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Eugene Polley, 96, inventor of the first wireless TV remote control in 1955; the Flash-Matic shot a beam of light to corners of the TV screen to change the channel.


Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket, from Cape Canaveral; it is the first commercial spacecraft to launch into orbit to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.


The UEFA Champions League, by Britain’s FC Chelsea, which defeated German juggernaut Bayern Munich 4-3 in penalty shots after a tie in regulation play.


Abdel Basset Ali Megrahi, 60, Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.


Shakil Afridi, by a Pakistani tribal court, to 33 years in prison on the charge of treason; the physician was accused of helping the CIA locate Osama bin Laden.


Herbert Breslin, 87, publicist and manager, who for 36 years guided the career of Luciano Pavarotti; Breslin later wrote a tell-all memoir about the famed tenor.

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