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The sixth-largest earthquake ever recorded in the US

An earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Alaska near Kodiak Island. The earthquake, measured at 7.9 on the Mw scale, was approximately 280 km southeast of Kodiak and happened at a depth of 25 km. The earthquake was felt throughout most of southern Alaska, including the major cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, and parts of neighboring British Columbia.

Subnautica is released

Subnautica is an open-world survival-adventure video game developed and published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. The full release out of early access was exclusively for Microsoft Windows on Steam, with the versions for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Subnautica has a confirmed standalone expansion called Subnautica: Below Zero planned to be released.

Marshall County High School shooting

15-year-old Gabriel Parker entered the school with a handgun and opened fire. The shooting killed two students, 15-year-old Bailey Holt and 15-year-old Preston Cope. 21 other people were injured. Of those, 16 suffered gunshot wounds. Parker has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault.

Justin Bieber is at #1 on the US singles chart with "Sorry"

Sorry is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album, Purpose. Commercially, the song topped the charts of 13 countries. It spent 7 weeks at number one on the Canadian Hot 100 and 3 weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; "Sorry" then was replaced by the third single "Love Yourself".

2015

Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter

Klay Alexander Thompson, an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association scored in the third quarter of the game against the Sacramento Kings an NBA-record of 37 points for a single quarter, going 13-for-13 from the field, including nine three-pointers.

Winter Storm Juno is formed

The storm originated from a low-pressure area, that developed off the Pacific Northwest, before moving over the Canadian Prairies. It affected Canada and the Central and Eastern United States, and eventually, parts of Southern Greenland and Western Europe.

The world premiere of "Outside Mullingar" opens on Broadway

Outside Mullingar premiered on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in a Manhattan Theatre Club production. Directed by Doug Hughes, the cast stars Brían F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing, Dearbhla Molloy and Peter Maloney. The play was commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club through the U.S. Trust New American Play Commissioning Program and received the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

2013

Eden Hazard is sent off for kicking a ballboy in Capital One Final

Hazard was sent off in the Football League Cup semi-final 2nd leg game against Swansea City for kicking a ball out from underneath a ball boy who was lying on it in order to waste time. Chelsea went on to lose the tie 2–0. Thereafter, he told Chelsea TV that he "apologized and the boy apologized" to each other.

Alcott's novel "Little Women" becomes a Broadway musical

After 55 previews, the Broadway production opened at the Virginia Theatre and closed after 137 performances. It was directed by Susan H. Schulman, with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld, set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Catherine Zuber, and lighting design by Kenneth Posner.

"Numbers" debuts on CBS

Numbers is an American crime drama television series that follows FBI Special Agent and his brother, a college mathematics professor, who helps him solve crimes for the FBI. A typical episode starts with a crime which is then investigated by a team of FBI agents and mathematically modeled.

Legendary talk-show host Johnny Carson dies aged 79

Carson died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of respiratory failure arising from emphysema. He was 79 and had revealed his terminal illness to the public. His body was cremated, and the ashes were given to his wife, Alexis Maas. In accordance with his family's wishes, no public memorial service was held.

"Fiddler on the Roof" begins previews on Broadway

A 4th Broadway revival ran for 36 previews and 781 performances at the Minskoff Theatre. Alfred Molina, and later Harvey Fierstein, starred as Tevye, and Randy Graff, and later Andrea Martin and Rosie O'Donnell were Golde. It was directed by David Leveaux. This production replaced Yente's song "The Rumor" with a song for Yente and two other women called "Topsy-Turvy".

Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident took place

The self-immolation incident took place in in central Beijing, on the eve of Chinese New Year. Chinese government sources say that five members of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice, set themselves on fire in the square. Falun Gong sources disputed these portrayals, noting that their teachings forbid violence or suicide.

Musical comedy Spice World is released in the US

The movie was distributed by Columbia Pictures, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, and Icon Entertainment International. After the premiere in the US, Spice World became a box office success and broke the record for the highest-ever weekend debut for Super Bowl weekend with box office sales of $10,527,222. The film grossed $151 million at the box office worldwide and over $100 million including DVD sales.

Netscape Announces Free Communicator Source Code Release

The Corporation announced its intention to release the source code of the then in-development Netscape Communicator 5.0, heralding the beginning of what would become the Mozilla project. At the same time, Netscape stopped charging for Netscape Navigator 4.0 and Netscape Communicator Standard Edition 4.0.

Take That go to #1 on the UK album chart

Everything Changes is the second album for British boyband Take That. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and was nominated for the 1994 Mercury Prize. It was also the third best-selling album of 1993 in the UK. The album was also the band's breakthrough across Europe going top 10 in many countries and top 30 in Australia and Japan.

Michael Jackson is at #1 on the US singles chart

The Way You Make Me Feel is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. The song received positive reviews from contemporary critics. "The Way You Make Me Feel" became Bad's 3rd consecutive single to peak at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and charted mainly within the top 10 and 20 internationally.

First induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential musicians, bands, producers, and others that have influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record.

1984

Dutch professional footballer Arjen Robben is born

Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich. He usually plays as a left or right sided winger, known for his dribbling skills, speed, crossing ability and his accurate left foot long-range shots from the right wing. Robben first came to prominence with Groningen, for whom he was player of the year for the 2000–01 Eredivisie season.

"A-Team" premieres on NBC

The A-Team is an American action-adventure series about former members of a fictitious United States Army Special Forces unit. The members escaped from military prison after being sentenced for a crime they didn't commit and chose to work as soldiers of fortune.

1981

Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

Mike Bossy is a Canadian former ice hockey player for New York Islanders. He was the only player in NHL history to score consecutive Stanley Cup winning goals and the only player to record four game-winning goals in one series. He is one of only five players to score 50 goals in 50 games.

Legendary mini-series Roots premieres on NBC

Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The series first aired on ABC. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won 9. It also won a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the 3rd highest-rated episode for any type of television series.

George Harrison is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"My Sweet Lord" is a song by English musician and Beatle, George Harrison. It was released in November 1970 on his triple album All Things Must Pass. Also issued as a single, Harrison's first as a solo artist, "My Sweet Lord" topped charts worldwide and was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the UK.

Dawn are at #1 on the US singles chart with "Knock Three Times"

Knock Three Times is a popular song credited to Tony Orlando and Dawn. The song was released as a single, paired with Orlando's other hit song. The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in and eventually sold 6 million copies. The song registered well at Adult Contemporary stations, reaching #2 on Billboard's "Easy Listening" survey.

Pueblo incident

USS Pueblo is a Banner-class environmental research ship, attached to Navy intelligence as a spy ship, which was attacked and captured by North Korean forces, in what is known today as the "Pueblo incident" or alternatively, as the "Pueblo crisis".

Milton Keynes is founded as a new town with a plan to become a city of 250 000 people

Milton Keynes is a large town located about 45 miles north-west of London. In the 1960s, the British government decided that a further generation of new towns in the south-east of England was needed to relieve housing congestion in London.

Petula Clark is at #1 on the US singles chart with "Downtown"

Downtown is a song composed by Tony Hatch which became an international hit, reaching number one in Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 in UK Singles Chart. Hatch received the Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. The song has been covered by many singers, including Dolly Parton and Emma Bunton.

Bathyscaphe "Trieste" reaches bottom of Pacific

She dived to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench near Guam in the Pacific. The boat was designed by Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard. The crew consisted of his son Jacques and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh. The submarine was transported by freighter Santa Maria and escorted by destroyer USS Lewis.

Croatian meteorologist and seismologist Andrija Mohorovičić is born

He is best known for the eponymous Mohorovičić discontinuity. It is a boundary between the Earth's crust and the mantle. Mohorovičić discovered it, when he observed seismograms from shallow-focus earthquakes had two sets of waves, one that followed a direct path near the Earth's surface and the other refracted by a high-velocity medium.

Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto

Existence of tenth planet (called Planet X) was predicted by Percival Lowell and William Pickering. Tombaugh used the astrographic camera to take photographs of the same section of sky several nights apart. Then he compared the images and looked for objects that would appear to jump from one position to another.

The French Academy of Sciences tells Marie Curie 'Non'

Curie applied for the academy membership, but her application was rejected. At that time, Curie already shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics for her work in isolating radium. She was a leading proponent of radium's therapeutic value. She was already the head of the physics laboratory at the Sorbonne.

The first person of Native American ancestry serves in the US Senate

Charles Curtis was an American attorney and politician, elected as the 31st Vice President of the United States with President Herbert Hoover. He was also the first person with acknowledged non-European ancestry to reach either of the highest offices in the United States government's executive branch.

French physicist Paul Langevin is born

He is most known for the Langevin dynamics, an approach to the mathematical modelling of molecular systems. He co-invented ultrasonic submarine detection. Langevin was also one of the founders of the antifascist organization Comité de vigilance des intellectuels antifascists and president of the Human Rights League.

German mathematician David Hilbert is born

He discovered and developed a broad range of fundamental ideas in many areas, including invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry. He also formulated the theory of Hilbert spaces, one of the foundations of functional analysis. In 1900 he presented a collection of 23 problems that set the course for much of the mathematical research of the 20th century.

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