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Marshmello holds first ever 'Fortnite' concert

Marshmello collaborated with the free-to-play video game Fortnite Battle Royale to throw an in-game concert, along with releasing merchandise based on the game. He had a concert which was held online, amassing over 10 million players on the first day. Shortly after he released the single "Here with Me", a collaboration with Scottish band Chvrches.

Snapchat files for $3 billion IPO

Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. Snapchat and Spectacles’ parent company Snap Inc. filed for a $3 billion initial public offering with the SEC.

'American Truck Simulator' is released

American Truck Simulator is a business and vehicle simulation game developed by the Czech company SCS Software and is the parallel video game sequel to Euro Truck Simulator 2, a spiritual successor of 18 Wheels of Steel. Software announced the official release date for American Truck Simulator on their blog. The game was released 1 day earlier instead.

Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46

The actor was found dead in the bathroom of his Manhattan apartment by a friend, playwright, and screenwriter David Bar Katz. Detectives searching the apartment found heroin and prescription medications at the scene and revealed that he was discovered with a syringe in his arm.

Single 'Thrift Shopt' goes to #1 on the US singles chart

The American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released “Thrift Shop” as the 4th single from their debut studio album, The Heist. The song received widespread critical acclaim at its release. It steadily climbed the Billboard Hot 100 chart during several weeks, until it replaced “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars at No. 1.


The first NHL player since 1989 to scores eight points in one game

Gagner scored four goals and four assists against the Chicago Blackhawks, tying the team record of eight points, previously set by Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey. The feat also made him the 13th NHL player of all time to score eight or more points in a single game, and the first since Mario Lemieux did it in 1989.

Rabaul Queen sunk

MV Rabaul Queen was a passenger ferry that operated between Papua New Guinea's ports that capsized and later sank in rough conditions. The reason for such incident was insufficient technical conditions of the ferry as well as under-certified and underqualified staff. The final death toll is unknown. Estimates range from 88 to 223.

The long-running reality show 'RuPaul's Drag Race' premieres

The first season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiered in the US on Logo. 9 contestants were selected to compete in the running of becoming "America's Next Drag Superstar." The winner of the first season won a lifetime supply of MAC Cosmetics, was featured in an LA Eyeworks campaign, joined the Logo Drag Race tour, and won a cash prize of $20,000.

Police officer Filippo Raciti is killed

Raciti died in Catania on after the end of the football derby between Catania and Palermo, as a result of liver damage caused by blunt object trauma, disproving an initial hypothesis which claimed his death was caused by a homemade firecracker. Raciti's death resulted in all of the Italian football matches, even the national team, to be suspended for a week.

Lindsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole" opens on Broadway

Rabbit Hole is a play written by David Lindsay-Abaire. It was the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered on Broadway and it has also been produced by regional theatres in cities such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The play had its Spanish language premiere in San Juan, Puerto Rico in Autumn of 2010.

Brosnan officially announces that he will be resigning from the role of James Bond

Before resigning officially, Brosnan said he considered himself dismissed from the role. Although Brosnan had been rumored frequently as still in the running to play 007, he had denied it several times, later on, he posted on his website that he was finished with the role. Daniel Craig took over the role the same year.

Tatu start a four-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart

Hitting the Russian charts 3 years earlier, female duo t.A.T.u. released their début single, "All the Things She Said" in the UK and it topped the charts for a total of 4 weeks. Tatu were the first ever Russian act to score a UK No 1. The accompanying video ostensibly depicted the girls imprisoned but concluded by revealing that it was the audience who was imprisoned; it stirred controversy with its images of the two girls kissing.

Jennifer Lopez is at #1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'

The song was a huge success on the charts, reaching number one in the US and New Zealand, and entered the top five and the top ten in several countries. After the success of "All I Have" with LL Cool J, the track was included on the re-issue of his album 10. The song was ranked as the 15th most successful song on the Billboard Hot 100.

Cebu Pacific Flight 387 crashes

Cebu Pacific Flight 387 was a domestic Cebu Pacific flight from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City on Mindanao. The 31-year-old McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 crashed on the slopes of Mount Sumagaya in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. The incident resulted in the deaths of all 104 passengers and crew on board the aircraft.

Sting scores his second UK #1 album with 'The Soul Cages'

The Soul Cages is the third full-length studio album released by Sting and the first to feature longtime guitarist Dominic Miller. Released in 1991, it became his second No. 1 album in the United Kingdom. The album was dedicated to Sting's recently deceased father who died in the late 1980s.

Sex Pistols’ bassist Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose

A small group of friends gathered to celebrate Sid Vicious having made bail. Vicious' friend Peter Kodick assisted him in procuring heroin, and he died in his sleep after overdosing on it. He was discovered dead by his mother early in the morning.

The Carpenters start a four-week run at #1 on the UK album chart

The Singles: 1969–1973 is an album by the brother/sister pop duo the Carpenters. A greatest hits collection, it topped the charts in the US and the UK and became one of the best-selling albums. Features of this compilation include a newly recorded version of Top of the Worl", Ticket to Ride and a number of musical introductions and segues between the songs Superstar, Rainy Days and Mondays and Goodbye to Love.

Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit 'The Way We Were'

The single was a commercial success, topping the charts in both Canada and the United States while peaking in the top 40 in Australia and the United Kingdom. Additionally, "The Way We Were" was 1974's most successful recording in the United States, where it was placed at number one on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles list.

Mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell dies

He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics. Russell contributed in many fields: mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science and philosophy.

The Rolling Stones release '19th Nervous Breakdown'

The 19th Nervous Breakdown song by The Rolling Stones was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The song reached number 2 on both the US and UK charts while topping the NME charts. In 2015, it was used in the Universal Pictures animated film called Minions.

The Beatles play their first professionally organised gig outside of their hometown

The Beatles played their first professionally organized gig outside of Liverpool. The groups set started with their version of ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’. It was arranged by the club's manager Tony Stuart. The Oasis Club, which stood on Manchester's Lloyd Street, was owned by Kennedy Street Enterprises.

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper appear at the Surf Ballroom

Buddy Holly played his last concert in Clear Lake, Iowa. A day after the concert, a light plane crashed near the Iowa-Minnesota border, killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, better known as The Big Bopper. They had just finished playing the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Hubert de Givenchy presents his first collection in Paris

Hubert de Givenchy and Javani Robert Durfy founded his own luxury house and launched a new collection Les Séparables with some floaty skirts and puffy blouses made from raw cotton. Givenchy achieved critical acclaim with Vogue magazine praising his "wonderful first collection". The collection included the Bettina Blouse a white shirt named in honor of Bettina Graziani.

Battle of Stalingrad ends

By the early morning, commander General Strecker was informed that one of his officers had gone to negotiate surrender terms with the Soviets. He then decided to put an end to the fighting. He sent a radio message to Germany, saying that his command had performed its duty to the last man and then surrendered.

American Western film 'Stagecoach' premieres in Miami

Stagecoach is an American Western movie directed by John Ford and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols, is an adaptation of "The Stage to Lordsburg". The movie follows a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory. The movie premiered in Miami.

Rocket mail

In Austria, a rocket was first used to deliver mail. Later, the rocket delivery of mail has been attempted by various organizations in many different countries, with varying levels of success. It has never become widely seen as being a viable option for delivering mail, due to the cost and numerous failures.

James Joyce's 'Ulysses' is published in Paris

Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was published in its entirety in Paris by Sylvia Beach on Joyce's 40th birthday. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement".

Russian chemist and inventor Dmitri Mendeleev dies

He formulated the Periodic Law (“Element properties changing periodically with their atomic masses”) and created a first version of the periodic table of elements. Mendeleev used his table to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.

Gustave Charpentiers opera 'Louise' premieres in Paris

The opera tells the story of the love between Louise, a seamstress living with her parents in Paris, and Julien, a young artist. It is the story of a young girl's desire for freedom. Louise premiered at the Opéra-Comique conducted by André Messager, reaching its 100th performance just over a year later.


The US national baseball league is formed

The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. Founded to replace the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, it is sometimes called the Senior Circuit.

The Cardiff Giant

One of the most famous hoaxes in the history of science was debunked. The Cardiff Giant was a 3 m purported corpse of a petrified man uncovered by workers digging a well behind the barn of William Newell in Cardiff, New York. The specimen was, however, nothing that nothing but carved gypsum. It is still being displayed.

George Frideric Handel's opera 'Poro' premieres in London

Poro is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The opera was first given at the King's Theatre in London and on 15 further occasions. A run of 16 performances was a mark of success for the time as is the fact that the work was revived in December, and again in a revised form in 1736.

New York is incorporated as a city

New Amsterdam was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island that served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland. New Amsterdam received municipal rights on February 2, thus becoming a city. The city was later renamed New York in honor of the Duke of York.

The Argentine city of Buenos Aires is founded

The city of Buenos Aires was first established as Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre after Our Lady of Bonaria by a Spanish expedition led by Pedro de Mendoza. The settlement founded by Mendoza was located in what is today the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires, south of the city centre.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1970

Erik ten Hag

died 2013

Chris Kyle

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