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Historical Events

Events 1 - 19 of 19

1st - The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
1st - The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.
3rd - 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.
5th - 59th Tony Awards: Monty Python's Spamalot & Doubt win
5th - 104th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Mariano Puerta (6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5)
5th - 104th Women's French Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Mary Pierce (6-1, 6-1)
6th - The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
11th - 137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75
12th - 51st LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
13th - A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 14th - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium
15th - "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Michael Caine first goes on wide release
19th - Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule
19th - 105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC
23rd - San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio
23rd - 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
27th - AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
NBA Power Forward Tim DuncanNBA Power Forward Tim Duncan 28th - A final design for Manhattan's Freedom Tower is formally unveiled.
30th - Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

5th - Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
26th - Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 16 of 16

1st - "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
1st - "The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali and Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley (3rd) 3rd - Earl of Mornington, Arthur Wellesley (27) weds great-granddaughter of Lord Beaverbrook and model/make-up artist Jemma Kidd (30) in a seaside ceremony on the beach near Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados
5th - "All My Children" cast members Alexa Havins (24) weds actor Justin Bruening (25) in a seaside ceremony held on Cinnamon Bay on the island of St. John
9th - "Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
9th - "Saved By The Bell" actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor Brady Smith in Montecito, California
11th - "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California
11th - NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla
16th - "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
18th - "Queens Park Rangers" football striker Djibril Cisse (23) weds Jude Littler at Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire, North Wales
Basketball Player Steve NashBasketball Player Steve Nash (11th) 22nd - "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson Peete (40) weds former pro quarterback Rodney Peete (39) in an outdoor ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas resort
24th - "Real Madrid" football striker Michael Owen (25) weds Louise Bonsall at Carden Park Hotel in Chester, England
25th - British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
27th - "The Young and The Restless" actress Melody Thomas Scott (49) weds supervising producer of the CBS daytime drama Edward J. Scott (60) for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada
29th - American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands
29th - "Access Hollywood" host Nancy O'Dell (39) weds business executive Keith Zubchevich (36) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 41 of 41

NBA Center George MikanNBA Center George Mikan (1st) 1st - George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80
2nd - Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
2nd - Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
2nd - Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
3rd - Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
5th - Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
5th - Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
6th - Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73
6th - Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
6th - Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
10th - Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
11th - Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
12th - Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
Actress Anne BancroftActress Anne Bancroft (6th) 13th - Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
13th - Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
13th - David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
13th - Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
14th - Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
14th - Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
15th - Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918)
16th - Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (b. 1906)
17th - Sam Loeb, comic book writer (b. 1988)
17th - Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
18th - Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
18th - Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)
20th - Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81
Engineer Jack KilbyEngineer Jack Kilby (20th) 20th - Larry Collins, American writer (b. 1929)
21st - Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
23rd - Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
23rd - Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
24th - Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
24th - Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
25th - John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
26th - Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
27th - Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
27th - Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
27th - John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
27th - Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
27th - Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
28th - Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
30th - Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97

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