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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Video game Populous is released

Populous is a video game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts, and is regarded by many as the first god game. The player assumes the role of a deity, who must lead followers through direction, manipulation, and divine intervention, with the goal of eliminating the followers led by the opposite deity.

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.

Actor Mark Wahlberg is born

American singer and actor who attained fame as a member of the rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He was hired by the fashion design company Calvin Klein as an underwear model, before launching a successful film career. His big movie debut was in the comedy Renaissance Man.

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.

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.


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.

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".

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.

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.

Author Ken Follett is born

Follett was born in June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales. He is a British author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works. Many of his books have reached number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, including Edge of Eternity and Fall of Giants.

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.

Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor is born

Dennis Gabor CBE FRS was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics. Gábor Dénes College in Budapest, Hungary, is named after him in honor of his works.

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.

Economist John Maynard Keynes is born

John Maynard Keynes was born in Cambridge into a quite prosperous family. Keynes was journalist, financier and the most important economist of the 20th century. His economic theories, which became known as Keynesianism favoured government intervention to end the Great Depression.

Anniversaries of famous

died 2004

Ronald Reagan

born 1971

Mark Wahlberg

born 1941

Robert Kraft

born 1983

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