Five years ago: In a setback to President George W. Bush's war strategy, GOP stalwart Sen. Pete Domenici said he wanted to see an end to combat operations and U.S. troops heading home from Iraq by spring 2008. French opera soprano Regine Crespin died in Paris at age 80.
One year ago: A jury in Orlando, Fla., found Casey Anthony, 25, not guilty of murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
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Today's Birthdays: Actress Katherine Helmond is 83. Actress Shirley Knight is 76. Singer-musician Robbie Robertson is 69. Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 64. Rock star Huey Lewis is 62. Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rich "Goose" Gossage is 61. Country musician Charles Ventre is 60. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is 53. Actor Dorien Wilson is 50. Actress Edie Falco is 49. Actress Kathryn Erbe (er-BEE') is 47. Actor Michael Stuhlbarg (STOOL'-bahrg) is 44. Country musician Brent Flynn (Flynnville Train) is 43. Rapper RZA (RIH'-zuh) is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Joe is 39. Rock musician Bengt Lagerberg (The Cardigans) is 39. Actor Dale Godboldo is 37. Rapper Bizarre is 36. Rapper Royce da 5'9" is 35. Rock singer Jason Wade (Lifehouse) is 32. Actor Ryan Hansen is 31. Country musician Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) is 30. Rock musician Nick O'Malley (Arctic Monkeys) is 27. Actor Jason Dolley is 21.
Thought for Today: "Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." — Cecil Beaton, English fashion photographer and costume designer (1904-1980).
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