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Zayn's releases solo debut album "Mind of Mine"

Mind of Mine is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Zayn, released in March 2016 by RCA Records. The album was preceded by the release of two singles: "Pillowtalk", and "Like I Would". A third single "Wrong", featuring Kehlani, was also subsequently released.

Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction

Zain Javadd "Zayn" Malik is an English singer and songwriter. Malik quit One Direction in March 2015, citing his desire to live as a "normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight", after signing off from the band's On the Road Again Tour for an indefinite period six days prior due to stress.

Video game Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is released

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is the first expansion pack for the action role-playing video game Diablo III. It was revealed at Gamescom 2013. It was released for the PC and Mac versions of Diablo III in March 2014. The expansion pack content was released as part of the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition version for consoles in August 2014.

2013

Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

After winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger Woods returned to the No. 1 ranking for the 1st time since October 2010. It was the longest spell of his career. Woods' 8th win in the Arnold Palmer Invitational tied a PGA Tour record that had not been touched in 48 years.

Capitol Hill massacre

The Capitol Hill massacre was a mass murder committed by 28-year-old Kyle Aaron Huff. In a rave after-party, Huff killed 6 people and injured 2. He then killed himself as he was being confronted by police. Huff's motive for the shooting remains unknown.

Jennifer Aniston files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, film producer, businessperson and an ex-wife of Brad Pitt. In January 2005, they announced their separation and finalized their divorce in October 2005. During their divorce proceedings, there was intense speculation in the media that Pitt had been unfaithful to Aniston with Angelina Jolie.

Apple's operating system Mac OS X goes on sale

Mac OS X version 10.0 is the first major release of Mac OS X, Apple’s desktop and server operating system. It introduced a brand new code base and introduced the new Darwin Unix-like core and a new system of memory management. It was released for a price of US$129.

Video game Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is released

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, released as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in Europe, is a racing video game. It is the third major installment in the Need for Speed series, significantly incorporating police pursuits as a major part of gameplay.

EU bans sale of British beef amid mad cow disease

The worldwide export of British beef was banned amid fears over the threat of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, known as mad cow disease. The global export ban covered UK live cattle, meat and products.

WikiWikiWeb, the first ever user-editable website, is launched

The WikiWikiWeb was the 1st ever wiki, or user-editable website. It was launched by its inventor, programmer Ward Cunningham, to accompany the Portland Pattern Repository website discussing software design patterns.

Wooly mammoths

The woolly mammoth is an extinct species of mammoth that lived during the Pleistocene until its extinction in the early Holocene epoch, and was one of the last in a line of mammoth species, beginning with Mammuthus subplanifrons in the early Pliocene. The woolly mammoth diverged from the steppe mammoth about 400,000 years ago in East Asia. Its closest extant relative is the Asian elephant. The appearance and behaviour of this species are among the best studied of any prehistoric animal because of the discovery of frozen carcasses in Siberia and Alaska, as well as skeletons, teeth, stomach contents, dung, and depiction from life in prehistoric cave paintings. Mammoth remains had long been known in Asia before they became known to Europeans in the 17th century. The origin of these remains was long a matter of debate, and often explained as being remains of legendary creatures. The mammoth was identified as an extinct species of elephant by Georges Cuvier in 1796.

Highest perfect number

Computer scientists Paul Gage and David Slowinski found a new perfect number using the Cray supercomputer. A perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its positive divisors excluding the number itself. For example, 6 is a perfect number, because it is equal to 1 + 2 + 3. The current highest perfect number was discovered in 2017.

"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" is released

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a 1988 Spanish black comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas. The film brought Almodóvar to widespread international attention: it was nominated for the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

YouTube star Casey Neistat is born

Casey Owen Neistat is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of now-defunct multimedia company Beme. Neistat was born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut in March 1981. He dropped out of high school during his junior year at age 17 and did not return to school or graduate after that.

Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

ButterFly is the sixteenth studio album by American singer Barbra Streisand. It was released in October 1974 by Columbia Records. After releasing The Way We Were earlier in 1974, a collection predominantly consisting of previously released songs, Streisand recorded her first album of entirely new material in over three years.

The 17th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1972 was the 17th annual Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Although Monaco had won the previous year's contest and thus had the rights to host, the principality was unable to meet the demands of hosting the event. This Eurovision Song Contest won Luxembourg with singer Vicky Leandros.

Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold

"She's a Lady" is a million-selling gold-certified hit song written by Paul Anka and performed by Tom Jones, and released at the beginning of 1971. It is Jones' highest-charting single in the U.S. to date, and his final Billboard Top Ten hit, hitting #1 in Cash Box magazine for a week and spending one week at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Martin Luther King Jr. leads 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama

Martin Luther King led 25,000 people from Selma, Alabama, to the State Capitol in Montgomery, aiming to put an end to racial discrimination. The protesters were particularly campaigning for voting rights. The 54-mile march took 5 days.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is born

Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress, producer, and designer. She is known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City. She won two Emmy Awards for the show: one for Outstanding Comedy Series as a producer in 2001, and another for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004.

DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" is ruled not obscene

Novel Lady Chatterley's Lover became famous after an obscenity trial against its publisher, Penguin Books. The trial ended with the verdict of „not guilty“, resulting in greater freedom for publishing of explicit materials. It explicitly describes an affair between an upper-class woman and working-class man.

1958

Sugar Ray Robinson is the first boxing champion to win 5 times

Sugar Ray Robinson became the 1st boxer in history to win a divisional world championship 5 times. He accomplished that by defeating Carmen Basilio at Chicago Stadium. The fight was watched by a crowd of 17,976 and was named The Ring Fight of the Year.

European Economic Community is signed by six EU nations

The European Economic Community was created by the Treaty of Rome. The Community's original aim was to bring about economic integration, including a common market and customs union, among its 6 founding members: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany.

Singer Elton John is born

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight is an English singer, pianist, and composer. In his five-decade career, Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

The first performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"

The premiere of Ebony Concerto by Woody Herman's band First Herd took place in Carnegie Hall in NYC. Walter Hendl was chosen as conductor for the event. It was a jazz-based version of concerto grosso, a form of baroque music, with a blues as the slow movement. Stravinsky dedicated the work to band's leader – Herman.

Soul singer Aretha Franklin is born

Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was a minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success.

Composer Claude Debussy dies at 55

Debussy had been diagnosed with cancer, which he struggled with in his late years. He underwent one of the first colostomy operations. It gave him a temporary respite. He died at his home in Paris, during a bombardment of Paris in Spring Offensive of WWI. Therefore, his burial at Père Lachaise Cemetery was not public.

American agronomist Norman Borlaug is born

He is known as the father of the Green revolution. It was a boom in the use of modern agricultural technology between the 1930s and the late 1960s. New technologies were high-yielding varieties of cereals, chemical fertilizers, and agro-chemicals, controlled water-supply, new methods of cultivation, mechanization, etc.

Director David Lean is born

Sir David Lean, CBE was a British film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. He also directed adaptations of Charles Dickens novels Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter.

New Zealand anthropologist Raymond Firth is born

He researched the Maori and other people of Oceania and Southeast Asia. His first main area of interest was their economic organization. Firth is considered a founder of British economic anthropology. Later, he studied religion, especially on the Tikopia of the Solomon Islands, and the anthropological treatment of symbols.

British Empire abolishes slave trade

The Slave Trade Act abolished the slave trade in the British Empire, mainly the Atlantic slave trade, however it did not abolish slavery itself. Slavery remained legal in most of the British Empire until the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

City of Venice is founded

The traditional founding of Venice is identified with the dedication of the first church, that of San Giacomo on the islet of Rialto. The original population of Venice consisted of refugees from Roman cities near Venice such as Padua, Aquileia, Treviso, Altino, and Concordia.

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