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Historical Events

Events 1 - 28 of 28

1st - Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
1st - 96th Rose Bowl: #8 Ohio State beats #7 Oregon, 26-17
1st - 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
4th - The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, is officially opened.
4th - The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
4th - 39th Fiesta Bowl: #6 Boise State beats #3 TCU, 17-10
5th - Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins
5th - 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14
6th - 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)
7th - 12th BCS National Championship: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21
10th - The US economy is expected to get worse with more job cuts, it is reported today
Recording Executive Simon CowellRecording Executive Simon Cowell 11th - Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"
12th - Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
12th - Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009
15th - 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film
17th - A dragon boat from Chung Ling High School capsizes and collides with a tugboat amid strong currents in Penang, Malaysia, killing 6 people and injuring 12
17th - 67th Golden Globes: Avatar, Jeff Bridges, & Sandra Bullock win
22nd - Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.
24th - AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
24th - NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
TV Host Conan O'BrienTV Host Conan O'Brien 25th - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
26th - After 6 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the UK economy officially finally comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1%
28th - Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed.
31st - 52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins
31st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-34
31st - 98th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-3, 6-4, 7-6)
Tennis Player Serena WilliamsTennis Player Serena Williams 31st - 98th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Justine Henin (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)
31st - 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

2nd - "American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas
Actor Vince VaughnActor Vince Vaughn (2nd) 2nd - Actor Vince Vaughn (39) weds realtor Kyla Weber in Lake Forest, Illinois
9th - Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

14th - "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 36 of 36

3rd - Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist
3rd - Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
4th - Johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910)
4th - Sandro, Argentine songwriter (b. 1945)
4th - Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
4th - Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
4th - Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
5th - Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)
5th - Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
7th - Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
8th - Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
8th - Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
9th - Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)
11th - Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909)
11th - Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
11th - Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
12th - Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
12th - Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (b. 1946)
13th - Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
13th - Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
13th - Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
14th - Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
17th - Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
17th - Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)
17th - Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
18th - Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, dies at 63
19th - Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
19th - Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
21st - Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
22nd - Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
24th - Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
25th - Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)
Novelist J. D. SalingerNovelist J. D. Salinger (27th) 27th - J. D. Salinger, American novelist (b. 1919)
27th - Howard Zinn, American historian (b. 1922)
27th - Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
29th - Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

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