Today in History for September 2012

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 87 of 87

1st - Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
1st - Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
1st - Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
1st - US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
2nd - A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt
2nd - 15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine
3rd - 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
3rd - Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea
3rd - New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
4th - 42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco
4th - 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
4th - Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
4th - Carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed
5th - 54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu
5th - Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week
5th - 25 are killed and 4 wounded after an ammunition store exploded in Afyon, Turkey
6th - 61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 6th - Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President
6th - 29th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown wins
7th - US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia
7th - 64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China
7th - Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
8th - 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
8th - 8 people are killed after a tractor is hut by a train in Romania
Rapper & Singer Nicki MinajRapper & Singer Nicki Minaj 9th - 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
9th - 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
9th - Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad
9th - Serena Williams wins her fourth women's tennis singles at the US Open
10th - 16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan
10th - Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
10th - 10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa
10th - 29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam
Tennis Player Serena WilliamsTennis Player Serena Williams 10th - A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
11th - 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
11th - The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
11th - The US is warned by Moody's that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan
11th - 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
11th - Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
12th - 18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria
12th - 314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan
12th - Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6
13th - 19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China
13th - 33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts
13th - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed
13th - Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya
14th - 21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia
15th - Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
16th - 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
16th - 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
16th - 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
16th - Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
16th - Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
16th - NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement
17th - Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
17th - China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
17th - 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Wikileaks founder Julian AssangeWikileaks founder Julian Assange 17th - Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom
17th - United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
18th - 10 soliders are killed and 70 injured by a missile attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey
18th - 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
18th - The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
18th - World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg
19th - 9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan
20th - 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
20th - 14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bominbg in Somalia
20th - AU Optronics fined $500 million for a LCD screen price-fixing
21st - Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot
22nd - 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
23rd - Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
23rd - 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
23rd - Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer
Actress Claire DanesActress Claire Danes 23rd - 64th Emmy Awards: Homeland, Modern Family, Damian Lewis & Claire Danes win
24th - Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
25th - 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
25th - Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
26th - Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus
26th - Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures
26th - Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
27th - UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
27th - The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars
27th - The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
28th - Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
28th - Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
30th - Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
30th - Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
30th - Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
30th - Europe defeat the US 14.5-13.5 in the 39th Ryder Cup

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 14 of 14

1st - "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles
8th - "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders (30) weds "Saturday Night Live" actor Taran Killam (30) at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California
8th - "Big Brother" TV personality winner Rachel Reilly (27) weds fellow Big Brother player Brendon Villegas (32) at the top of AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles
9th - "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively (25) weds "Green Lantern" actor Ryan Reynolds (35) at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
15th - "The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee
15th - Singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London
20th - Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's daughter Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah (32) weds Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini (29) at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei
23rd - Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (40) weds singer-songwriter Cheryl Moana Marie at a private Anini Beach estate on the island of Kauai
24th - "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
Actress Anne HathawayActress Anne Hathaway (29th) 29th - Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway (29) weds actor-turned-jewelry designer Adam Shulman (31) in Big Sur, California
29th - "Fall Out Boy" lead singer Patrick Stump (28) weds longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago
29th - "Kings of Leon" bassist Jared Followill (25) weds model Martha Patterson (21) in Charlotte, Tennessee
29th - "The Lovely Bones" actor Stanley Tucci (52) formally weds British literary agent Felicity Blunt at Middle Temple Hall in London
29th - Actress Holly Valance (29) weds property developer Nick Candy (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

1st - Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister, dies from a brain tumour
1st - Hal David, American Lyricist, dies at 91
3rd - Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, dies from respiratory failure at 54
3rd - Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist, dies at 92
5th - Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
6th - Art Modell [Arthur], American businessman, dies from heart failure at 87
6th - Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
8th - Bill Moggridge [William], British designer, dies from cancer at 69
9th - Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
9th - Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
10th - Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
10th - Lance LeGault, American actor, dies at 75
11th - Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
14th - Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
16th - John Ingle, American actor, dies from cancer at 84
17th - Russell E. Train, American environmentalist, dies at 92
18th - Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve SabolAmerican Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol (18th) 18th - Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69
23rd - Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, shot dead at 46
25th - Andy Williams, American singer, dies from bladder cancer at 84
26th - Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28
27th - R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
27th - Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
30th - Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, dies at 84
30th - Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90

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