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Final episode of 'Making History' airs

Making History is an American comedy television series produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, created and written by Julius Sharpe, the show stars Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, and Yassir Lester. Originally planned for 13 episodes, Fox reduced the show to 9 episodes in October 2016. On May 11, 2017, the series was canceled after one season.


Manchester United beats Crystal Palace 2:1 in FA Cup Final

The 2016 FA Cup Final was the 135th final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football cup competition. The match was contested between Crystal Palace and Manchester United in a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup Final. Crystal Palace won 2–1 with goals from Joel Ward and Wilfried Zaha either side of Oriol Romeu's equaliser.

Eva Longoria marries Jose Antonio Bastón

Bastón and Longoria met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend in Mexico City; at the time, Bastón did not know who Longoria was and originally declined the invitation to meet her because of his busy schedule. The couple was married in Mexico in 2016.


Midfield maestro Xavi announces he will be leaving Barcelona

Xavi played for Spain at the 2000 Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004, 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012, 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. In November 2017, Xavi said that he would retire at the end of the 2017–18 season, and would later pursue a coaching career.

The National September 11 Museum opens to the public

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site.

Russia signs a major 30-year deal worth $400bn to deliver gas to China

Latest developments in May 2014 announced that China and Russia reached a 30-year gas deal where Russia would supply 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas each year to China. These developments continue to show Russia and China's attempts to work together outside of USA confinements.

The series finale of 'House' airs

"Everybody Dies" is the last episode of the eighth season of the American television medical drama series House and the final episode of the series. It aired on Fox Network in the United States in May 2012. The series finale aired immediately following a retrospective episode, entitled "Swan Song", which made for a two-hour special.

Suicide attack in Sanaa

The 2012 Sana'a bombing was a suicide attack against Yemeni Army soldiers practicing for the annual Unity Day military parade in Sana'a, Yemen. The ceremony is carried out every year to mark the unification of North Yemen and South Yemen as the Republic of Yemen. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' single goes #1 on the US charts

The song reached number one in 11 countries and the top five in many more regions. It was Adele's first number-one song in the United States, reaching the top spot on many Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 where it was number one for seven weeks.

JAXA launches the solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS

IKAROS is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency experimental spacecraft. The spacecraft was launched aboard an H-IIA rocket, together with the Akatsuki probe and four other small spacecraft. IKAROS is the first spacecraft to successfully demonstrate solar sail technology in interplanetary space.


Park Ji-Sung becomes the first Asian to play in a champions League final

Having won 19 trophies in his career, Park Ji-sung is the first Asian footballer to have won the UEFA Champions League trophy, the first Asian footballer to play in a UEFA Champions League final, as well as the first Asian footballer to have won the FIFA Club World Cup.

David Cook wins the seventh season of 'American Idol'

David Roland Cook is an American rock singer-songwriter. Cook originally did not plan to try out for the show. He went to the auditions in Omaha, Nebraska initially to support his younger brother and then, prompted by mother and brother when a show producer noticed him, David auditioned himself. Prior to Idol, he released an independent album entitled Analog Heart.


The 16th UEFA Champions League Final

The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match that took place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, to determine the winner of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League. It was contested by Manchester United and Chelsea, making it an all-English club final for the first time in the history of the competition.


The first nation win both the World and Olympic titles in the same year

Sweden shut out the Czech Republic 4-0 in the Gold Medal Game to win the IIHF World Championships. Sweden had won the 2006 Winter Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Gold 3-2 versus Finland in Turin, Italy two months earlier. They therefore became the first hockey team to win both the Winter Olympics and the IIHF World Championships in the same year.

The tallest roller coaster in the world opens

Kingda Ka is a steel accelerator roller coaster. Besides other things, it is the world's second fastest roller coaster, and was the second strata coaster ever built. It was built by Stakotra, a subcontractor to Intamin. The train is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.

Kiev hosts the 50th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Kiev, Ukraine. The winner for 2005 was Greece with the song "My Number One" performed by Helena Paparizou, written by Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou, both successful singer-songwriters in Greece.

Susan Lucci wins her first Daytime Emmy Award for best actress

Susan Victoria Lucci is an American actress, television host, author and entrepreneur, best known for portraying Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama All My Children from 1970 to 2011. The character is considered an icon and the Los Angeles Times citing her as the highest-paid actor in daytime television. In 2005, she was honored to have her own Star on the Walk of Fame.

All 4 One's 'I Swear' single goes #1 on the US charts

"I Swear" is a ballad written by Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers that became a hit for 2 acts in 1993. All-4-One's version hit number one in numerous countries, including the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., where it remained for eleven consecutive weeks. It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, where it stayed for seven consecutive weeks.


Don Nelson is named IBM NBA Coach of the Year

Nelson becoming the first NBA coach to win the award three times. He is an American former NBA player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors. He was named one of the Top 10 coaches in NBA history. His all-time record is 1,335–1,063.

Johnny Carson hosts his penultimate episode and last featuring guests

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962. It originally aired during late-night. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

Bomb kills India's former leader Rajiv Gandhi

The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, occurred as a result of a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India. At least 14 others were also killed. It was carried out by Thenmozhi Rajaratnam, also known as Dhanu, member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam .


Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper for heavyweight boxing title

Ali and Cooper fought two boxing matches with each other.Ali won both matches.The first fight was stopped by the referee in the fifth round, and the second in the sixth round. Both fights were stopped after Cooper started bleeding excessively. The first Ali-Cooper bout is remembered for being one of the four fights in which Ali was officially knocked down.

The musical 'Gypsy' opens on Broadway

Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother."

U.S. explodes the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll

Operation Redwing was a United States series of 17 nuclear test detonations. They were conducted at Bikini and Enewetak atolls by Joint Task Force 7. The entire operation followed Project 56 and preceded Project 57. The primary intention was to test new, second-generation thermonuclear weapons.

Sada Abe is arrested with her dead lover's severed genitals

Sada Abe was a Japanese woman, a geisha and prostitute, who erotically asphyxiated her lover, Kichizō Ishida, in 1936, and then cut off his penis and testicles and carried them around with her in her kimono. Abe was released after having served five years in prison and went on to write an autobiography.

Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland

The first woman who flew over Atlantic encountered strong northerly winds, icy conditions, and mechanical problems. She landed at in a pasture at Culmore, north of Derry, Northern Ireland. The landing was witnessed by Cecil King and T. Sawyer. When a farm hand asked, "Have you flown far?" Earhart replied, "From America."

Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris

Lindbergh was the first man who flew over Atlantic. Doing so, he won the Orteig Prize, first offered in 1919. He used custom-built, single engine, high wing monoplane called Spirit of St. Louis. His flight took 33 hours and thirty minutes. Lindbergh navigated only by dead reckoning because he was not proficient at celestial navigation.

U.S. Congress made the first step to allow women to vote

Congress submitted the amendment to the states for ratification. It was ratified by three-fourths of the states a year later, with Tennessee's ratification being the last needed to add the amendment to the Constitution. In Leser v. Garnett, the Supreme Court rejected claims that the amendment was unconstitutionally adopted.

English fossil collector Mary Anning is born

Anning made her first significant discovery at the age of 11 when she found a complete skeleton of an Ichthyosaur, a large marine reptile from the Jurassic period. The skeleton was ten-meter-long. It created a sensation and made Mary Anning famous. Later she found the first complete Plesiosaurus, another large extinct marine reptile.

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