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Kemerovo Fire

A fire that engulfed the Winter Cherry shopping mall and entertainment complex in Kemerovo, Russia. It killed at least 60 people. The blaze started somewhere on the top floor of the four-story complex, and people were seen jumping from windows to escape it. 100 people were evacuated, and another 20 were rescued.

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.


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.

The world premiere of 'Peter and Alice'

Peter and Alice is a play by American writer John Logan based on the meeting of 80-year-old Alice Liddell and Peter Llewelyn Davies, then in his thirties, in a London bookshop in 1932, at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition. The production was directed by Michael Grandage and was performed by Judi Dench as Alice and Ben Whishaw as Peter. The play opened on Broadway.

'Come Fly Away' opens on Broadway

Come Fly Away is a dance revue conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, around the songs of Frank Sinatra. The musical, set in a New York City nightclub, follows four couples as they look for love. It premiered on Broadway in March after tryouts in Atlanta and has received mostly warm reviews.


David Beckham wins his 100th England cap

Beckham was honored before the match by receiving an honorary gold cap representing his 100th cap from Bobby Charlton and was given a standing ovation from the crowd. He played well and assisted John Terry on the match-winning goal. When substituted at half-time for David Bentley, the pro-Beckham crowd booed the decision.

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.

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.

"Cagney & Lacey" is released on CBS

Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network for 7 seasons. A police procedural, the show starred Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as New York City police detectives who led very different lives: Christine Cagney was a career-minded single woman, while Mary Beth Lacey was a married working mother. The series was set in a fictionalized version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct.

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.

Luxembourg wins Eurovision for the third time

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.

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.


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.

Centralia mine disaster

In the Centralia mine disaster, the Centralia No. 5 coal mine exploded near the town of Centralia, Illinois, killing 111 people. The Mine Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor reported the explosion was caused when an underburdened shot or blown-out shot ignited coal dust. At the time of the explosion, 142 men were in the mine; 65 were killed by burns and other injuries and 45 were killed by afterdamp.

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.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent Italian and Jewish immigrant women aged 14 to 23.

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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