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'Deadpool 2' opens in US cinemas

Deadpool 2 is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its humour and action sequences, with some calling it better than the first film.

Electronic music festival EDC opens in Las Vegas

Electric Daisy Carnival is an annual electronic dance music festival with its flagship event held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event primarily features electronic dance producers and DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Yellow Claw, and Tiësto. The festival incorporates all kinds of electronic music.

Cubana de Aviación Flight 972

Flight 972 was a scheduled domestic flight from José Martí International Airport, Havana, to Frank País Airport in Holguín, Cuba. The Boeing 737-200 flying the route crashed shortly after takeoff, near Santiago de las Vegas, 19 kilometres from Havana city centre. Of those on board, 110 died and three survived with critical injuries.

Final episode of 'Once Upon a Time' airs

Once Upon a Time is an American fantasy drama television series which aired on ABC. The first six seasons are largely set in the fictitious seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, while the seventh and final season takes place in a Seattle, Washington neighborhood called Hyperion Heights. The series finale is called "Leaving Storybrooke".

A school shooting at Santa Fe High School

A school shooting occurred at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, United States, in the Houston metropolitan area. Eight students and two teachers were fatally shot and thirteen others were wounded. The suspected shooter was taken into custody and later identified by police as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school.

Car rams pedestrians in Time Square

Richard Rojas, the driver of a maroon 2009 Honda Accord, sped into pedestrians in Times Square after having jumped the sidewalk on the west side of Seventh Avenue at 42nd Street. He continued for three blocks before crashing at the northwest corner of 45th Street and Seventh Avenue, at Broadway. One person was killed in the incident and 20 were injured, four critically.

Colombian landslide

A major landslide hit the town of Salgar, in Antioquia, Colombia. At least 78 people died in the disaster, making it the deadliest single-event disaster in Colombia since the 1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake. An addition 37 people were injured and an unknown number of people were still unaccounted for.


Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world

Scott is the 17th golfer to be ranked number one since official rankings began. He is also the second Australian. A week after becoming world #1, Scott strengthened his ranking with a win at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, becoming the first person to win all four Texas-based PGA Tour events.

AT&T buys DirecTV, the largest satellite TV provider in the US

AT&T announced it planned to purchase DirecTV. According to the deal approved by the boards of both companies, DirecTV stockholders would receive $95 a share in cash and stock, valuing the deal at $48.5 billion. Including assumed debt, the total purchase price was about $67.1 billion.

Malmö hosts the 58th Eurovision Song Contest

The 58th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest took place in Malmö, Sweden.The winner was Denmark with the song "Only Teardrops" sung by Emmelie de Forest, which scored 281 points, beating Azerbaijan with a margin of 47 points. This makes it the second time that Denmark won on Swedish soil.

Riverside Museum is announced as the Winner of the EMYA

The Riverside Museum is the current location of the Glasgow Museum of Transport, at Pointhouse Quay in the Glasgow Harbour regeneration district of Glasgow, Scotland. The museum was announced as the Winner of the 2013 European Museum of the Year Award. It received 1,131,814 visitors in 2017, making it the fourth most popular attraction in Scotland.

Sri Lanka's 25-year war ends after army kills leader of Tamil Tiger

The Sri Lankan armed forces claimed that the leader of the LTTE, Velupillai Prabhakaran, was killed in the morning while trying to flee the conflict zone in an ambulance. The head of the Sri Lankan army, General Sarath Fonseka, said the military had defeated the rebels and "liberated the entire country."

'Les Miserables', closes after more than 16 years and 6,680 performances

Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the five-part novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. It is the fifth-longest running show on Broadway after Cats (7 485 performances), The lion king (8 238), Chicago (8 635) and The Phantom of the Opera (12 310).


Figure skater Alina Zagitova is born

Alina Ilnazovna Zagitova is a Russian figure skater who competes in the ladies' singles discipline. Early in her career, she won gold at the 2017 World Junior Championships and at the 2016–17 Junior Grand Prix Final, where she became the first junior lady to achieve a total score above the 200 mark.

'Shrek' premieres in the United States

Shrek is a 2001 American computer animated adventure fantasy comedy film loosely based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name. It opened on around 6,000 screens across 3,587 theaters. The film earned $11.6 million on its first day and $42.3 million on its opening weekend, topping the box office for the weekend. Shrek went on to win the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.


Michael Jordan is named the 1998 NBA MVP

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is an American former professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations and many other prizes.

Oslo hosts the 41st Eurovision Song Contest

The 41st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest took place in Oslo, Norway. Twenty-three countries participated in the contest, with Eimear Quinn of Ireland crowned the winner after the final voting, with the song, "The Voice". The song was written by Brendan Graham who also composed the 1994 winner "Rock 'n' Roll Kids".

'Braveheart' premieres at SIFF

Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed by Mel Gibson who stars as William Wallace, a late 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. It grossed $210.4 million worldwide.


The UEFA Champions League Final is held for the second time

The 1994 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between Italian club Milan and Spanish club Barcelona, played at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. In the match, Milan defender Marcel Desailly beat an offside trap to make it 4–0, which ended up being the final score.


Montreal scores the fastest overtime goal in playoff history

The 1986 Stanley Cup Finals NHL championship series was contested by the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens. It was the first time these two teams had met in the playoffs. In game two of the series, Montreal's Brian Skrudland set an NHL and Stanley Cup Finals record for the quickest overtime goal in history, scoring just nine seconds into the first overtime period.


Moran becomes the first player to be sent off in the English FA Cup final

Kevin Moran is a former Irish footballer who excelled at the top levels in both Gaelic and soccer. He is notable for receiving a red card in the 1985 FA Cup Final against Everton, the first player ever to be sent off in an FA Cup final. TV cameras revealed that he had gone for the ball, and not for Peter Reid in the offending tackle. He was later presented with the winner's medal that had at first been withheld.

Mount St. Helens erupts

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, USA. It blew its top in 1980 in what is often declared as the most disastrous volcanic eruption in United States history. An eruption column rose 80,000 feet into the atmosphere and deposited ash in 11 U.S. states. At the same time, snow, ice and several entire glaciers on the volcano melted, forming a series of large mudslides that reached as far as the Columbia River. Approximately 57 people died in the eruption.

Tammy Wynette hits #1 on the UK singles chart

"Stand by Your Man" is a song co-written by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill and originally recorded by Wynette. It was released as a single in the United States in September 1968 and proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career. It is one of the most recorded songs in the history of country music.

'The Me Nobody Knows' premieres Off-Broadway

The Me Nobody Knows is a musical with music by Gary William Friedman and lyrics by Will Holt. It debuted off-Broadway in 1970 and then transferred to Broadway, making it one of the earliest rock musicals to play on Broadway, and the first Broadway hit to give voice to the sentiments of inner-city American youth.

Apollo 10 is launched

Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second to orbit the Moon. It was the F mission: a "dress rehearsal" for the first Moon landing, testing all of the components and procedures, just short of actually landing.


Al Oerter becomes the first athlete in history to throw the discus 200 feet

Alfred Oerter Jr. was an American athlete and four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was a successful athlete throughout the early 1960s, setting his first world record and becoming the first person to break 200 feet in the discus throw.


Real Madrid beats Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 to win the European cup

The 1959–60 European Cup was won by Real Madrid, who beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7–3 in the final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. It remains the record score for the European Cup final. It was Real Madrid's fifth consecutive European Cup title and was also the first time that a German team, Eintracht Frankfurt, reached the finals.


Finnish NHL player Jari Kurri is born

Jari Pekka Kurri is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger and a five-time Stanley Cup champion. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. Kurri was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. He is currently the general manager of Jokerit.

Jacqueline Cochran: the first woman goes supersonic

American aviator Jacqueline Cochran broke the sound barrier in an F-86 Sabre at Rogers Dry Lake, California. The jet was borrowed from the Royal Canadian Air Force and Cochran was 47 at the time of the flight. Her other firsts include: the first pilot to make a blind landing, the first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier, and many more.

Battle of Monte Cassino ends

The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.

Bath School massacre

The Bath School disaster, was a series of violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe in 1927, in Bath Township, Michigan. The attacks killed 38 elementary schoolchildren and six adults, and also injured at least 58 other people. Prior to his timed explosives going off at the school building, Kehoe had killed his wife and firebombed his farm.

Abraham Lincoln is nominated for president

The Republican National Convention nominated Lincoln, a moderate former Congressman from Illinois, as its standard-bearer. The Party platform promised not to interfere with slavery in the states, but opposed the further extension of it into the territories.

Napoleon is proclaimed emperor by French Senate

Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse.

Dutch navigator Willem Barentsz embarks on third northern voyage

Willem Barentsz was a Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer who set sail in search of a new route to China, the elusive Northeast Passage. Even his third attempt was unsuccessful and Barentsz and his crew were forced to dismantle their ship and overwinter in Novaya Zemlya. They sailed home in lifeboats the following June, their ship still lodged in ice, though Barentsz himself died during the journey.

Around 800 Jews is massacred in Germany during the First Crusade

The Worms massacre was the murder of at least 800 Jews from Worms, Germany, at the hands of crusaders under Count Emicho in 1096. The massacre at Worms was one of a number of attacks against Jewish communities perpetrated during the First Crusade.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1992

Sam Smith

died 2017

Chris Cornell

born 1791

Josefa Camejo

born 1905

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