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Donald Trump meets top manufacturing CEOs in a bid to get jobs home

Liveris organized a manufacturing working group to meet with Trump, which included executives from major companies to talk about job growth and economic policies. Speaking for the council on that day, Liveris said the 24 CEOs were "encouraged by pro-business policies" The CEOs present that day represented companies that employ 2 million.

"Beauty and the Beast" premieres at Spencer House in London

Beauty and the Beast is an American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. Beauty and the Beast premiered at Spencer House in London.

Carlos Ghosn leaves Nissan after two decades as CEO

Ghosn announced he would step down as CEO of Nissan, while remaining chairman of the company. Hiroto Saikawa, who had been at Nissan 40 years and was co-chief executive of the company, became its CEO.

Video game Far Cry Primal is released

Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the first Far Cry game set in the Mesolithic Age. It revolves around the story of Takkar, who starts off as an unarmed hunter and rises to become the leader of a tribe.

Video game Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is released

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Danielle Steel’s novel “Big Girl” is published

Big Girl, the 80th novel by Danielle Steel, was published by Delacorte Press. In the novel, Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family. The main character of the story is a girl named Victoria Dawson.

The 45th Grammy Awards are held

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Musicians accomplishments from the previous year were recognized. Norah Jones and her song "Don't Know Why" were the main recipients of the night, garnering five Grammys.

The 42nd Grammy Awards are held

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1999. Santana was the main recipient with eight Grammys, tying Michael Jackson's record for most awards won in a single night.

Galtür avalanche

The Galtür avalanche occurred in the Alpine village of Galtür, Austria. It took less than 60 seconds to hit Galtür. At 50 metres high and traveling at 290 kilometres per hour, this powder avalanche hit with great force, overturning cars, ruining buildings and burying 57 people. By the time rescue crews managed to arrive, 31 people had died.

Eminem releases album “The Slim Shady LP”

The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album and the major-label debut by American rapper Eminem. It was released under Interscope Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. The album features production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself.

Tornadoes in Florida kills 42 people

The Kissimmee tornado outbreak was a devastating tornado outbreak, the deadliest tornado event in Florida history. The tornadoes, among the strongest ever recorded in Florida, produced F3 damage, killed 42 people, and caused 260 injuries.

"Trainspotting" opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Trainspotting is a British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle. The film made £12 million in the domestic market and $72 million internationally. Trainspotting was the highest-grossing British film of 1996, and at the time it was the fourth highest grossing British film in history.

Actress Dakota Fanning is born

Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model. Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia. She attended Montessori School of Covington. Her mother, Heather Joy, played tennis professionally, and her father, Steven J. Fanning, played minor league baseball and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles.

Famous supernova, the SN 1987A, is seen

The star explosion occurred in Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, approximately 168,000 light years from Earth. From the Southern Hemisphere, it was easily visible to the naked eye. It was the first supernova observable without special equipment from 1604. First astronomers who saw SN 1987A were Ian Shelton and Oscar Duhalde, at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile and Albert Jones in New Zealand.

The Smiths score their first UK #1 album with "Meat Is Murder"

Meat Is Murder is the second studio album by English rock band the Smiths. It was released by Rough Trade Records and became the band's sole number one album in the UK charts during the band's lifetime, staying on the chart for thirteen weeks.

Actress Emily Blunt is born

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British-American film and stage actress and singer. Blunt was born in Wandsworth, London. She is the second of four children born to Joanna, a former actress and teacher, and barrister Oliver Simon Peter Blunt.

American actor Josh Gad is born

Josh was born in Hollywood, Florida, the US to Jewish parents. He graduated as bachelor in drama at the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts. He portrayed and voiced many characters in several movies and TV series since then, for example Olaf in Frozen. He has two daughters with actress Ida Darvish.

Spanish rebels storm Parliament

"23-F" was an attempted coup d'état in Spain that began on 23 February and ended the following day. Its most visible figure, Antonio Tejero, led the failed coup's most notable event: a group of 200 armed officers of the Guardia Civil burst into the Spanish Congress of Deputies during the vote to elect the country's new Prime Minister.

Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla are legally separated

Priscilla began taking karate lessons from Mike Stone, a karate instructor she had met in backstage at one of Elvis' concerts. She soon began an affair with him. Elvis and Priscilla separated in February and filed for legal separation on July 26.

Businessman Michael Dell is born

Michael Saul Dell is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world's largest technology infrastructure companies. He is ranked as the 38th richest person in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of US$ 23.5 billion.

Petula Clark has her first UK #1 single with "Sailor"

Clark's version of "Sailor" debuted at #18 on the UK Top 50 becoming Clark's first UK chart entry since "Baby Lover", an intermittent ten UK single releases having failed to chart. A sales total of 250,000 units for Clark's "Sailor" was announced by Pye Records.

"Pinocchio" is released

Pinocchio is an American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score, the first Disney film to win either.


Joe Louis knockouts Nathan Mann in the 3th round for heavyweight boxing title

The fight between Joe Louis and Nathan Mann took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Louis knocked out Mann in the 3rd round. In general, Louis is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. His championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months.

George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw was written during 1909–1910. The play takes place entirely on a single Saturday afternoon in the conservatory of a large country house in Hindhead, Surrey in Edwardian era England. It premiered in the Duke of York's Repertory Theatre.

USA takes control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

Panama received US$10 million, much of which the United States required to be invested in that country, plus annual payments of US$250,000; with those payments made, the Canal Zone was formally turned over by Panama when American officials reopened the Panama City offices of the canal company and raised the American flag.

Diesel engine is patented

German inventor Rudolf Diesel patented his new engine. It burns fuel oil rather than gasoline, and uses high compressed of the gases in the cylinder rather than a spark to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines are more effective than gasoline engines but they produce more air pollutants. They are widely used in heavy industrial machinery.

Director Victor Fleming is born

Victor Lonzo Fleming was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer. He was born at the Banbury Ranch near what is now La Cañada Flintridge, California, the son of Eva and William Richard Lozno Fleming. His most popular films were The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Gone with the Wind (1939).

Polish biochemist Casimir Funk is born

Original Polish spelling of his first name is Kazimierz, but it is commonly anglicized as Casimir. He is usually considered the first to credit the concept of vitamins (short for vital amines). He proposed that diseases such as beriberi, scurvy, rickets and pellagra were caused by lack of these vital substances in the diet.

German mathematician Carl Gauss dies

Gauss made many contributions to mathematics, but also physics and astronomy. He wrote his magnum opus, Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (Arithmetical Investigations), in 1798, at the age of 21. Once he was interrupted in the middle of a problem and told that his wife was dying. He said, "Tell her to wait a moment till I'm done."

Poet John Keats dies at 25

John Keats was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley. His poetry is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. His work includes the famous sonnet called On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

Composer George Frideric Handel is born

George Frideric Handel was influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and by the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition. He is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era, with works such as Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and Messiah.

Gutenberg prints his first Bible

The Gutenberg Bible was the first major book printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe. It marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of the printed book in the West. Written in Latin, the Gutenberg Bible is an edition of the Vulgate, printed by Johannes Gutenberg, in Mainz.

Anniversaries of famous

died 1965

Stan Laurel

born 1983

Emily Blunt

born 1955

Flip Saunders