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September 2010 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 4 Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.
  • Sep 8 Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Sep 20 The National Bureau of Economic Research state today that the US left the recession in June 2009, with managing director Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute saying GDP recovered to 70% of the pre-recession level

Weddings in History

  • Sep 25 Charlie Sheen's daughter Cassandra Estévez (25) weds Casey Huffman (27) in Santa Barbara, California

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 28 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (66) divorces romance novelist Melanie Craft after six years of marriage

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, dies at 82
  • Sep 7 Barbara Holland, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 7 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • Sep 10 Edwin Charles Tubb, British sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall), dies at 90
  • Sep 23 Malcolm Douglas, Australian conservationist (b. 1941)
  • Sep 23 Teresa Lewis, American murderer (b. 1969)
  • Sep 24 Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)
  • Sep 27 Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)
  • Sep 29 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), dies at 86
  • Sep 30 Stephen J. Cannell, American TV producer (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street) and writer, dies of melanoma at 69
  • Sep 30 Patrick Holmes Sellors, British ophthalmologist, dies at 76