as a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan, set fire to his home in Graham, Wash., killing himself and his two sons, 7-year-old Charles and 5-year-old Braden, who had shown up for a supervised visit. Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 for New York's fourth NFL title in Super Bowl XLVI (46).
Today's birthdays: Country singer Claude King is 90. The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley is 85. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 79. Actor Stuart Damon is 76. Tony-winning playwright John Guare is 75. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 74. Actor David Selby is 72. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 72. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 71. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 71. Movie director Michael Mann is 70. Rock singer Al Kooper is 69. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 67. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 66. Actress Barbara Hershey is 65. Actor Christopher Guest is 65. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 65. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 52. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 51. Actress Laura Linney is 49. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 49. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 47. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 46. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 45. Singer Bobby Brown is 44. Actor Michael Sheen is 44. Country singer Sara Evans is 42. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 26. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 24.
Thought for today: "Men do not desire to be rich, but to be richer than other men." -- John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and economist (1806-1873)
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