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Orange's 'There There' is published

There There is the first novel by Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange. It opens with an essay by Orange as a prologue, and then proceeds to follow a large cast of Native Americans living in the area of Oakland, California, as they struggle with a wide array of challenges.

Orlando shooting

John Robert Neumann Jr., a 45-year-old former employee of Fiamma, killed five former colleagues and himself. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Neumann did not appear to belong to any kind of subversive or terrorist group.

Brighton siege

Yacqub Khayre, a 29-year-old Somali-born Australian, murdered a receptionist and held a prostitute hostage at the Buckingham International Serviced Apartments, located in Brighton a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. In a subsequent shoot-out with a police tactical unit, Khayre was killed and three police officers were wounded.

Hermalle-sous-Huy train collision

The Hermalle-sous-Huy train collision was a collision between a passenger train and a freight train in Hermalle-sous-Huy, Belgium. At least three people were killed and 36 others were injured, nine of them seriously.

Aktobe shootings

The 2016 Aktobe shootings were a spate of shootings on civilian and military targets in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Two attacks occurred at gun stores, while a third attack was aimed at a military unit. The shootings left 7 victims dead and 37 injured. Eighteen attackers were killed and nine were arrested.

Sabah earthquake

The 2015 Sabah earthquake struck Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia with a moment magnitude of 6.0 which lasted for 30 seconds. The earthquake was the strongest to affect Malaysia since 1976. Eighteen people died on Mount Kinabalu, with most of the deaths being members of a group from Tanjong Katong Primary School.

'Monsters University' premieres at BFI Southbank in London

Monsters University is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae. It is a prequel to Monsters, Inc., making it the first time Pixar has made a prequel film.

Philadelphia building collapse

A building undergoing demolition collapsed onto the neighboring Salvation Army Thrift Store at the southeast corner of 22nd and Market Streets in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, trapping a number of people under the rubble. The store was open and full of shoppers and staff. Six people died and fourteen others were injured.

Disney imposes limits on junk food advertising

Disney's plan to impose strict standards on food advertising was aimed at young children on Disney-owned television channels, radio stations and Web sites. The standards, based on federal guidelines, were to eliminate junk-food ads on children’s programs and set an example for other companies and advertisers to follow.

'Lysistrata Jones' opens at the Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium

Lysistrata Jones is a musical comedy adaptation of Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata. The book is by Douglas Carter Beane and the score is by Lewis Flinn. After a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run with Transport Group Theatre Company, the show opened on Broadway in 2011 and closed in 2012.

'The Illusion' opens at the Peter Norton Space

The Illusion is a play by Tony Kushner, adapted from Pierre Corneille's seventeenth-century comedy, L'Illusion Comique. It follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son from the sorcerer Alcandre.

Jurors were shown the bloody revolver

Actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in the mansion belonging to record producer Phil Spector. Spector was tried for the murder of Clarkson in 2007 and in 2009, the jury found Spector guilty of murdering Clarkson. Spector was sentenced to nineteen years to life in state prison.

Ronald Reagan dies

Ronald Wilson Reagan, a former actor, California governor and the 40th president of the U.S., died at his Los Angeles home at age 93, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, making him the nation's longest lived president at that time. A state funeral took place in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Lopez marries Marc Anthony

Lopez began dating her longtime friend, Marc Anthony in 2004. The couple wed in June of that year and lived in Brookville, New York. 2 men attempted to ransom a private wedding video that was stolen from the couple for 1 million dollars.

GM workers launch 7-week strike amid plant closures

Members of United Auto Workers Union Local 659 walked off the job shortly after 10 a.m. The strike, the seventh against GM since early 1997, involved accelerated workloads, outsourcing and health and safety issues, officials of Local 659 said.

Mariah Carey marries Tommy Mottola in Manhattan

Mariah Carey is an American singer and songwriter. Carey began dating Tommy Mottola while recording Music Box, and married him in 1993. After the release of Daydream and the success that followed, Carey began focusing on her personal life, which was a constant struggle at the time. The couple announced their separation in 1997.


Jordan helps the Bulls beat the Lakers

The outstanding Jordan exertion helped the Chicago Bulls defeat the Lakers 107-86 en route to their first title. Chicago set a Finals record for team shooting percentage. Michael Jordan became the 3rd man in NBA history to take the scoring title and the NBA Finals Championship in the same season.

AIDS is described for the first time

American physician Michael Gottlieb published a short description of the disease in the CDC newsletter called Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Gottlieb encountered unusual clusters of pneumonia in five homosexual men in Los Angeles. They were like the opportunistic infections in immunosuppressed patients.

Apple II goes on sale

The machine was designed by Steve Wozniak with minor contributions of Steve Jobs and Rod Holt. According to Wozniak it was small, reliable, convenient to use and inexpensive. It had an 8-bit architecture. At first, the Apple II used data cassette storage. In 1978, the company introduced an external floppy disk drive.

Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot

Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a candidate of presidential office, was shot three times in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Five others people were wounded. The senator had just completed a speech celebrating his victory in the California presidential primary. Senator died the next day while hospitalized.


Italy knocks the USSR out by winning a coin toss

The final tournament of UEFA Euro 1968 was a single-elimination tournament involving the four teams that qualified from the quarter-finals. The semi-final match between Italy and Soviet Union was decided by a coin toss. Italy captain Giacinto Facchetti called correctly. Italy won the tournament with a 2–0 replay victory over Yugoslavia.


Ice hockey team Los Angeles Kings is founded

The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NHL. The team was founded after Jack Kent Cooke was awarded an NHL expansion franchise for Los Angeles in 1966, becoming one of the six teams that began play as part of the 1967 NHL expansion.

Six-day war broke out in Middle East

The Six-Day War also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, known at the time as the United Arab Republic, Jordan, and Syria.

The Rolling Stones start their first U.S. tour

The Rolling Stones band launched a short 12-date tour of the country with their first performance at the Orange Show Fairgrounds in San Bernardino, Calif. On this tour, the band promoted their first U.S. album The Rolling Stones. Their first set list included a song originally written by J. Lennon and P. McCartney.

David Bowie releases single 'Liza Jane'

"Liza Jane" was the first recording to be released as a single by David Bowie, and credited to Davie Jones with the King-Bees. It was released in 1964 when Bowie was 17 years old. The B-side of the single was the Paul Revere and the Raiders song "Louie, Louie Go Home".

Elvis Presley introduces 'Hound Dog'

The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, introduced what would become his top selling hit, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show, an early television favorite. Elvis’s performance included magnified gyrations that drove the girls in the audience wild, and infuriated parents across the country.

Biologist Susan Lindquist is born

Lindquist is best known for her research of the protein folding. Molecules of proteins are made from sequence of small building blocks, the amino acids. Same sequence of amino acids can have different shapes. Lindquist proved, that these different shapes react differently. Her other area of interest were prions, infectious agents composed entirely of a protein material.

George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe

Secretary of State George C. Marshall in his speech calls on the US to assist in the economic recovery of postwar Europe. It was called as Marshall Plan. The US sent billions of dollars to Western Europe to rebuild the devastated countries. The Plan was signed by president H. S. Truman.

German border reset after WWII

The inner German border was the border between the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1990. Not including the similar and physically separate Berlin Wall, the border was 1,393 kilometres long and ran from the Baltic Sea to Czechoslovakia.


Italy embarks on a successful World Cup winning campaign

The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France in 1938. Italy retained the championship by beating Hungary 4–2 in the final. Italy's 1934 and 1938 teams became the only ones to have won two World Cups under the same coach, Vittorio Pozzo.

Roosevelt takes U.S. off gold standard

A congressional resolution abrogated gold clauses in all contracts, both government and private. Gold clauses guaranteed that contracts would be repaid in gold or in gold’s monetary equivalent, at the value set in 1900. A series of cases in the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of these actions.

Anthropologist Ruth Benedict is born

Benedict's theories had a profound influence on anthropology, especially in the study of culture and personality. Benedict’s major contribution to anthropology was a comparison of the Zuñi, Dobu, and Kwakiutl cultures. She demonstrated how small a portion of the possible range of human behavior is incorporated into a particular culture.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1951

Jill Biden

born 1971

Mark Wahlberg

died 2004

Ronald Reagan