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Football player is attacked by fan during local derby

Grealish was assaulted by a pitch invader during the derby match away to Birmingham City. Later in the second half, Grealish scored to give Aston Villa a 1–0 victory. The same day a 27-year-old man from Rubery, was arrested. He pleaded guilty to the offences and was sent to prison for 14 weeks.

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes

The flight’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed six minutes after takeoff near the town of Bishoftu, killing all 157 people aboard. The cause of the accident is currently unknown and is under investigation. Flight 302 is the deadliest accident involving an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft to date.

Final episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' airs

The series finale of The Vampire Diaries named I Was Feeling Epic aired as the 16th and last episode of season 8. The episode was written by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, and directed by Julie Plec. A one-hour retrospective aired before the finale.

Volkswagen pleads guilty in dieselgate affair

EPA had found that Volkswagen had intentionally programmed TDI diesel engines to activate their emissions controls only during laboratory emissions testing which caused the vehicles' NOx output to meet US standards during regulatory testing, but emit up to 40 times more NOx in real-world driving.


British F1 champion John Surtees dies

John Surtees was an English Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver. Surtees died of respiratory failure at St George's Hospital in London, at the age of 83. He was buried, next to his son Henry, at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in Lingfield, Surrey.

Michelle Williams stars in the Broadway debut of 'Blackbird'

Blackbird is a drama play by David Harrower, inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebaker. The Broadway revival of the play took place at the Belasco Theatre with 37 previews before being officially opened. Michelle Williams was nominated for Tony Award for Best Actress in Play for her role of Una.

Gaye family win $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement

Blurred Lines, a single performed by Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell Williams, was inspired by the Marvin Gaye song called Got to Give it Up. Subsequently, the song became the subject of dispute with the family of Gaye and Bridgeport Music. As a result, Thicke and Williams were found liable for copyright infringement.

Wiz Khalifa releases 'See You Again'

See You Again is a song by Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth. It was commissioned for the soundtrack of the action film Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker, who died in a car accident. The single spent 12 non-consecutive weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100 and received 3 nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

'Hand to God' opens Off-Broadway

Hand to God is a comedy play by Robert Askins. It opened Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, roughly 3 years after its original production. It was an MCC Theater production directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Steven Boyer, playing the roles of Jason and Tyrone won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play.

American chemist F. Sherwood Rowland dies

His best-known work was the discovery that chlorofluorocarbons contribute to ozone depletion. Rowland theorized that man-made organic compound gases combine with solar radiation and decompose in the stratosphere. This releases atoms of chlorine and chlorine monoxide. These atoms destroy ozone molecules.

A revival of 'Sweeney Todd' opens at the West End

Musical thriller Sweeney Todd is based on the 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond. After its original production at the West End in 1980, it saw a number of revivals. Its third West End revival ran at the Adelphi Theatre. It won 3 out of 6 Laurence Olivier Award nominations, including Best Musical Revival award.

Queensland oil spill

The 2009 southeast Queensland oil spill occurred off the coast of southeast Queensland, Australia, when 230 tonnes of fuel oil, 30 tonnes of other fuel and 31 shipping containers containing 620 tonnes of ammonium nitrate spilled into the Coral Sea, north of Moreton Bay during Cyclone Hamish.

'Volver' premieres in Puertollano, Spain

Volver is a 2006 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Headed by actress Penélope Cruz, the film features an ensemble cast also starring Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, and Chus Lampreave. The plot originates in Almodóvar's earlier film The Flower of My Secret.

Nasdaq stock index peaks before the dot-com bubble burst

NASDAQ Composite peaked at 5,132.52 but fell 78% in the following 30 months. The dot-com bubble was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet by businesses and consumers. During this period, many Internet-based companies were founded, many of which failed.

The first preview of 'The Wild Party' on Broadway

The Wild Party is a musical based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. The Broadway production opened at the Virginia Theatre with 36 previews. It told a story of a hyper-sexual chorus girl and her jealous boyfriend who invite various theatrical types to a party where booze and flirtation flew freely.

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' premieres on The WB

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon. The series tells a story of Buffy Summers, the latest in a line of young women known as Vampire Slayers, who are fated to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness.

The PalmPilot is released

The PalmPilot Personal and PalmPilot Professional are the second generation of Palm PDA devices produced by Palm Inc, then a subsidiary of U.S. Robotics. These devices were launched in 1997. Palm also sold the 10201U modem at 14.4 kbit/s, introduced at a price of $129.

Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles

Prince Charles was enjoying skiing trip in Klosters ski resort with his friends when an avalanche started above them. All but two of them, Major Hugh Lindsay and Mrs. Palmer-Tomkinson, managed to avoid it. Prince and the rest of the party frantically dug them out, however, Hugh died on arrival at Davos hospital.

Gloria Gaynor is at #1 on the US singles chart with 'I Will Survive'

I Will Survive is a song recorded by Gloria Gaynor, and written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. The song's lyrics describe the narrator's discovery of personal strength following a devastating breakup. It has sold 14 million copies worldwide.

Barbra Streisand records 'The Singer' & 'I Can Do It'

The Singer and I Can Do It are songs included in a box set by Barbra Streisand called Just for the Record. The Singer was written by Walter Marks, and I Can Do It was written by Johnny Worth. The whole set includes a variety of Streisand's performances recorded between 1955 and 1988.

James Earl Ray is jailed for 99 years

James Earl Ray was an American fugitive and felon convicted of assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. He confessed to the crime on his 41st birthday, and after pleading guilty he was sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Jack Ruby is sentenced to death

A Dallas jury found him guilty of murdering Oswald, and he was sentenced to death. Ruby's conviction was later appealed, and he was granted a new trial. However, as the date for his new trial was being set, Ruby became ill in his prison cell and died of a pulmonary embolism from lung cancer.

Tibetan uprising

The Tibetan uprising began when a revolt erupted in Lhasa, which had been under the effective control of the People's Republic of China since the Seventeen Point Agreement was reached in 1951. Armed conflict between Tibetan guerillas and the PLA had started in the Kham and Amdo regions, which had been subjected to socialist reform.

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' premieres in NYC

Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth tells a story of a gigolo Chance Wayne returning to his hometown. The premiere at Broadway took place at the Martin Beck Theatre. Subsequently, it was nominated for 3 Tony Awards. The play was later referenced in songs and movies, and there was also a movie and TV adaptation.

Military coup is led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Fulgencio Batista was the former president of Cuba and later dictator, backed by the US. During another presidency race, he was in a distant third position. However, being backed by the army, he staged a coup and seized the power. Following this, he took control of the country as provisional president, after canceling the elections.

The 10th Academy Awards are postponed due to floods

The 10th Academy Awards were hosted by Bob Burns at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Leo McCarey was awarded the Best Director prize for his film called The Awful Truth. The Life of Emile Zola has received the award for Outstanding Production.

'Jezebel' premieres in New York

Jezebel is a 1938 American romantic drama film released by Warner Bros. and directed by William Wyler. It stars Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Richard Cromwell, and Fay Bainter. The film was adapted by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, and Robert Buckner, from the play by Owen Davis, Sr.

Long Beach earthquake

The 1933 Long Beach earthquake took place on March 10 at 5:54 P.M. PST south of downtown Los Angeles. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach, California, on the Newport–Inglewood Fault. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of 6.4 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Damage to buildings was widespread throughout Southern California. An estimated forty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 115 to 120 fatalities. The majority of the fatalities resulted from people running out of buildings exposing themselves to the falling debris.

The Winter Garden Theatre opens

The Winter Garden Theatre was originally the American Horse Exchange. In early 1911, the Shubert family leased the building and it was subsequently designed as a theatre by architect William Albert Swasey. It opened with a musical La Belle Paree, starring Al Jolson and launching him on his highly successful career.


England football club Chelsea F.C. is founded

Chelsea F.C. is a professional football club in London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Since its foundation, the club's home is Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's regular colors are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. In 2017, the club was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 7th most valuable football club in the world.

Telephone switch

A telephone exchange is a telecommunications system used in the public switched telephone network or in large enterprises. An exchange consists of electronic components and in older systems also human operators that interconnect (switch) telephone subscriber lines or virtual circuits of digital systems to establish telephone calls between subscribers.

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