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Judy Freudberg, 62, writer for Sesame Street for 35 years; she was the first to suggest a daily segment featuring Elmo that became the popular Elmo’s World.


A perfect game, the 22nd in major league baseball history, by San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain; his 14 strikeouts tied Sandy Koufax’s record high in a perfect win.


Victor Spinetti, 82, British film and Tony Award–winning stage actor who appeared with the Beatles in A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour.


The Surface, the first tablet computer designed and sold directly by Microsoft; it will run on the soon-to-be-released Windows 8 operating software.


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, to the Ecuadorian embassy in London; he sought asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces rape charges.


Dan Dorfman, 82, financial journalist whose stock tips on CNBC moved prices; in the ’90s he faced accusations that he was influenced by speculators trying to sway the market.

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