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Historical Events

Events 1 - 9 of 9

6th - 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)
6th - Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig
8th - Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.
11th - Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
15th - Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
18th - James Cameron's "Avatar", starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, is released
25th - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
28th - Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"
28th - 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

19th - Actor-singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 38 of 38

1st - Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
2nd - Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
2nd - Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project) (b. 1945)
2nd - Foge Fazio, American college football coach (b. 1938)
3rd - Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (b. 1919)
4th - Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
5th - Vimolchatra, Princess of Thailand and cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1921)
7th - Mark Ritts, American actor (b. 1946)
8th - Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
9th - Gene Barry, American actor, dies of congestive heart failure at 90
14th - Alan A'Court, English footballer (b. 1934)
15th - Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)
16th - Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
16th - Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, controversial South African Health Minister (b. 1940)
16th - Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)
17th - Chris Henry, American football player (b. 1983)
17th - Jennifer Jones, American actress (b. 1919)
17th - Dan O'Bannon, Screenwriter, after a short illness (b.1943)
19th - Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)
19th - Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
20th - Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
20th - Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
20th - Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)
20th - Mairoon Ali, Trinidadian comedienne and actress (b. 1954)
22nd - Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)
22nd - Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian politician (b. 1940)
23rd - Robert L. Howard, highly decorated officer of the United States Army (b. 1939)
23rd - Edward Schillebeeckx, Belgian Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1914)
23rd - Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Tibetan senior official (b. 1910)
24th - George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)
24th - Rafael Caldera, lawyer, sociologist, writer, speaker, politician, and ex-president of Venezuela (b. 1916)
25th - Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
26th - Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
28th - James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
29th - "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, American former professional wrestler and football player (b. 1960)
29th - Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)
30th - Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)
30th - Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia (b.1940)

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