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Historical Events

Events 1 - 9 of 9

8th - The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
9th - 45th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins
11th - 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win
12th - Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.
20th - 38th American Music Award: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win
23rd - Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
25th - Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
Singer-songwriter AdeleSinger-songwriter Adele 26th - 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
27th - 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

11th - Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
11th - TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
11th - Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
12th - Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas
26th - "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

16th - Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
22nd - Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1st - Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (b. 1919)
2nd - Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
4th - Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
5th - Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
7th - Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer (b. 1944)
8th - Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)
8th - Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
9th - Joel J. Tyler, judge who pronounced 'Deep Throat' obscene, dies of a heart attack at 90
10th - Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
10th - Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
17th - Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
17th - Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
19th - Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffreySci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey (21st) 21st - Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85
22nd - Lynn Margulis, American biologist (b. 1938)
22nd - Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin's daughter, dies at 85
22nd - Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
23rd - Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
23rd - Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83
25th - Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
27th - Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
27th - Gary Speed, Former Welsh international footballer and Wales national football team manager (b. 1969)
28th - Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
28th - Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87
28th - Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
30th - William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85
30th - Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)

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