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Ten years ago: International Red Cross workers visited Saddam Hussein, who was in U.S. custody in Iraq, checking his health and allowing him to write a note to his family.
Five years ago: In a last full day of talks in Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stressed American and Chinese cooperation on the economy and climate change. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to discuss the ongoing American strategic review of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.
One year ago: Drew Peterson, the Chicago-area police officer who'd gained notoriety after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007, was sentenced to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Today's Birthdays: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is 90. Movie director Bob Rafelson is 81. Actor Gary Lockwood is 77. Actor-director Richard Beymer is 75. Actor Peter McEnery is 74. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is 74. Film/music company executive David Geffen is 71. Actor Alan Rickman is 68. Actress Tyne Daly is 68. Actor Anthony Daniels is 68. Tricia Nixon Cox is 68. Former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, is 67. Rock musician Jerry Harrison (The Heads) is 65. Actress Christine Ebersole is 61. Actor William Petersen is 61. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 59. Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 56. Actor Jack Coleman is 56. Actor Christopher Atkins is 53. Rock singer Ranking Roger is 53. Actor William Baldwin is 51. Rock musician Michael Ward is 47. Actress Aunjanue Ellis is 45. Blues musician Corey Harris is 45. Country singer Eric Heatherly is 44. Rock musician Eric Wilson is 44. Rock musician Tad Kinchla (Blues Traveler) is 41. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 35. Singer Charlotte Church is 28. Actress Ashley Greene is 27. Actress Ellen Page is 27. Actor Corbin Bleu is 25. Actress Hayley Orrantia (TV: "The Goldbergs") is 20.
Thought for Today: "In scandal, as in robbery, the receiver is always as bad as the thief." — Lord Chesterfield, English author and statesman (1694-1773).
(Above Advance for Use Friday, Feb. 21)
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