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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 its withdrawal of 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
6th - Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for President
6th - 29th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown wins
Rapper & Singer Nicki MinajRapper & Singer Nicki Minaj 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
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
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
Tennis Player Serena WilliamsTennis Player Serena Williams 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
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
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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