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Final episode of 'The Middle' airs

The Middles are working class family who lives in Orson, USA. This season should be the final one and will run for 24 episodes and the last one will end with a one-hour series finale. The Middles are staring by Frances "Frankie" Heck married to Michael "Mike". Their three children, Axl, Sue, and Brick.

Primary run-offs are held across U.S. ahead of midterm election

The elections will coincide with the elections of other offices, including a gubernatorial election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on March 6 and the run-offs will be held on May 22

Manchester arena bombing

A shrapnel-laden homemade bomb was detonated as people were leaving Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. Twenty-three people were killed, including the attacker, and over 800 were injured including psychological damage.


American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden dies

Hayden was hit by a car while riding his bicycle near Rimini, Italy. His injuries were so severe that he was not placed into a medically-induced coma and did not receive any surgery. Whether Hayden was at all conscious or in a natural coma during his last days is not known.

Donald Trump visits the Western Wall

Trump was the first U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, during his first foreign trip, which included Israel, Italy, the Vatican, and Belgium. Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017, despite criticism and warnings from world leaders.

'Preacher' premieres on AMC

Preacher is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen for AMC starring Dominic Cooper. It is an adaptation of the comic book series Preacher created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The series was officially picked up in September 2015, with a ten-episode order which premiered in May 2016.

Saudis pledge to build the world's biggest hotel

Abraj Kudai is a hotel currently under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When completed, it will be the largest hotel in the world, consisting of a ring of 12 towers 45 stories high, with 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants, and five rooftop helipads. There will also be five floors for the sole use of the Saudi royal family.

Ireland votes to approve same-sex marriage

A referendum amended the Constitution of Ireland to provide that marriage is recognized irrespective of the sex of the partners. The measure was signed into law by the President of Ireland as the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.

Murder of Lee Rigby

In 2013, a British Army soldier, Fusilier Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was attacked and killed by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, southeast London. The attack was condemned by political and Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom and in the international press.

DJ Baauer releases 'Harlem Shake'

"Harlem Shake" is a song recorded by American DJ and producer Baauer. It was released as his debut single by Mad Decent imprint label Jeffree's. The uptempo song—variously described as trap, hip hop or bass music—incorporates a mechanical bassline, Dutch house synth riffs, a dance music drop, and samples of growling-lion sounds.

'February House' opens Off-Broadway at the Public Theater

Gabriel Kahane's musical February House, commissioned by The Public Theater, told the story of a Brooklyn World War II-era commune, where W.H. Auden, Gypsy Rose Lee, Benjamin Britten, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Paul Bowles all lived together.

Eruption of Grímsvötn

The 2011 eruption of Grímsvötn was an eruption in Grímsvötn, Iceland's most active volcano, which caused disruption to air travel in Northwestern Europe. The last eruption of Grímsvötn was in 2004, with the previous most powerful eruptions in 1783, 1873 and 1902. The Grímsvötn eruption was the largest eruption in Iceland for 50 years.


The 18th UEFA Champions League Final

The match was won by Internazionale, who beat Bayern Munich 2–0 to complete the Treble, a feat never before achieved by any team from either Italy or Germany. The refereeing team came from England and was led by Howard Webb. It was the first Champions League final to be played on a Saturday, rather than the traditional Wednesday.

Bitcoin pizza day brings to mind the 1st bitcoin payment

Florida programmer and BitcoinTalk user Laszlo Hanyecz offered to pay 10,000 Bitcoins for pizza. This transaction is famously known throughout the cryptocommunity as the first real world transaction/purchase used with Bitcoin. It is now known as Bitcoin Pizza Day.

Air India Express Flight crashes

The Captain had continued an unstabilized approach, despite three calls from the First Officer to "go around", resulting in the aircraft overshooting the runway, falling down a hillside and bursting into flames. Of the 160 passengers and six crew members on board, only eight passengers survived.

'Fahrenheit 9/11' wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Fahrenheit 9/11 is an American documentary film which was directed, written by Michael Moore. The film shows us a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush. In 2004 in Cannes Film Festival film debuted and received a standing ovation for 20minutes. The film was awarded by the festival´s highest awards the Palme d'Or.


Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years

Annika Sörenstam is a retired Swedish professional golfer who is regarded as one of the best female golfers in history. Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she had won 90 international tournaments as a professional, making her the female golfer with the most wins to her name.


Ajax narrowly fail to become the first team to retain the Champions League

The 1996 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match played between Juventus of Italy and Ajax of the Netherlands. The match ended in a 1–1 draw after extra time, forcing a penalty shoot-out, which Juventus won 4–2. It was the club's second triumph in the competition.

Johnny Carson hosts 'The Tonight Show' for the last time

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.

Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system

Windows 3.0, a graphical environment, is the third major release of Microsoft Windows. It became the first widely successful version of Windows and it was followed by Windows 3.1. All editions of Windows 3.0 became unsupported after December 31, 2001.


First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off

The 1987 Rugby World Cup was the first Rugby Union World Cup. New Zealand and Australia agreed to co-host the tournament. In the first match, New Zealand beat Italy 70-6. The attendance of the match was about 20 000 spectators. New Zealand won 1st world cup and became champions.

'A View to a Kill' premieres in San Francisco

Despite receiving mixed to negative reviews from critics, it was a commercial success, with the Duran Duran theme song "A View to a Kill" performing well in the charts, becoming the only theme song to reach #1 on the Billboard charts and earning a Golden Globe nomination. Christopher Walken was also praised for portraying a "classic Bond villain".


The first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 auto race

Janet Guthrie is a retired professional race car driver and the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. She would compete in two more Indy 500s, finishing ninth in the 1978 race. Overall, she competed in 11 Indy car events with a best finish of fifth.

Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule as Ceylon. A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early-20th century to obtain political independence, which was granted in 1948; the country became a republic and adopted its current name in 1972.

The Rolling Stones’ 'Sticky Fingers' album goes to #1 on the US charts

Sticky Fingers is the ninth British and eleventh American studio album by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. It is the band's first album of the decade and the first release on the band's new label Rolling Stones Records, after having been contracted since 1963 with Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is born

Naomi Elaine Campbell is a British model, actress, and singer. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself amongst the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry.

Poet and playwright Langston Hughes dies

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes died in New York City at the age of 65 from complications after abdominal surgery related to prostate cancer.

Boeing 707 explodes as a result of suicide bombing

The aircraft crashed in a clover field near Unionville, in Putnam County, Missouri, killing all 45 crew and passengers on board. The investigation determined the cause of the crash was a suicide bombing committed as insurance fraud. The plane had been hijacked to Cuba the previous year as Flight 54.

Valdivia earthquake

In this day, the largest earthquake in recorded history occurred. The earthquake triggered a tsunami that affected most of the Pacific, causing fatalities in Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines. In Chile alone, it killed 1,655 people and left more than 2,000,000 homeless.

Richard Strauss' 'Four Last Songs' premieres in London

The Four Last Songs orchestra are – with the exception of the song "Malven", composed later the same year – the final completed works of Richard Strauss. The premiere was given at the Royal Albert Hall in London by soprano Kirsten Flagstad and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler.

Truman Doctrine is enacted to help Greece and Turkey after WWII

The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. It was first announced to Congress by President Harry S. Truman in 1947 and further developed in 1948 when he pledged to contain threats to Greece and Turkey.

Hungarian-American chemist George A. Olah is born

In Hungarian, his name was Oláh György. He belonged to the group of prominent Hungarian scientists who emigrated to the United States in the early half of the 20th century, often nicknamed The Martians. In 1960s Olah isolated the carbonium ions, usually called carbocations. This discovery has opened a new area of economically important hydrocarbon research.

Cartoonist Hergé is born

Hergé was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums which are considered one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. Born to a lower middle-class family in Etterbeek, Brussels, Hergé began his career by contributing illustrations to Scouting magazines.

Author Victor Hugo dies

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Hugo's death from pneumonia at the age of 83 generated intense national mourning.

Author Arthur Conan Doyle is born

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a Scottish-born writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective.

Abraham Lincoln's patent

Future president of the United States o America is granted a patent. As of March 2018, he is only U. S. president to apply for some. His invention was a device for lifting boats over shoals in a river. Lincoln conceived the idea when the boat on which he traveled got hung up on obstructions. Documentation of his patent was discovered in 1997.

First steamship sails across the Atlantic

American hybrid ship SS Savannah left Savannah, Georgia, and started her voyage to Liverpool, England. She made the voyage in 29 days and 11 hours with no difficulties. The ship was however commercial failure. Originally laid down as a sailing vessel, she was converted back into a pure sailing ship shortly after her return from Europe.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1942

Ted Kaczynski

born 1962

Brian Pillman

born 1950

Bernie Taupin

born 1981

Daniel Bryan