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The Encyclopaedia Britannica 2010 Almanac, is the total resource for quick proof. released in organization with Time journal, the Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 comprises extra insurance of key matters resembling the humanities, company, humans, technology, and the area than different best almanacs. examine the continuing humanitarian main issue in Darfur, the increase of world nutrients costs and the accompanying political and fiscal results, the starting to be army operation in Afghanistan, the lives of influential political leaders, athletes, authors, heroes and masses extra !

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Bement, Jr. (22 May 1932, Pittsburgh PA), American materials scientist; director of the National Science Foundation from 2004. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali (3 Sep 1936, HammamSousse, French Tunisia), Tunisian politician and president from 1987. Benedict XVI (Joseph Alois Ratzinger; 16 Apr 1927, Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany), German Roman Catholic churchman; pope from 2005. Raymond Benjamin (24 Nov 1945, Alexandria, Egypt), French international official; secretary-general of the International Civil Aviation Organization from 2009.

Lucas Glover holds off Phil Mickelson, David Duval, and Ricky Barnes to win a rain-delayed US Open golf tournament in Farmingdale NY. 23 Jun Kyrgyzstan agrees to allow the US to keep Manas Air Base open in spite of having ordered it closed in February; the US will pay a higher rent, and the base is to be renamed as a transit center. 24 Jun Archaeologists report that a flute made from the bone of a griffon vulture discovered at Hohle Fels cave in southwestern Germany, together with previously found ivory and bone flutes, indicates that music making took place at least 35,000 years ago, far earlier than had previously been believed.

Albert II (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre; 14 Mar 1958, Monaco), Monegasque prince and ruler of Monaco from 2005. Claribel Alegría (12 May 1924, Estelí, Nicaragua), Nicaraguan-born Salvadoran poet, essayist, and journalist; recipient of the 2006 Neustadt Prize. Sherman J. Alexie, Jr. (7 Oct 1966, Wellpinit, Spokane Indian Reservation, Washington), American poet and novelist who writes of his Native American upbringing. Monica Ali (20 Oct 1967, Dacca, Pakistan [now Dhaka, Bangladesh]), Bangladeshi-born British writer.

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