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Historical Events

Events 101 - 105 of 105

Dec 7th - Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter
Dec 8th - With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
Dec 11th - Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
Dec 19th - "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", trailing the New York Giants by 21 points with under eight minutes to play in the 4th quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles score four unanswered touchdowns in the final seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including the final score, a dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time expires
Dec 22nd - The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 448

Mar 31st - Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
Apr 1st - John Forsythe, American actor (b. 1918)
Apr 2nd - Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937)
Apr 2nd - Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
Apr 6th - Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)
Apr 6th - Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
Apr 8th - Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
Apr 8th - Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
Apr 8th - Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
Apr 9th - Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
Apr 9th - Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian modern pentathlon olimpic champion (1952, Helsinki) (b. 1932)
Apr 10th - Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
Apr 10th - Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
Apr 10th - Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
Apr 10th - Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
Apr 12th - Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
Apr 14th - Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
Apr 15th - Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
Apr 16th - Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
Apr 16th - Daryl Gates, LAPD Chief, dies at 83
Apr 19th - Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
Apr 19th - Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
Apr 19th - Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy HeightCivil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height (Apr 20th) Apr 20th - Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98
Apr 21st - Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
Apr 21st - Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
Apr 25th - Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
Apr 30th - Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
May 1st - Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
May 2nd - Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
May 4th - Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
May 4th - Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
May 6th - Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
May 9th - Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
May 9th - Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
May 10th - Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
May 11th - Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928)
May 14th - Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
May 15th - Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
May 15th - Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
May 16th - Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942)
May 16th - Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (b. 1918)
May 17th - Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
May 23rd - Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
May 23rd - Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
May 23rd - Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
May 23rd - Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
May 24th - Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)
May 24th - Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
May 24th - Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
May 24th - Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
May 24th - Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
May 24th - Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (b. 1922)
May 24th - Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
May 24th - Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
May 25th - Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
May 25th - Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
May 25th - Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
May 25th - Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
May 25th - Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
May 25th - Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
May 26th - Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
May 26th - Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
May 26th - Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
May 26th - Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
May 26th - Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
May 27th - Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
May 28th - Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)
May 29th - Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
May 30th - Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
May 31st - Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
May 31st - Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
May 31st - William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
May 31st - Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
May 31st - Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
May 31st - Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris HaneyCo-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney (May 31st) May 31st - Chris Haney, creator of Trivial Pursuit, dies at 59
Jun 1st - Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
Jun 3rd - John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
Jun 3rd - Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
Jun 4th - John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
Jun 6th - Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
Jun 7th - Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
Jun 7th - Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
Jun 7th - Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
Jun 10th - Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
Jun 11th - Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
Jun 16th - Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
Jun 17th - K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)
Novelist José SaramagoNovelist José Saramago (Jun 18th) Jun 18th - José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
Jun 18th - Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
Jun 19th - Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
Jun 19th - Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
Jun 20th - Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
Jun 25th - Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
Jun 25th - Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
Jun 26th - Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
Jun 26th - Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
Jun 28th - Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
Jun 28th - Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)

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