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Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 15

1st - The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
4th - NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.
7th - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.
7th - "Eclipse" 3rd book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown - initial print run 1 million copies
8th - An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
12th - Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.
12th - 89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club
14th - The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
15th - An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
21st - Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 22nd - The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
22nd - The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
24th - 11th World Championships in Athletics open at Osaka, Japan
29th - A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
29th - 64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

6th - NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai
11th - U.S. Women's Olympic ice hockey team member Krissy Wendell (25) weds NHL player John Pohl (28) at the Rose Hill Alliance Church in West Roseville, Minnesota
25th - Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano (37) weds "Dancing with the Stars" season 3 alumna Willa Ford (26) in Athens, Texas
28th - "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman (40) weds Shannon Price (22) at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Christina ApplegateActress Christina Applegate (10th) 10th - Actor Johnathon Schaech (37) divorces actress Christina Applegate (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 64 of 64

1st - Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
2nd - Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
2nd - Holden Roberto, Angolan founder and leader of the FNLA (b. 1923)
2nd - Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929)
3rd - John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
4th - Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
5th - Florian Pittiş, Romanian artist (b. 1943)
5th - Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France
6th - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
6th - Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
7th - Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)
7th - Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
7th - Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
8th - Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (b. 1949)
8th - Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
8th - Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
9th - Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (b. 1922)
9th - Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart, dies at 84
10th - Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
10th - James E. Faust, Second Councilor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (b. 1920)
10th - Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
12th - Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925)
12th - Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
13th - Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
13th - Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
13th - Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)
13th - Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
14th - Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
15th - Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
15th - John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
15th - Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908)
15th - Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)
16th - Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
16th - Bahaedin Adab, Iranian MP (b. 1945)
16th - The Missing Link, professional wrestler (b. 1939)
17th - Bill Deedes, British journalist and politician (b. 1913)
17th - Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
18th - Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff (b. 1938)
20th - Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
20th - Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto (b. 1942)
21st - Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (b. 1960)
21st - Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (b. 1918)
23rd - Robert Symonds, American actor (b. 1926)
24th - Andrée P. Boucher, Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937)
24th - Aaron Russo, American film producer and director (b.1943)
25th - Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
26th - Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician (b. 1928)
26th - Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (b. 1935)
27th - Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
28th - Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (b. 1926)
28th - Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
28th - Paul B. MacCready, Jr., American aeronautical engineer (b. 1925)
28th - Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
28th - Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
28th - Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)
28th - Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (b. 1913)
29th - Richard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (b. 1962)
29th - Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)
29th - Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
29th - James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
30th - Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author/expert. (b. 1942)
30th - Charles Vanik, American politician (b. 1918)
31st - Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)
31st - Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1928)

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