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Five years ago: Under oath and sometimes blistering questioning, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens told Congress: "I have never taken steroids or HGH." Hollywood writers ended their 100-day strike that had disrupted the TV season and canceled awards shows. Japanese movie director Kon Ichikawa died in Tokyo at age 92.
One year ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a measure making Washington state the seventh to legalize same-sex marriage.
Today's birthdays: U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager (ret.) is 90. Actress Kim Novak is 80. Actor George Segal is 79. Actress Carol Lynley is 71. Singer-musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) is 71. Actress Stockard Channing is 69. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 69. Actor Bo Svenson is 69. Singer Peter Gabriel is 63. Actor David Naughton is 62. Rock musician Peter Hook is 57. Actor Matt Salinger is 53. Singer Henry Rollins is 52. Actor Neal McDonough is 47. Singer Freedom Williams is 47. Actress Kelly Hu is 45. Rock musician Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 41. Singer Robbie Williams is 39. Singer-songwriter Feist is 37. Rhythm-and-blues performer Natalie Stewart is 34. Actress Mena Suvari (MEE'-nuh soo-VAHR'-ee) is 34.
Thought for today: "It is not so much what we have done amiss, as what we have left undone, that will trouble us, looking back." -- Ellen Wood, English playwright and journalist (1813-1887)
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