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U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship starts in Alabama

The 2018 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship will be the 73rd U.S. Women's Open, scheduled for May 31 – June 3 at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Shoal Creek, Alabama. The championship is open to any female professional or amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index not exceeding 2.4.


NBA finals begin

The 2018 NBA Playoffs is the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 2017–18 season. The playoffs began in April, 2018 and will end in June at the conclusion of the 2018 NBA Finals.


Thompson becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon

Harriette Thompson was an American classical pianist who later held the record for the oldest woman to run a marathon. At age 91, she completed the 2014 San Diego Marathon in 7 hour, 7 minutes and 42 seconds.


Paul Scholes announces his retirement from the game

Scholes announced his retirement from playing in May 2011, receiving a testimonial match, and began his coaching career at the club from the 2011–12 season onward. However, he reversed this decision in January 2012, and went on to play one more season before retiring again in May 2013.

The Sims 3: Generations is released

The Sims 3: Generations is the fourth expansion pack for The Sims 3, which EA announced by press release and video trailer in April 2011. The game was released in May 2011. It is the first major expansion pack that does not contain a game manual, instead containing a simple install guide with the serial code attached.


Portugal legend Luis Figo plays his final game

At Javier Zanetti's insistence, Figo captained the side for his very last match. He received a standing ovation from the crowd as he was substituted by Davide Santon. The free-kick he scored in extra time against Roma during the Supercoppa Italiana was his most memorable moment in Italy.


Italian defender Paolo Maldini plays his last game for AC Milan

Maldini played his last game in the Champions League in March 2008, a 2–0 loss at the San Siro in the last 16 against Arsenal which eliminated Milan from the 2007–08 Champions League. In 2008, Maldini was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit, as well as the Premio Internazionale Giacinto Facchetti, which is awarded to a player who was demonstrated both skill and fair play throughout his career.

Rihanna releases "Good Girl Gone Bad"

Good Girl Gone Bad is the 3rd studio album by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. Rihanna worked with various producers on the album. Apart from the sound, she also endorsed a new image for the release going from an innocent girl to an edgier and more sexual look.

Vanity Fair reveals who was the "Deep Throat" in Watergate

Vanity Fair revealed that Felt was Deep Throat, when it published an article on its website by John D. O'Connor, an attorney acting on Felt's behalf, in which Felt reportedly said, "I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat."

Spice Girls break up after Ginger leaves the band

Halliwell went on to launch an initially successful solo career. The four remaining members were adamant that the group would carry on and that their approaching North American tour would continue as normal. However, Halliwell's departure threw most of the group's plans into disarray.

Final Doom is released

Final Doom is a first-person shooter video game released in 1996. The game contains the same weapons, items, and monsters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, and was distributed as an id Software product.


The New York Knicks name Pat Riley head coach

Riley became head coach of the New York Knicks starting with the 1991–92 season. Commentators admired Riley's ability to work with the physical, deliberate Knicks, adapting from his style with the fast-paced Laker teams in the 1980s. The Chicago Bulls had easily swept the Knicks in 1991 en route to their first championship.

Barrie tornado outbreak

Barrie tornado outbreak in Canada, was a major tornado outbreak that occurred in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario. 44 tornadoes were counted including 14 in Ontario, Canada. It is the largest and most intense tornado outbreak ever to hit this region, and the worst tornado outbreak in Pennsylvania history in terms of deaths and destruction.


The Philadelphia 76ers defeat Los Angeles Lakers

The 1983 NBA Finals, also known as Showdown '83, was the championship round of the NBA's 1982–83 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs. The Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 0. 76ers center Moses Malone was named as the NBA Finals MVP.

"The Muppet Movie" opens in the United Kingdom

The Muppet Movie is a 1979 musical road comedy film and the first theatrical film featuring the Muppets. The movie was released in the United Kingdom in May 1979 and received critical praise; including two Academy Award nominations for Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher's musical score and their song, "The Rainbow Connection".

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System includes the trans-Alaska crude-oil pipeline, 11 pump stations, several hundred miles of feeder pipelines, and the Valdez Marine Terminal. The pipeline was built between 1974 and 1977 after the 1973 oil crisis caused a sharp rise in oil prices in the United States.

Actor Colin Farrell is born

Farrell was born in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland. Farrell appeared in the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone in 1999, and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead role in the war drama Tigerland in 2000.

Actor Clint Eastwood is born

Eastwood was born in San Francisco, California. He is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure. Eastwood has contributed to over 50 movies over his career as actor, director, producer, and composer. According to the box office–revenue tracking movies featuring Eastwood have grossed a total of more than $1.68 billion domestically.

American engineer Ron Toomer is born

He is most known as the roller coaster designer, credited for designing 93 roller coasters around the world. He worked for the Arrow Dynamics Company, which was responsible for some of the most influential advancements in the amusement park industries. Toomer also worked for NASA. He was one of the co-designers of the Apollo spacecraft heat shield..

The first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon is released

The Karnival Kid is a 1929 American animated short movie directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black and white by The Walt Disney Studio and released to theaters by Celebrity Productions. It is the first in which Mickey speaks. Mickey's first spoken words were in this cartoon, "Hot Dogs!", the voice being provided by composer Carl Stalling.

The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line

After almost 19 years, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. This marked the famous automobile's official last day of production at the main factory. Model T was generally regarded as the first affordable automobile to middle-class.

The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the US, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon; the designer was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers.

Tulsa race riot

The Tulsa race riot took place when a white mob attacked residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States. The attack, carried out on the ground and by air, destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district.

First transatlantic flight ends

After first landing on European mainland in Lisbon, Portugal, the U. S. flying boat Curtiss NC-4 touched down in Plymouth. Historical journey from newfoundland to Great Britain took 23 days. This included time for stops. U.S. Navy ships were stationed along the flight course to rescue aviators in case of any emergency. The accomplishment was later eclipsed by nonstop flights.

Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood occurred after the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall, releasing 14.55 million cubic meters of water.

Big Ben is completed

The tower stands 315 feet tall, and the climb from ground level to the belfry is 334 steps. The tower was designed by Augustus Pugin in a neo-gothic style. When completed in 1859, its clock was the largest and most accurate four-faced striking and chiming clock in the world.

Mathematician Évariste Galois dies in a pistol duel

He is known for his contributions to the part of higher algebra known as group theory. His theory solved many long-standing unanswered questions, including the impossibility of trisecting the angle and squaring the circle. The night before the duel Galois wrote notes about a theory of algebraic functions, which had to wait for discovery another 40 years.

Roman catacombs are accidentally rediscovered

Laborers digging for pozzolana earth found a hidden underground chamber. It belonged to the forgotten system of burial places under Rome. First chambers were built in 2nd century AD. One of first known archeologists, and Antonio Bosio (1576 – 1629) dedicated his life to the systematic study of the catacombs.

Joan of Arc is burned in Rouen, France

Joan was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction, which was allied with the English. She was later handed over to the English and put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges. After Cauchon declared her guilty she was burned at the stake, dying at about 19 years of age.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1943

Joe Namath

born 1976

Colin Farrell