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Kuneru train derailment

The Hirakhand express 18448, a scheduled passenger train from Jagdalpur to Bhubaneswar, derailed near the village of Kuneru in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India. 41 people died and 68 others were injured in the accident. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Migos and Lil Uzi Vert are at #1 on the US singles chart

Bad and Boujee is a song by American hip-hop group Migos. The song became an Internet phenomenon, spawning a large number of memes with the lyrics "rain drop, drop top". This viral trend, combined with Donald Glover's shoutout at the 2017 Golden Globes, would help its commercial performance and cause the song to spike into the top 10 and later peak at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

2017

Rooney becomes Manchester Utd’s all-time leading goalscorer

Rooney finally surpassed Charlton to become the outright leading scorer for Manchester United after scoring his 250th goal for the club. Prior to playing his part in the 4–0 triumph in the FA Cup fourth round against Wigan Athletic, Rooney was presented with a commemorative Golden Boot to acknowledge him becoming the club's all-time leading goal scorer. It was presented by Charlton whose record Rooney broke.

Rihanna and Calvin Harris are at #1 on the US singles chart

We Found Love is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks, becoming the longest running number-one single of 2011. The single also surpassed "Umbrella". It was the singer's 11th song to top the Hot 100.

"S&M" is released by Rihanna

"S&M" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud. The song was released in 2011, as the fourth single from the album. The American songwriter Ester Dean wrote "S&M" in collaboration with the producers Stargate and Sandy Vee.

2007

The first American hat-trick in Premier League

Fulham's Clint Dempsey scored against Newcastle United during the English Premier League soccer match at Craven Cottage. Fulham won the match 5-2. U.S. striker Dempsey scored a hat trick as Fulham roared back from being a goal behind at halftime to trounce Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.

"Grillz" is at #1 on the US singles chart with

Grillz is a song recorded by American rapper Nelly featuring fellow American rappers Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp and uncredited vocals by American singer Brandi Williams for her compilation. In ten weeks, "Grillz" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It stayed on the top spot for 2 consecutive weeks.

Mars Rover Spirit ceases to communicate with control

The next day the rover responded, but it was clear that it is not working properly. The cause of the trouble was identified as a problem with machine`s flash memory. It contained too many files. NASA remotely deleted old files and reformatted the memory. The rover was restored to its original working condition.

Colima earthquake

The earthquake had a moment magnitude of 7.5. The epicenter was located on the Pacific coast in the Mexican state of Colima. The quake was felt as far away as Mexico City and in southern parts of the United States. 29 people died and 300 others were injured in the disaster.

The 58th Golden Globes

The 58th Golden Globe Awards which honored the best in film and television in 2000 took place in Los Angeles, California. Ridley Scott's Gladiator starring the Russel Crowe has received the best motion picture - drama award and Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing has received the best TV series - drama award.

Resident Evil 2 is released

Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game released for the PlayStation. The player controls Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who must escape Raccoon City after its citizens are transformed into zombies by a biological weapon two months after the events of the original Resident Evil.

1997

Peter Shilton makes record 1005 appearances at age of 47

Of his 125 international appearances, 15 of them had been as captain. His final appearance came just 4 months before the 20th anniversary of his international debut, making his full international career one of the longest on record. He was never booked or sent off at full international level.

The 53rd Golden Globes

The 53rd Golden Globe Awards which honored the best in film and television in 1995 took place in Los Angeles, California. Ang Lee's adaptation of Jane Austen's book Sense and Sensibility won the best motion picture - drama award and the Party of Five has received the best TV series - drama award.

Forrest Gump and The Lion King win three Golden Globes

Forrest Gump was nominated for 7 Golden Globe Awards, winning 3 of them: Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Best Director – Motion Picture, and Best Motion Picture – Drama. The Lion King received 4 Golden Globe Award and Oscar nominations. The film would go on to win 3 Golden Globes.

1990

The first player is expelled from the Australian Open

In McEnroe's 4th round match against Mikael Pernfors at the 1990 Australian Open, McEnroe was ejected from the tournament for swearing at the umpire, supervisor, and referee. He was apparently unaware that a new Code of Conduct, which had been introduced just before the tournament. He was also fined $6,500 for the incidents.

Phil Collins is at #1 on the US singles chart with "Two Hearts"

Two Hearts is a song by Phil Collins from the soundtrack to the film Buster. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 5 weeks, and also reached number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. It opened the radio station BBC Hereford and Worcester, appropriate in that the station was based in two different places.

B.B. King and Muddy Waters are inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

"The King of the Blues" B.B.King and the "father of modern Chicago blues" Muddy Waters, were inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" which recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists.

B.B. King donates his collection to the University of Mississippi

American blues singer and an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Riley B. King, more commonly known as B.B. King, donated 20,000 discs to the University of Mississippi. The collection included over 7,000 rare Blues recordings. This collection is now housed at the Barnard Observatory.

Yes are at #1 on the US singles chart

Owner of a Lonely Heart was released as the album's first single. It was a commercial success in the US, becoming the band's 1st and only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and its Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The single was reissued various times throughout the 1980s and 1990s with different remix versions and B-sides.

Brazilian singer-songwriter Michel Teló is born

Michel Teló's career began when he was 6 years old and sang in the school choir. He was also a lead singer in Grupo Tradição and other bands. His international hit "Ai Se Eu Te Pego!" became widely famous throughout the Europe, Quebec and Latin Countries.

Production of the iconic car begins in United Kingdom

The production of the famous DeLorean DMC-12 which became famous thanks to Steven Spielberg's and Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future began in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, DeLorean Motor Company had to declare bankruptcy in 1982 because their only model DMC-12 was way too heavy.

English singer Emma Bunton is born

Emma Lee Bunton is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and radio and television presenter. She is best known as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls formed in the 1990s, and in which Bunton was nicknamed Baby Spice. Bunton's debut solo album, A Girl Like Me, was released in the United Kingdom in April 2001 by Virgin Records.

The first commercial Supersonic Concorde flight

The British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner was introduced. It flew for the first time in 1969, had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 with seating for 92 to 128 passengers and was operated until 2003.

Eldfell eruption

Eldfell is a volcanic cone just over 660 ft high on the Icelandic island of Heimaey. Its eruption caused a crisis for the island and almost led to its permanent evacuation. The volcanic ash destroyed around 400 homes. After the eruption, the islanders used heat from the cooling lava flows to generate electricity.

Apollo 1 fire

The first manned mission of the U.S. Apollo program, which had a difficult task, manned landing on the moon, suffered a terrible accident during a launch rehearsal test at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station Launch Complex 34. A cabin fire killed all three members of the crew and destroyed the command module.

Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km

The rocket was used for testing of launch escape system (LES) and heat shield for project Merury. The LES is a device connected to a space capsule, used to quickly separate the capsule from its launch vehicle rocket in case of emergency. A successor, Little Joe II, was used for flight testing of the Apollo LES.

South African Mining Disaster

On the 21st January 1960, the worst mining disaster occured in Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery in South Africa. 1000 miners were in the mine at the time and 435 died after being trapped. The cause of the accident was cascading pillar failure where a few pillars fail initially and this increases the load on the adjacent pillars causing them to fail.

The USS Nautilus is launched

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was authorized in 1951 and launched in 1954. It was the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole on 3 August 1958. Nautilus was decommissioned in 1980 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982.

Vladimir Lenin dies

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. Ideologically a Marxist, he developed political theories known as Leninism. Lenin was born 22 April 1870 and he embraced revolutionary socialist politics following his brother's execution in 1887.

Legendary British comedian Benny Hill is born

Alfred Hawthorne "Benny" Hill was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his television programme The Benny Hill Show. Hill was a prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades. His show proved to be one of the great success stories of television comedy and was among the most-watched programmes in the UK.

Kojak star Telly Savalas is born

Telly Savalas was an American actor and singer whose career spanned four decades of television, noted for his resonant voice and his bald head. His movie credits include The Young Savages, The Greatest Story Ever Told and Escape to Athena. He then starred as television's Kojak, co-starring his brother George Savalas.

Charlie Chaplin’s first long feature film The Kid premiers

The Kid is an American silent comedy-drama movie written by, produced by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan that held its premiere in the New York City. It was a huge success and was the 2nd highest-grossing film behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

German American biochemist Konrad Bloch is born

He was most interested in the metabolism of cholesterol and fatty acids. He discovered how our cells synthetize cholesterol. They make it from squalene, which they make from acetate. Bloch also found that female sex hormone is made from cholesterol, which led to the discovery that all steroids are made from it.

1911

The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place

The first Monte Carlo Rally was to start at points all over Europe and converge on Monte Carlo. Twenty-three cars set out from 11 different locations, and Henri Rougier was among the nine who left Paris to cover a 1020 km route. The event was won by Rougier in a Turcat-Méry 25 Hp.

Danish astronomer Bengt Strömgren is born

He found that the chemical composition of stars was very much different than previously assumed. In the late 1930s, he found the relative abundance of hydrogen to be nearly 70%, and helium to be about 27%. He also discovered the so-called Strömgren Spheres — huge interstellar shells of ionized hydrogen around stars.

Christian Dior is born

Christian Dior is best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, which is now owned by Groupe Arnault. In 1955, he was nominated for Academy Award for Best Costume Design in black and white for the Terminal Station directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Leoš Janáček's opera "Jenůfa" premieres in Brno

Opera in three acts "Jenůfa", in Czech "Její pastorkyňa" meaning "Her Stepdaughter", by famous Czech composer Leoš Janáček first premiered in Brno Theater in Brno. The opera was written between 1896 and 1902 and counts among the first operas written in prose.

"The Wizard of Oz" is first seen on Broadway

The show premiered at the Chicago Grand Opera House and later moved to the Majestic Theatre on Broadway where it ran for 293 performances, followed by traveling tours of the original cast. It starred Anna Laughlin as Dorothy Gale, Fred Stone as the Scarecrow and David C. Montgomery as the Tin Woodman.

Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man is born

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia, and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia. Historians often suggest that Rasputin's terrible reputation helped discredit the tsarist government, and thus helped precipitate the overthrow of the Romanov dynasty.

German chemist Felix Hoffmann is born

He is known for the synthesis of aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid. It is widely used for treatment of pain, fever, or inflammation. Taken shortly after heart attack, aspirin decreases the risk of death. Used long-term to help prevent heart attacks, ischaemic strokes, and blood clots, and several types of cancer.

Confederate Army General Stonewall Jackson is born

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Jackson played an important role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his untimely death on 10 May 1863 and played a prominent part in winning many significant battles.

American dentist Horace Wells is born

He pioneered the use of anaesthesia in dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide (laughing gas). He saw a demonstration of anaesthetic effects of the laughing gas on an exhibition. Next day Wells tested the gas on himself during a tooth extraction. He did not feel pain and became a great proponent of the nitrous oxide.

First vaccine against smallpox

It was introduced by English physician Edward Jenner in 1796. He followed up his observation that milkmaids who had previously caught cowpox did not later catch smallpox by showing that inoculated cowpox protected against inoculated smallpox. It was the first vaccine ever developed. Smallpox was eradicated in 1977.

Joseph Guillotin suggests humane method of execution

Contrary to the common belief, he did not invent the guillotine. He even opposed the death penalty. But his name became an eponym for it. The actual inventor of the prototype was a man named Antoine Louis. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin was also a member of a commission to investigate famous animal magnetism theory of Franz Mesmer.

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