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Starbucks executive chairman and former CEO Howard Schultz retires

Schultz retired as executive chairman in 2018, then becoming Chairman Emeritus of the company. Long known for his outspoken political views, Schultz announced in 2019 that he was exploring a run in the 2020 United States presidential election as an independent candidate.

Microsoft announces that it is acquiring GitHub for US$7.5 billion in stock

GitHub is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. In 2018, Microsoft announced it had reached an agreement to acquire GitHub for US$7.5 billion.

"Wonder Woman" earns $103.3 million on its opening weekend

Earning a total of $103.3 million on its opening weekend, the film recorded a number of records: the biggest domestic opening of all time for a female director, the biggest DC Comics release without Batman or Superman, the 6th-biggest non-sequel comic book superhero debut ever, as well as the 6th-biggest June debut weekend.

DIY icon Martha Stewart indicted on fraud

Martha Helen Stewart is famous in many areas like businesswoman, writer, and television personality. She has written numerous bestselling books, famous magazine Marta Steward Living and she has own TV show called Martha.

Kosovo peace plan is agreed

Armed conflict in Kosovo started in February 1998 and lasted until June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Kosovo Albanian rebel group. Thanks to the resolve of NATO after an incident in Racaku Kosovo peace plan agreed on June 4, 1999, and NATO gave massive air support to Kosovo and after it, war soon ended.

Chinese tanks crush students on Tiananmen Square

This incident, also known as June Fourth Incident were student-led demonstrations in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. Protests were suppressed after the government declared martial law and troops with automatic rifles and tanks killed at least several hundred demonstrators. Exact numbers are unknown.

Polish Solidarity wins the first free elections in Soviet block

Solidarity is a polish labor union. It was founded in September 1890 at the Lenin shipyard. It was the first trade union in a Warsaw Pact country that was not controlled by a communist party. It was part of an anti-bureaucratic social movement.

Glenn Wallichs launches Capitol Records in the U.S.

Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. It was founded as the 1st West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn E. Wallichs, and was later acquired by British music conglomerate EMI as its North American subsidiary in 1955.

Dunkirk rescue is completed

This World War II action is known as Dunkirk evacuation, Operation Dynamo or the miracle of Dunkirk. During it, many Allied soldiers were evacuated from beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, a city in France. This soldier was cut off and surrounded by German troops during the six-week-long Battle of France.

The MS St. Louis is denied permission to land in Florida

More than 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a luxury liner, the MS St. Louis. The Jewish refugees had applied for US visas, and had planned to stay in Cuba only until they could enter the United States. But the Cuban and US government refused to admit them. The refugees were forced to return to Europe.

The first shopping carts are introduced

Inventer of the first shopping cart was Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma. He wanted an option for his customers to take more goods. He took a folding chair and put two baskets on it and called it "folding basket carrier". It became popular pretty fast.

U.S. Congress approves voting right for women

Until the 1910s, most states did in the USA did not give women the right to vote. It was changed with The nineteenth Amendment onAugust 18, 1920. It was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote.

Minimum wage is first adopted in the U.S.

The legalization of minimum wage emerged at the end of nineteen century. The main problem was that stores like sweathouses employed large numbers of women and young people, and they also paid to workers nonliving wages.

Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle

Henry Ford introduced the Quadricycle, the first automobile he ever constructed. Ford built his first automobile with friends while working as an chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit. For more than a century, the Quadricycle has symbolized the base and success of Ford Motor Company.

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