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Historical Events

Events 1 - 18 of 18

3rd - Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia
5th - 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57
6th - 109th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
6th - 109th Women's French Open: Francesca Schiavone beats Samantha Stosur (6-4, 7-6)
6th - 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama
9th - 44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins
9th - Hungary leaves the recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
9th - Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
9th - Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers 4-2
12th - "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion
Actor Tim AllenActor Tim Allen 13th - 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win
16th - Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins
17th - 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
20th - 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
20th - "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
24th - Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days
24th - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles
27th - 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 8 of 8

4th - "Friends" star David Schwimmer (43) weds Zoe Buckman (25) in a small private ceremony
5th - "Bond girl" actress Gemma Arterton (24) weds Stefano Catelli (37) at a secret ceremony at the hilltop village of Zuheros in Andalucia, Spain
Actor Harrison FordActor Harrison Ford (15th) 15th - Film actor and producer Harrison Ford (67) weds actress and Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart (45) in Santa Fe, New Mexico
19th - Crown Princess Victoria heir apparent of HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, weds Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral
24th - Actress and model Megan Fox (24) weds Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green (36) at the Four Seasons Hualalai near Kona, Hawaii
26th - Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas
26th - "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy
26th - "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 5 of 5

6th - Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage
18th - Former Saved by the Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (36) divorces former model Lisa Ann Russell (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
19th - Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage
Actress Sandra BullockActress Sandra Bullock (28th) 28th - Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (45) divorces "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (40) due to conflict of personalities after nearly 5 years of marriage
30th - "Scream 4" actress Neve Campbell (37) divorces actor John Light (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

1st - Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
3rd - John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
3rd - Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
4th - John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
6th - Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
7th - Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
7th - Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
7th - Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
10th - Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
11th - Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
16th - Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
17th - K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)
Novelist José SaramagoNovelist José Saramago (18th) 18th - José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
18th - Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
19th - Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
19th - Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
20th - Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
25th - Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
25th - Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
26th - Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
26th - Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
28th - Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
28th - Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)
30th - Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)

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