Milestones

OPENED

Park 51, a mosque and community center in lower Manhattan once dubbed the "Ground Zero mosque"; it was the source of much controversy in summer 2010.

SCRAPPED

The U.S. Postal Service's rule mandating that stamps not feature living people.

DIED

Arch West, 97, a marketing executive at Frito-Lay who invented the Dorito after being inspired by a bag of tortilla chips he bought on vacation; West's family members say they will toss Doritos into his grave before burying his urn.

ANNOUNCED

By the U.S. Army, that it will reduce its active-duty force by 50,000 soldiers over the next five years;...

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