Mervyn Dymally, 86, California's first black state assemblyman, state senator and lieutenant governor; he also served 12 years as a U.S. Congressman.


An NFL record of 48 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, by New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees; the Colts' Johnny Unitas had held the record for 52 years.


The U.S.S. Michael Murphy, a destroyer named for a Navy lieutenant who was awarded the Medal of Honor after he died trying to save his SEAL team in Afghanistan.


Nguyen Chi Thien, 73, dissident poet; during 27 years as a prisoner of the Vietnamese government, he...

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