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Historical Events

Events 1 - 11 of 11

1st - Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
1st - "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
4th - Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
6th - Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
7th - British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014)
9th - The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.
10th - 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win
23rd - Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.
23rd - Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.
24th - The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
31st - In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1

19th - Prince Abdullah bin Ali, Prince of Jordan

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 9 of 9

3rd - Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England
3rd - Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (42) weds Martin Jorgensen at Oster Egende Church in Fakse City
7th - Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil
9th - Actor-director Prem (28) weds actress Rakshita (23) at Raja Rajeshwarinagar in Bangalore
9th - Model and actress Erika Heynatz (30) weds finance broker Andrew Kingston at Whale Beach retreat
10th - Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10th - Noteable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
30th - "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee
31st - Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 51 of 51

2nd - Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)
2nd - Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2nd - Thomas S. Kleppe, U.S. politician (b. 1919)
2nd - Henri Troyat, French writer, dean of the Académie française (b. 1911)
3rd - Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian catoonist, creater of La Linea.
4th - Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
4th - Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
4th - Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
4th - Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
4th - Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
4th - Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
4th - Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
4th - Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
6th - Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
6th - Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
6th - Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
8th - John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
8th - Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
8th - John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach.. (b. 1947)
9th - Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
9th - Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
9th - Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (b. unknown)
10th - Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
10th - Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
11th - Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
13th - Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
14th - Lucie Aubrac, French history teacher and member of the French Resistance (b. 1912)
14th - Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
15th - Charles Harrelson, American hitman and father of Woody Harrelson (b. 1938)
15th - Bowie Kuhn, American commissioner of baseball (b. 1926)
15th - Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
16th - Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
17th - John Backus, American computer scientist (b. 1924)
17th - Jim Cronin, Animal welfare campaigner and founder of Monkey World in Dorset, England. (b. 1951)
17th - Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
18th - Bob Woolmer, South African cricketer and Pakistan national coach (b. 1948)
19th - Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)
19th - Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
20th - Gilbert E. Patterson, presiding bishop of COGIC (b. 1939)
20th - Hawa Yakubu, Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)
20th - Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician (b. 1938)
21st - Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969)
21st - Sven O. Høiby, the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (b. 1936)
21st - Kevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (b. 1964)
22nd - Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
23rd - Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)
23rd - Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer (b. 1973)
25th - Andranik Margaryan, Armenian politician (b. 1951)
27th - Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
29th - Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
31st - Paul Watzlawick, Communications & Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921)

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