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Five years ago: Dozens of members of the Mongol motorcycle gang were arrested by federal agents in six states on a variety of charges following a three-year investigation in which undercover agents infiltrated the group. Iraq's Cabinet decided to ask the U.S. for changes to the draft agreement that would keep American troops there for three more years. The former prime minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra (TAHK'-sin SHIN'-uh-wah), was convicted in absentia of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison.
One year ago: Former senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern died in South Dakota at the age of 90. A Wisconsin man, Radcliffe Haughton, opened fire at the spa where his wife worked, killing her and two others and wounding four other women before turning the gun on himself.
Today's birthdays: Actress Joyce Randolph is 89. Author Ursula K. Le Guin is 84. Rock singer Manfred Mann is 73. Musician Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MG's) is 72. Singer Elvin Bishop is 71. TV's Judge Judy Sheindlin is 71. Actor Everett McGill is 68. Musician Lee Loughnane (LAHK'-nayn) (Chicago) is 67. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is 64. Musician Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) is 60. Movie director Catherine Hardwicke is 58. Actress-author Carrie Fisher is 57. Singer Julian Cope is 56. Rock musician Steve Lukather (Toto) is 56. Actor Ken Watanabe (wah-tah-NAH'-bee) is 54. Actress Melora Walters is 53. Rock musician Che (chay) Colovita Lemon is 43. Rock singer-musician Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator) is 42. Christian rock musician Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay) is 40. Actor Jeremy Miller is 37. Actor Will Estes is 35. Actor Michael McMillian is 35. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian (kahr-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 33. Actor Matt Dallas is 31. Actor Aaron Tveit (tuh-VAYT') is 30.
Thought for today: "A man is what he thinks about all day long." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet and philosopher (1803-1882)
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