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Historical Events

Events 1 - 16 of 16

1st - Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
4th - The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, is officially opened.
4th - The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
5th - Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins
6th - 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)
10th - The US economy is expected to get worse with more job cuts, it is reported today
11th - Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"
12th - Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
12th - Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009
Recording Executive Simon CowellRecording Executive Simon Cowell 17th - A dragon boat from Chung Ling High School capsizes and collides with a tugboat amid strong currents in Penang, Malaysia, killing 6 people and injuring 12
22nd - Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.
25th - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
26th - After 6 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the UK economy officially finally comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1%
28th - Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed.
TV Host Conan O'BrienTV Host Conan O'Brien 31st - 52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins
31st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-34

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

2nd - "American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas
Actor Vince VaughnActor Vince Vaughn (2nd) 2nd - Actor Vince Vaughn (39) weds realtor Kyla Weber in Lake Forest, Illinois
9th - Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

14th - "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 35 of 35

3rd - Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist
3rd - Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
4th - Johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910)
4th - Sandro, Argentine songwriter (b. 1945)
4th - Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
4th - Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
4th - Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
5th - Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)
5th - Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
7th - Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
8th - Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
8th - Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
9th - Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)
11th - Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909)
11th - Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
11th - Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
12th - Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
12th - Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (b. 1946)
13th - Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
13th - Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
13th - Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
14th - Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
17th - Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
17th - Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)
17th - Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
19th - Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
19th - Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
21st - Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
22nd - Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
24th - Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
25th - Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)
Novelist J. D. SalingerNovelist J. D. Salinger (27th) 27th - J. D. Salinger, American novelist (b. 1919)
27th - Howard Zinn, American historian (b. 1922)
27th - Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
29th - Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

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