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Five years ago: A former student dressed in black walked onto the stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on a packed science class; Steven Kazmierczak (kaz-MUR'-chehk) killed five students before committing suicide. Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney endorsed John McCain for the party's presidential nomination.
One year ago: A fire broke out at the Comayagua farm prison in Honduras, killing 361 inmates. "Linsanity" continued as Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points and New York rallied to beat the Raptors 90-87, extending its winning streak to six games. Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.
Today's birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 92. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 79. Actor Andrew Prine is 77. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 74. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 71. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 70. Movie director Alan Parker is 69. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 69. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 66. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 65. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 65. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY') (Beausoleil) is 62. Actor Ken Wahl is 56. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 54. Actress Meg Tilly is 53. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 53. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 52. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 50. Actor Zach Galligan is 49. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 49. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 47. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 46. Actor Simon Pegg is 43. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 41. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 41. Actor Matt Barr is 29. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 27. Actor Freddie Highmore is 21.
Thought for today: "I am living on hope and faith ... a pretty good diet when the mind will receive them." -- Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (1869-1935)
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