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Awarded - Notable Historical Events

Frederic Auguste BartholdiFeb 18, 1879

Wilhelm RöntgenDec 10, 1901

Marie CurieDec 10, 1903

Theodore RooseveltDec 10, 1906

William George BarkerNov 15, 1916

Billy BishopJun 2, 1917

August KroghDec 10, 1920

Albert EinsteinDec 10, 1922

Robert FrostMay 11, 1924

George Bernard ShawDec 10, 1925

Charles LindberghJun 11, 1927

John SteinbeckMay 6, 1940

Upton SinclairMay 3, 1943

Tennessee WilliamsMay 3, 1948

Ezra PoundFeb 19, 1949

William FaulknerNov 10, 1950

Ted WilliamsFeb 16, 1953

Ernest HemingwayMay 4, 1953

Albert CamusOct 17, 1957

Emilio G. SegrèDec 11, 1959

Harper LeeMay 1, 1961

Nelson MandelaJul 17, 1964

Walt DisneySep 14, 1964

Norman MailerMay 5, 1969

Pablo NerudaOct 21, 1971

Saul BellowMay 3, 1976

Milton FriedmanOct 14, 1976

Alex HaleyApr 18, 1977

Martin Luther KingJul 11, 1977

Mother TeresaOct 17, 1979

Alice WalkerApr 18, 1983

Michael JacksonFeb 7, 1984

Tim RainesFeb 21, 1985

Elie WieselOct 14, 1986

Mike TysonNov 1, 1990

Elton JohnNov 4, 1993

Jean-Claude Van DammeSep 6, 1994

Yasser ArafatOct 14, 1994

B.B. KingDec 15, 2006

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynJun 12, 2007

Ian McKellenJun 18, 2014

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Awarded - Historical Events
Date Event
1407-04-10

the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.

1678-06-25

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, is awarded a doctorate of philosophy - first women to receive a university doctoral decree

1845-03-26

Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid

1847-05-24

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is awarded the Patron's Medal by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of 'the increased knowledge of the great continent of Australia' gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey

1854-07-25

Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar

1857-06-26

The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria

1863-03-25

1st Army Medal of Honor awarded

1865-07-26

Patrick Francis Healy is 1st African American awarded PhD (from University of Leuven, Belgium)

1865-11-11

Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor

1872-11-19

E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first 'calculator', an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals

1874-06-20

1st US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)

1879-02-18

Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty

1894-02-23

Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA's awarded cup by trustees as Ottawa refuses to travel to Toronto to play

1895-03-09

Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1

1901-12-10

First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

1903-12-10

Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

1904-01-28

1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them

1906-12-10

Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1916-11-15

William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

1917-06-02

Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircrafts as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross

1917-06-04

1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)

1919-03-29

Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic

1919-06-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)

1919-10-19

1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman

1919-12-10

Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson

1920-06-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)

1920-11-20

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

1920-12-10

August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

1922-05-21

Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)

1922-12-10

Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein

1923-01-02

Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995)

1923-05-13

Pulitzer prize awarded to Willa Carter (One of Ours)

1924-05-11

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

1924-10-24

Nobel prize for physiology/medicine awarded to W Einthoven

1924-12-10

Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine

1925-04-26

Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"

1925-12-10

George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

1926-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)

1927-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)

1927-06-11

Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

1928-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)

1929-05-12

Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)

1930-05-12

Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)

1930-11-05

Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"

1930-11-11

Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

1932-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)

1933-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)

1934-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White)

1934-11-15

Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)

1935-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)

1936-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)

1936-07-31

Tokyo Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics (later cancelled)

1936-11-12

Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill

1937-11-11

Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson

1938-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)

1938-07-20

Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws

1938-11-10

Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)

1939-05-01

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Yearling)

1939-05-23

Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26 men immediately. The 33 remaining crew are rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems to prevent the cognitive impairment usually associated with deep dives. The rescue divers are later awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery.

1939-11-04

1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland

1939-11-09

Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)

1940-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)

1941-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)

1941-07-09

Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees

1942-02-10

Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

1942-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)

1942-05-27

Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

1943-03-26

Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal

1943-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)

1944-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to American Martin Flavin for his novel "Journey in the Dark"

1945-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)

1945-11-12

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)

1946-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)"

1947-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)

1947-10-23

Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes

1948-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams

1949-02-19

1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound

1950-05-01

Gwendolyn Brooks is 1st African American awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry

1950-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein (South Pacific)

1950-05-27

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens

1950-07-08

Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea

1950-07-14

RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea

1950-09-22

Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)

1950-11-10

Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

1951-01-22

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom

1951-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)

1952-01-11

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore

1952-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)

1953-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish

1953-02-16

Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

1953-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea

1953-11-05

Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on Frederik Zernicke

1954-01-09

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams

1954-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden

1954-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick

1954-09-20

Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy

1954-10-28

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway

1954-11-03

Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe

1955-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)

1956-01-08

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken

1956-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett

1956-11-01

Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen

1957-01-13

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate

1957-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to John F Kennedy (Profiles in Courage)

1957-09-19

Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".

1957-10-17

French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

1958-01-06

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings

1958-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)

1959-01-11

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke

1959-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)

1959-12-11

Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

1960-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz

1960-04-04

Oscar awarded to Neth director Bert Haanstra

1960-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)

1960-11-17

New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada

1961-01-08

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters

1961-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

1962-01-07

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock

1962-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)

1962-10-25

American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1963-05-06

Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)

1964-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)

1964-07-17

ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

1964-09-14

Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

1964-12-05

Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.

1965-01-10

Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory

1965-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)

1965-06-12

Beatles are awarded MBE

1965-10-21

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

1966-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)

1966-12-10

Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken

1967-02-05

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren

1967-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)

1967-10-18

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe

1967-12-01

Pacific Northwest Sports awarded AL expansion franchise (Seattle)

1967-12-01

Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams

1968-05-08

Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)

1968-10-30

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)

1968-10-30

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)

1969-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

1969-10-16

Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series

1969-10-27

Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen

1970-05-04

Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)

1970-10-20

American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1970-10-21

Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh

1971-01-10

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur

1971-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)

1971-10-20

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1971-10-21

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1972-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)

1972-10-25

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks

1973-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)

1973-09-14

Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise

1973-10-16

Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize

1973-10-18

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief

1974-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)

1974-10-15

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)

1975-01-07

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)

1975-05-05

Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)

1976-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)

1976-10-14

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

1976-10-18

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr

1976-10-21

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

1977-01-11

Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow

1977-04-18

Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize

1977-04-18

Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"

1977-07-11

US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

1978-04-17

Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for "Dragons of Eden"

1978-10-16

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

1979-01-09

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin

1979-04-16

Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried child"

1979-10-17

Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1980-04-14

Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)

1980-10-09

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz

1980-10-15

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein

1981-01-13

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson & Howard Nemerov

1981-04-13

Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"

1982-05-12

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)

1982-09-27

Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize

1982-10-20

Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler

1983-01-21

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht

1983-04-18

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for "The Color Purple"

1983-10-17

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu

1984-02-07

Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

1984-04-16

Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"

1984-10-17

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

1985-01-15

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell

1985-02-21

Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

1985-04-24

Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"

1985-08-23

Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games

1985-10-15

Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani

1985-10-16

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

1986-04-17

Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove"

1986-10-14

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)

1987-02-12

Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 M damages

1987-02-13

Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator

1987-04-16

Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences"

1987-07-31

Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle

1987-10-21

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow

1987-10-22

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

1988-03-31

Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved"

1988-10-13

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz

1989-05-24

Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper, is awarded £600,000 in damages after winning a libel action against satyrical magazine Private Eye (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) .

1990-11-01

Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

1991-04-24

Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.

1992-03-20

Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set

1992-11-09

Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for "Texaco"

1993-07-27

NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million

1993-10-07

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison

1993-10-13

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith

1993-10-13

Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor

1993-10-15

Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1993-11-04

Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

1994-09-06

Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

1994-10-10

Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred Gilman & Martin Rodbell

1994-10-13

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo Oe

1994-10-14

Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

1994-12-10

Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat

1995-06-16

Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002

1995-10-10

Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics

1995-10-13

Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1997-07-15

Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker

1997-10-09

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo

1997-12-22

Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract

1999-05-07

A jury finds The Jenny Jones Show and Warner Bros. liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure, after the show purposely deceived Jonathan Schmitz to appear on a secret same-sex crush episode. Schmitz later killed Amedure and the jury awarded Amedure's family $25 million USD.

2004-02-19

Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."

2004-05-21

Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault

2006-12-15

B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

2007-06-12

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

2012-04-16

For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction

2013-03-07

Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature

2013-10-10

Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature

2014-04-09

Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage

2014-06-18

Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

2014-10-08

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

2016-03-01

Navy SEAL who rescued American hostage awarded Medal of Honor

2016-03-19

Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Privacy Suit Against Gawker

2016-12-11

Two Scottish-born scientists awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

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Awarded - Notable Birthdays

Guy GibsonAug 12, 1918

Awarded - Birthdays
Date Event
1918-08-12

Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)

1981-04-05

Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

1987-03-31

"Baby M" born to a surrogate mother, awarded to her dad William Stern

Awarded - Weddings
Date Event
2011-04-02

Grammy Awarded singer Michael Buble (34) weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (22) at Villa Maria Paz private mansion near Buenos Aires, Argentina

Awarded - Notable Divorces

Whitney HoustonApr 24, 2007

Awarded - Divorces
Date Event
2007-04-24

Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Awarded - Deaths
Date Event
1919-02-21

Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War) dies aged 86

1999-07-07

Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)

2001-11-28

William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)

2006-09-29

Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.


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