Today in History for October 2009

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Historical Events

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2nd - Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
2nd - The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today
4th - George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.
7th - A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories
9th - First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
10th - After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
18th - QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter
NFL Quarterback Tom BradyNFL Quarterback Tom Brady 23rd - The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.
23rd - The UK markets had contracted by 0.4% in the third quarter against what was expected to be a period of growth, as a result of unexpectedly poor performance by the service sector
24th - First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
25th - The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
28th - The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
28th - NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

11th - "Mad Men" vixen Christina Hendricks (37) weds actor Geoffrey Arend (34) at the couple's favorite Il Buco restaurant in New York City
Musician Trent ReznorMusician Trent Reznor (17th) 17th - Musician Trent Reznor (44) weds vocalist Mariqueen Maandig in Los Angeles
25th - Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 23 of 23

3rd - Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
4th - Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
4th - Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
6th - Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
7th - Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
10th - Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
11th - Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
12th - Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)
12th - Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
13th - Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
14th - Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
17th - Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)
18th - Nancy Spero, American feminist artist dies aged 83
19th - Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
19th - Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (b. 1918)
22nd - Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
22nd - Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
26th - Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
26th - George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
27th - David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)
30th - Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)
31st - Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
31st - Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)

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