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Toshiba Chairman resigns as the company logs massive losses

Toshiba revealed unaudited details of a 390 billion yen corporate-wide loss, mainly arising from its majority-owned US-based Westinghouse nuclear construction subsidiary which was written down by 712 billion yen. Toshiba delayed filing financial results, and chairman Shigenori Shiga, formerly chairman of Westinghouse, resigned.

YouTube is established by 3 former Paypal employees

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees - Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. Google bought the site in 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

The Cedar Revolution begins

The Cedar Revolution was a chain of demonstrations in Lebanon triggered by the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri. The popular movement was remarkable for its avoidance of violence, peaceful approach, and its total reliance on methods of civil resistance.

Gallup Poll is released

Gallup, Inc. is an American research-based, global performance-management consulting company. The company became known for its public opinion polls conducted worldwide. It provides research and strategic consulting to large organizations in many countries.

US 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV

Jacqueline took American television viewers on a tour of the White House with Charles Collingwood of CBS News. The film was watched by 56 million television viewers in the US and was later distributed to 106 countries. Kennedy won a special Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Trustees Award for it at the Emmy Awards.

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