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February 25th - Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof, Sean Astin & Rashida Jones


Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2012. There are 310 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 25, 1862, Nashville, Tennessee was occupied by federal forces during the Civil War; it was the first Confederate capital to fall to the Union.

On this date:
In 138, The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
In 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
In 1631, François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, arrested by Richelieu's orders.
In 1779, a militia led by George Rogers Clark routed the British from Fort Sackville in the Revolutionary War Battle of Vincennes in present-day Indiana.
In 1797, Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
In 1831, Battle of Olszynka Grochowska, part of Polish November Uprising against Russian Empire.
In 1836, Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
In 1843, Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
In 1848, Provisional government in revolutionary France, by Louis Blanc's motion, guarantees workers right.
In 1856, A Peace conference opened in Paris after Crimean War.
In 1866, Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull, human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
In 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
In 1875, Guangxu Emperor of China began his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi's regency.
In 1901, J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
In 1912, Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox.
In 1916, Germans captured Fort Douaumont during Battle of Verdun.
In 1919, Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
In 1921, Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
In 1922, French serial killer Henri Landru, convicted of murdering 10 women and the son of one of them, was executed in Versailles.
In 1928, Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
In 1932, Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
In 1933, The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
In 1941, February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
In 1945, World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
In 1947, The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
In 1948, The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
In 1950, "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris, debuted on NBC-TV.
In 1951, The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1954, Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
In 1956, In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
In 1964, North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
In 1964, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.
In 1964, U.S. Air Force launches a satellite employing a US Air Force Atlas/Agena combination from Point Arguello (LC-2-3) in California and from Cape Kennedy in Florida.
In 1968, Vietnam War: 135 unarmed citizens of Ha My village in South Vietnam's Quảng Nam Province are killed and buried en masse by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Ha My massacre.
In 1970, Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko died in New York, a suicide, at age 66.
In 1971, The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
In 1980, The Suriname government is overthrown by a military coup which is initiated with the bombing of the police station from an army ship off the coast of the nation's capital, Paramaribo
In 1983, Statute of Autonomy approved for the Balearic Islands.
In 1986, People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.
In 1988, Roh Tae-woo became president of South Korea.
In 1990, Violeta Chamorro wins presidential elections in Nicaragua, against Daniel Ortega.
In 1991, Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
In 1991, Warsaw Pact declared disbanded.
In 1992, Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
In 1994, Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
In 2001, Non-reformed communists won the elections in Moldova.
In 2009, Members of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including more than 50 army officials.
In 2011, In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffers the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.

Ten years ago: Former NBA star Jayson Williams was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Costas "Gus" Christofi, a limousine driver at Williams' estate in Alexandria Township, N.J. (A jury convicted Williams in 2004 of trying to cover up the slaying; it acquitted Williams of aggravated manslaughter but deadlocked on a lesser charge of reckless manslaughter.)

Five years ago: A female suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college in Baghdad. In Detroit, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan stressed religious unity during what was billed as his final major speech, saying the world was at war because Christians and Muslims were divided. "The Departed" won best picture at the Academy Awards; its director, Martin Scorsese, won an Oscar on his sixth nomination.

One year ago: Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure in the small hours before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening. (The vote sent the bill on to the Wisconsin Senate, where minority Democrats had fled to Illinois to prevent a vote.) The Obama White House broke decades of tradition, naming Jeremy Bernard the first man to ever serve as social secretary in the female-dominated East Wing. Suze Rotolo, artist and girlfriend of singer Bob Dylan, who was his lyrical muse when he came to prominence in the early 1960s, died in New York at age 67.

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Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ralph Stanley is 85. Actor Tom Courtenay is 75. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 75. Actress Diane Baker is 74. Actress Karen Grassle is 70. Humorist Jack Handey is 63. Movie director Neil Jordan is 62. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 55. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm) is 53. Actress Veronica Webb is 47. Actor Alexis Denisof is 46. Actress Tea Leoni is 46. Comedian Carrot Top is 45. Actress Lesley Boone is 44. Actor Sean Astin is 41. Singer Daniel Powter is 41. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 39. Rock musician Richard Liles is 39. Actor Anson Mount is 39. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 37. Actress Rashida Jones is 36. Actor Justin Berfield is 26. Actors Oliver and James Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 26. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 25.

1919, Monte Irvin, American baseball player
1921, Andy Pafko, American baseball player
1927, Dickie Jones, American actor
1927, Ralph Stanley, American musician
1935, Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
1938, Diane Baker, American actress
1940, Danny Cater, American baseball player
1940, Billy Packer, American sports broadcaster
1944, Matt Guokas, American basketball player & head coach
1947, Lee Evans, American athlete
1947, Marc Sautet, French writer, teacher and philosopher (d. 1998)
1947, Doug Yule, American bass guitarist (The Velvet Underground)
1949, Ric Flair, American professional wrestler
1951, James Brown, American sportscaster
1951, César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
1951, Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
1952, Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
1954, John Doe, American musician
1958, Jeff Fisher, American football coach
1958, Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
1961, Todd Blackledge, American football player and television color commentator
1961, Chris Pitman, American keyboardist (Guns N' Roses)
1963, Paul O'Neill, American baseball player
1964, Don Majkowski, American football player
1965, Brian Baker, American guitarist
1966, Nancy O'Dell, American television personality
1966, Samantha Phillips, American actress
1976, Samaki Walker, American basketball player
1979, Jennifer Ferrin, American actress
1985, Joakim Noah, American basketball player
1986, Justin Berfield, American actor
1986, James and Oliver Phelps, English actors
1989, Jimmer Fredette, American basketball player
1997, Isabelle Fuhrman, American actress

Born on this day, Feb. 25, passed away:
1873, Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
1888, John Foster Dulles, American politician, former United States Senator from New York, and 52nd United States Secretary of State (d. 1959)
1901, Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
1913, Jim Backus, American actor (d. 1989)
1913, Gert Fröbe, German actor (d. 1988)
1918, Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
1920, Philip Habib, American diplomat (d. 1992)
1928, Larry Gelbart, American comedy writer (d. 2009)
1929, Christopher George, American actor (d. 1983)
1929, Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (d. 2007)
1932, Faron Young, American singer (d. 1996)
1940, Ron Santo, American baseball player and broadcaster (d. 2010)
1943, George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (d. 2001)
1961, Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)

Notable deaths, Feb. 24:
1934, John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
1957, George "Bugs" Moran, American gangster (b. 1893)
1975, Elijah Muhammad, American Black Muslim leader (b. 1897)
1983, Tennessee Williams, American playwright (b. 1911)
1987, James Coco, American actor (b. 1930)
1994, Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer (b. 1914)
1996, Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-born actor (b. 1940)
1997, Cal Abrams, American major league baseball outfielder (b. 1924)
2006, Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
2008, Charles Chan, father of Jackie Chan (b. 1914)

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Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 25, 1943, George Harrison, lead guitarist/singer/songwriter for The Beatles, solo career and co-founder of The Traveling Wilburys, is born in Liverpool, England. He died from lung cancer on Nov. 29, 2001.

One year ago: A gunman killed two American military advisers with shots to the back of the head inside Afghanistan's heavily guarded Interior Ministry as protests raged for a fifth day over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. army base. Lynn D. "Buck" Compton, 90, a veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died in Burlington, Wash.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ralph Stanley is 86. Actor Tom Courtenay is 76. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 76. Actress Diane Baker is 75. Actress Karen Grassle is 71. Humorist Jack Handey is 64. Movie director Neil Jordan is 63. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 56. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm) is 54. Actress Veronica Webb is 48. Actor Alexis Denisof is 47. Actress Tea (TAY'-ah) Leoni is 47. Comedian Carrot Top is 46. Actress Lesley Boone is 45. Actor Sean Astin is 42. Singer Daniel Powter is 42. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 40. Rock musician Richard Liles is 40. Actor Anson Mount is 40. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 38. Actress Rashida Jones is 37. Actor Justin Berfield is 27. Actors James and Oliver Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 27. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 26.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2014. There are 309 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became the world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeated Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. (The victory was scored as a technical knockout when an injured Liston failed to answer the bell for the seventh round.)

Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Locke v. Davey, ruled states didn't have to underwrite the religious training of students planning careers in the ministry. The Mel Gibson film "The Passion of the Christ" opened in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Ash Wednesday.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama introduced former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for commerce secretary after two earlier choices dropped out. A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 crashed while trying to land at Amsterdam's main airport, but 126 of the people on board survived; nine were killed, including the pilots.

One year ago: A high-stakes civil trial started in New Orleans to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (Testimony for the first phase of the trial concluded in April 2013; the trial's second phase began and ended in Oct. 2013, with a third phase yet to take place.) Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, 96, died in Hanover, N.H.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ralph Stanley is 87. Actor Tom Courtenay is 77. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 77. Actress Diane Baker is 76. Actress Karen Grassle is 72. Humorist Jack Handey is 65. Movie director Neil Jordan is 64. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 57. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm; Big Country) is 55. Actress Veronica Webb is 49. Actor Alexis Denisof is 48. Actress Tea (TAY'-ah) Leoni is 48. Comedian Carrot Top is 47. Actress Lesley Boone is 46. Actor Sean Astin is 43. Singer Daniel Powter is 43. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 41. Rock musician Richard Liles is 41. Actor Anson Mount is 41. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 39. Actress Rashida Jones is 38. Country singer Shawna Thompson (Thompson Square) is 36. Actor Justin Berfield is 28. Actors Oliver and James Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 28. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 27.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2015. There are 309 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 25, 1940, a National Hockey League game was televised for the first time by New York City station W2XBS as the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 6-2, at Madison Square Garden.

Ten years ago: Municipal employee and church leader Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK ("bind, torture, kill") serial slayings that had terrorized Wichita, Kansas. (Rader later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.) A suicide bombing killed four Israelis outside a Tel Aviv nightclub, shattering an informal truce. Amnesty International founder Peter Benenson died in Oxford, England, at age 83. Hall of Fame basketball coach John Chaney was suspended for the rest of the regular season by Temple for ordering rough play by one of his players during a game against Saint Joseph's. The Walt Disney Co. agreed to sell the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to billionaire Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan, for $75 million.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama convened a health care summit with Democrats and Republicans; after a day of debate and disagreement, the president concluded the talkfest with a bleak assessment that an accord might not be possible. In Vancouver, the Canadian women beat the United States 2-0 for their third straight Olympic hockey title. Americans Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane finished 1-2 in a Nordic combined race. Yuna Kim of South Korea won ladies' figure skating.

One year ago: In a blunt warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Barack Obama threatened to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if a crucial security pact wasn't signed. (U.S. and Afghan officials signed the pact in Sept. 2014.) Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," died in Mill Valley, California, at age 81.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ralph Stanley is 88. Actor Tom Courtenay is 78. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 78. Actress Diane Baker is 77. Actress Karen Grassle is 73. Humorist Jack Handey is 66. Movie director Neil Jordan is 65. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 58. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm; Big Country) is 56. Actress Veronica Webb is 50. Actor Alexis Denisof is 49. Actress Tea (TAY'-ah) Leoni is 49. Comedian Carrot Top is 48. Actress Lesley Boone is 47. Actor Sean Astin is 44. Singer Daniel Powter is 44. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 42. Rock musician Richard Liles is 42. Actor Anson Mount is 42. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 40. Actress Rashida Jones is 39. Country singer Shawna Thompson (Thompson Square) is 37. Actor Justin Berfield is 29. Actors James and Oliver Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 29. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 28.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2016. There are 310 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 25, 1943, George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, was born in Liverpool, England. He died from cancer on Nov. 29, 2001. He also was accomplished solo artist, founded the Concert for Bangladesh and The Traveling Wilburys.

Ten years ago: In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner in the central African country's first multiparty election in 25 years. Apolo Anton Ohno upset favored South Korean Ahn Hyun-soo to win the gold in the 500-meter short track speedskating event at the Winter Games in Turin. Actor Darren McGavin died in Los Angeles at age 83.

Five years ago: Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure in the small hours before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening. (The vote sent the bill on to the Wisconsin Senate, where minority Democrats had fled to Illinois to prevent a vote.) The Obama White House broke decades of tradition, naming Jeremy Bernard the first man to ever serve as social secretary in the female-dominated East Wing. Suze Rotolo, artist and girlfriend of singer Bob Dylan, who was his lyrical muse when he came to prominence in the early 1960s, died in New York at age 67.

One year ago: Secretary of State John Kerry fielded dozens of questions from House Foreign Affairs Committee members worried about what Iran could get in a deal being negotiated to block its ability to make an atomic weapon.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ralph Stanley is 89. Actor Tom Courtenay is 79. Former CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 79. Actress Diane Baker is 78. Actress Karen Grassle is 74. Humorist Jack Handey is 67. Movie director Neil Jordan is 66. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 59. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm; Big Country) is 57. Actress Veronica Webb is 51. Actor Alexis Denisof is 50. Actress Tea (TAY'-ah) Leoni is 50. Comedian Carrot Top is 49. Actress Lesley Boone is 48. Actor Sean Astin is 45. Singer Daniel Powter is 45. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 43. Rock musician Richard Liles is 43. Actor Anson Mount is 43. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 41. Actress Rashida Jones is 40. Country singer Shawna Thompson (Thompson Square) is 38. Actor Justin Berfield is 30. Actors Oliver and James Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 30. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 29.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2017. There are 309 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 25, 1943, The Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England. He died on Nov. 29, 2001, from cancer.

Ten years ago: A female suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college in Baghdad. In Detroit, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan stressed religious unity during what was billed as his final major speech, saying the world was at war because Christians and Muslims were divided. "The Departed" won best picture at the Academy Awards; its director, Martin Scorsese, won an Oscar on his sixth nomination.

Five years ago: A gunman killed two American military advisers with shots to the back of the head inside Afghanistan's heavily guarded Interior Ministry as protests raged for a fifth day over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. army base. Lynn D. "Buck" Compton, 90, a veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died in Burlington, Washington.

One year ago: Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went after Donald Trump during their Republican debate in Houston, lacerating the front-runner's position on immigration, his privileged background, his speaking style and more; Ted Cruz piled on, too, questioning Trump's conservative credentials. A gunman stormed into a Hesston, Kansas, factory and shot 17 people, killing three, before being shot dead by police.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 25: Actor Tom Courtenay is 80. Former CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 80. Actress Diane Baker is 79. Actress Karen Grassle is 75. Humorist Jack Handey is 68. Movie director Neil Jordan is 67. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 60. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm; Big Country) is 58. Actress Veronica Webb is 52. Actor Alexis Denisof is 51. Actress Tea (TAY'-ah) Leoni is 51. Comedian Carrot Top is 50. Actress Lesley Boone is 49. Actor Sean Astin is 46. Singer Daniel Powter is 46. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 44. Rock musician Richard Liles is 44. Actor Anson Mount is 44. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 42. Actress Rashida Jones is 41. Country singer Shawna Thompson (Thompson Square) is 39. Actor Justin Berfield is 31. Actors James and Oliver Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 31. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 30.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox and Attorney General Edmund Randolph.

On Feb. 25, 1943, Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison (also The Traveling Wilburys) was born in Liverpool, England.

Ten years ago: A 2006 Associated Press photograph of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wearing traditional local garb during a visit to Kenya began circulating online; the Obama campaign accused Hillary Clinton's campaign of being responsible, a charge rejected by Clinton officials. The New York Philharmonic arrived in North Korea to perform a concert, the same day Lee Myung-bak was sworn in as South Korea's first conservative president in a decade.



Five years ago: A high-stakes civil trial started in New Orleans to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled in September 2014 that BP acted with "gross negligence"; BP ended up reaching a record-setting $20 billion settlement with the federal government and five Gulf states.) Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, 96, died in Hanover, N.H.



One year ago: Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman during a meeting in Atlanta. A man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, injuring more than 30 people (Neilson Rizzuto later pleaded guilty to 11 felony counts of negligent vehicular injuring and 14 related misdemeanor counts; he was sentenced to roughly three years behind bars.) Actor Bill Paxton, 61, died in Los Angeles. The annual Golden Raspberry Awards bestowed four "honors" to both Dinesh D'Souza's documentary "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" and the superhero blockbuster "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."



Today's Birthdays: Actress Ann McCrea is 87. Actor Tom Courtenay is 81. Former CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 81. Actress Diane Baker is 80. Actress Karen Grassle is 76. Former professional wrestler Ric Flair is 69. Humorist Jack Handey is 69. Movie director Neil Jordan is 68. Rock singer-musician/actor John Doe (X) is 65. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 61. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm; Big Country) is 59. Actress Veronica Webb is 53. Actor Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) is 52. Actress Tea (TAY'-ah) Leoni is 52. Comedian Carrot Top is 51. Actress Lesley Boone is 50. Actor Sean Astin is 47. Singer Daniel Powter is 47. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 45. Rock musician Richard Liles is 45. Actor Anson Mount is 45. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 43. Actress Rashida Jones is 42. Country singer Shawna Thompson (Thompson Square) is 40. Actor Justin Berfield is 32. Actors James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter movies) are 32. Actress Jameela Jamil is 32. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 31.

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