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Five years ago: U.S. military helicopters launched a rare attack on Syrian territory, killing eight people in a strike Damascus condemned as "serious aggression." Tony Hillerman, author of the acclaimed Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels, died in Albuquerque, N.M., at age 83. The Philadelphia Phillies romped over the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 to move within one win of their first World Series championship since 1980.
One year ago: After leaving more than 40 people dead in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy headed toward the eastern United States, with forecasters warning that it would merge with two winter storm systems to create a megastorm. In what amounted to an economic closing argument for his campaign, Mitt Romney told an Iowa crowd that the nation needed "bold changes" to help revive the economy. The National Hockey League announced that its labor dispute would force the cancellation of all games through the end of November.
Today's birthdays: Former Sen. Edward Brooke III, R-Mass., is 94. Actress Shelley Morrison is 77. Actor Bob Hoskins is 71. Author Pat Conroy is 68. Actress Jaclyn Smith is 68. TV host Pat Sajak is 67. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is 66. Singer Maggie Roche (The Roches) is 62. Musician Bootsy Collins is 62. Actor James Pickens Jr. is 61. Rock musician Keith Strickland (The B-52's) is 60. Actor D.W. Moffett is 59. Actress/singer Rita Wilson is 57. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, is 54. Actor Dylan McDermott is 52. Actor Cary Elwes is 51. Singer Natalie Merchant is 50. Country singer Keith Urban is 46. Actor Tom Cavanagh is 45. Actress Rosemarie DeWitt is 42. Actor Anthony Rapp is 42. Writer-producer Seth MacFarlane (TV: "Family Guy") is 40. Actress Lennon Parham is 38. Actor Hal Ozsan is 37. Actor Jon Heder is 36. Singer Mark Barry (BBMak) is 35. Actor Jonathan Chase is 34. Olympic silver medal figure skater Sasha Cohen is 29.
Thought for today: "You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity." -- Marie Curie, Polish-French scientist (1867-1934).
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