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Danny Ocean’s sister recruits her team in Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8 is a 2018 American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch. The film is a spin-off of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy. It is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States in June 2018, 11 years to the date of the release of Ocean's Thirteen.

G7 summit begins

The 44th G7 summit will be held in June 2018 in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. This will be the sixth time since 1981 that Canada has hosted the meetings. Ahead of the G7 leaders' summit, finance ministers from six of the G7 countries have condemned the decision by the Trump administration to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.


Paris Sevens rugby tournament opens

The male and female Rugby tournaments for the Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 are being organized by Les Gaillards with the support of the French Rugby Federation (FFR). Approximately 240 players are expected for this competition which is open to everyone, regardless of ability.

Ed Sheeran is sued for $20m over "Photograph"

In June 2016, it was revealed that Sheeran was being sued by songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, writers of Matt Cardle's 2011 single "Amazing", for $20 million for copyright infringement for note-for-note plagiarism. The lawsuit was privately settled in April 2017, with no admission of guilt.

Apple unveils Apple Music

Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists. The service was announced and launched in June in over 100 countries worldwide. New subscribers get a 3-month free trial period before the service becomes paid-only.

Tracy Morgan is seriously injured in a car crash

In June 2014, Morgan was a passenger in a Mercedes Sprinter minibus involved in a 6 vehicle crash in New Jersey. Just after 1:00 am EDT Saturday morning, the vehicle was traveling northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranbury, when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer operated by Walmart, causing a chain reaction crash.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden marries Christopher O'Neill

The wedding of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, and the British-born American financier Christopher O'Neill took place in Stockholm in June 2013. The ceremony was held at the Royal Palace chapel. Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Chief Court Chaplain of the Royal Court and Bishop Emeritus of Skara, and Michael Bjerkhagen, Vicar of the Royal Court, conducted the ceremony.

Rihanna releases "Te Amo"

Te Amo is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her 4th studio album, Rated R. The song was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, James Fauntleroy II and Rihanna, production was helmed by Eriksen and Hermansen. "Te Amo" impacted radio in Canada on June 7, 2010, and was released via digital download the following day.

"Pretty Little Liars" first airs on ABC

"Pilot" is the series premiere of the mystery drama series, Pretty Little Liars. It introduces each of the main characters, and establishes the basic premises of the series. Airing in June 2010 on ABC Family, the episode received mixed reviews and was watched by 2.47 million viewers.

Peloponnese earthquake strikes Greece

The 2008 Peloponnese earthquake killed 2 people, injured more than 220 and left at least 2,000 people homeless in north western Peloponnese, Greece. The earthquake hit the area at 1525 EET with a moment magnitude of 6.5 according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. It was strongly felt as far away as Athens and parts of southern Italy.

Video game Forza Motorsport 2 is released in Europe

Forza Motorsport 2 is a racing video game developed for the Xbox 360 console. It is the 2nd title in the Forza series. It was only released in North America and, unlike other Platinum Hits releases of Forza Motorsport 2, it included two discs. Most cars in the fame can be visually customized.

House rejects Net Neutrality

The Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006 was a bill in the US House of Representatives. It was part of a major overhaul of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 being considered by the US Congress. The COPE Act was passed by the full House in June 2006, but the subsequent Markey Amendment failed leaving the final bill without meaningful network neutrality provisions.

Venus transits the Sun

A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and a superior planet, becoming visible against the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually several hours.

British PM Tony Blair is elected in a landslide to a second term

Tony Blair became the first Labour Prime Minister to win a full second term. His priority was to increase the pace of public sector reform. His second term was dominated by international issues and the controversial 2003 invasion of Iraq. In 2016, the Iraq Inquiry criticised his actions and described the invasion as unjustified and unnecessary.


Ray Bourque wins Stanley Cup in his final NHL game

Bourque won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best defensemen 5 times while finishing second for that trophy a further six times. He finished his career with the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he won his only Stanley Cup in his final NHL game. In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players.


Shaquille O'Neal ties the NBA record for most blocked shots

Shaquille O'Neal was one of the most effective players in the NBA. Los Angeles Lakers head coach, Phil Jackson, challenged Shaquille O’Neal to man up on the defensive end of the floor. O'neal was more than a force on the court beating the 24-year record for most blocked shots in a Finals game.

Sinéad O'Connor comes out

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor came out as a lesbian publically during a lengthy interview with Curve magazine. However, soon after in an interview in The Independent, she stated, "I believe it was overcompensating of me to declare myself a lesbian. It was not a publicity stunt. I was trying to make someone else feel better. And have subsequently caused pain for myself. I am not in a box of any description." She later stated that while most of her sexual relationships had been with men, she has had three relationships with women.

Red Hot Chili Peppers release album "Californication"

Californication is the 7th studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Californication marked the return of John Frusciante. Californication is the Chili Peppers' most commercially successful studio release internationally, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide.

The Fugees' single "Killing Me Softly" hits #1 in the UK

"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. It was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman who recorded the song in late 1971. Hip hop group the Fugees covered the song on their album The Score (1996). Their version became a hit, topping the charts in the United Kingdom, where it became the country's biggest-selling single of 1996.


Cameroon stuns Argentina at FIFA World Cup

Cameroon opened the tournament with a shock victory over reigning champions Argentina, before topping the group ahead of them, Romania and European Championship runners-up, the Soviet Union. Their success was fired by the goals of Roger Milla, a 38-year-old forward who came out of international retirement to join the national squad at the last moment.

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" hits #1 in the US

Everybody Wants to Rule the World is a song by English band Tears for Fears. It was their 7th UK Top 30 chart hit, peaking at number two in April 1985, and thus becoming the group's highest-charting UK single. In the US, it was the lead single from the album and gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 number 1 hit in June 1985, remaining there for 2 weeks.

The blockbuster "Gremlins" opens in the US

Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror movie directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The movie is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. This story was continued with a sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990.


Naomi James breaks the solo round-the-world sailing record

Dame Naomi Christine James is the first woman to sail single-handed around the world via Cape Horn. She departed Dartmouth, Devon in September 1977 and finished her voyage around the globe in June 1978 after 272 days, improving Sir Francis Chichester's solo round-the-world sailing record by 2 days.

One processor to rule them all

The 8086 is a 16-bit microprocessor chip designed by Intel between early 1976 and mid-1978, when it was released. The Intel 8088, released in 1979, is a slightly modified chip with an external 8-bit data bus and is notable as the processor used in the original IBM PC design, including the widespread version called IBM PC XT.

Rapper Kanye West is born

Kanye West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is one of the most popular rappers in the world, and one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has sold a total of 34 million albums and received 21 Grammy awards making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his generation.

"I Will Always Love You" hits #1 on the US country chart

I Will Always Love You is a song originally written and recorded in 1973 by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart twice, first in June 1974 and then in October 1982 on the soundtrack for the movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Martin Luther King assasin is captured in London

The shooting of Martin Luther King Jr is one of the most infamous murders in American history. James Earl Ray was arrested at the London Airport in England and charged with the assassination of African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. who was fatally wounded by a sniper’s bullet.

"A Whiter Shade of Pale" hits #1 on the UK singles chart

A Whiter Shade of Pale is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released in May 1967. The single reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1967 and stayed there for 6 weeks. Without much promotion, it reached number 5 on the Bilboard pop chart in the United States.

Ronald Reagan enters politics as governor of California

The California gubernatorial election was held in November 1966. The election was a contest between incumbent Governor Pat Brown, the Democratic candidate, and actor Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate. Reagan mobilized conservative voters and defeated Brown.


NFL & AFL announce their merger

The AFL–NFL merger was the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States at the time. It paved the way for the combined league, which retained the "National Football League" name and logo, to become one of the most popular sports leagues in the United States.

The X-15 experimental aircraft flies for the first time

Built by North America, the X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered plane. It flew 199 times between 1959 and 1968 and was capable of reaching the edge of outer space. In 1967 it achieved a speed of Mach 6.72. This record remains unchallenged as of May 2018. The first X-15 flight was an unpowered drop from a modified B-52 bomber.

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee is born

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is currently a professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Berners-Lee received the 2016 Turing Award "for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale".

Singer Bonnie Tyler is born

Bonnie Tyler was born Gaynor Hopkins in Skewen, Wales. She came to prominence with the release of her 1977 album, The World Starts Tonight, and its singles, Lost in France and More Than a Lover. Her latest album, Rocks and Honey, was released in 2013 and features the single, "Believe in Me", which she performed representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

Segregation ends in D.C Restaurants

District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. Inc. is a United States Supreme Court case over the validity of the local Washington Acts of 1872 and 1873 prohibiting segregation in public places within the District. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the segregating policies practiced by Thompson’s Cafeteria were illegal. Thus, the legal ramifications of the 1872 and 1873 Acts could once again be enforced, marking a huge victory for the national black community.

George Orwell's 1984 is published

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population has become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation.

"Texaco Star Theater" debuts on NBC

Milton Berle was the host of the pioneering NBC variety series Texaco Star Theater, television's most popular program during its early years. Berle packed the show with everything he had developed, learned from his career in vaudeville and became television's first super star.

Discovery of element 93 is announced

The element now called neptunium was first synthesized by Edwin McMillan and Philip H. Abelson at the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory. Today, it is usually produced as a by-product in nuclear reactors. The neptunium has 20 known isotopes. All of them have half-lives that are many times shorter than the age of the Earth.

Singer and actress Nancy Sinatra is born

Nancy Sinatra is the eldest of Frank Sinatra's and his first wife, Nancy Barbato's three children. Her father sang about her as "Nancy (with the Laughing Face)" in 1945. She is known for her hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and "You Only Live Twice", the title song from James Bond film.

Orff's cantata "Carmina Burana" premieres in Frankfurt

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. The first and last movements of the piece are called Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi and start with the very well known "O Fortuna". The composition appears in numerous films and television commercials.

Legendary comedian and actress Joan Rivers is born

Rivers was noted for her often controversial comedic persona-heavily self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians. She authored 12 best-selling books and three LP comedy albums under her own name. Rivers posthumously received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for her book, Diary of a Mad Diva.

Biochemist and biophysicist Francis Crick is born

British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist Francis Crick was born and raised in Weston Favell in the English town of Northampton. He is most noted for co-discovering the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson, work which was based partly on fundamental studies done by Rosalind Franklin, Raymond Gosling and Maurice Wilkins.

Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures was incorporated by German Carl Laemmle. It is the oldest surviving film studio in the U.S. Unlike other movie production studios, the Universal Pictures studio was open to the public for tourism. Its studios are located in Universal City, California.

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures. He believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture which is best exemplified by Fallingwater. In 1991, he was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time".

Salieri's opera "Tarare" premieres in Paris

Opera Tarare was intended to be the nec plus ultra of reform opera a completely new synthesis of poetry and music that was an 18th-century anticipation of the ideals of Richard Wagner. The success was such that it was soon translated into Italian at Joseph II's behest.

Scottish civil engineer Robert Stevenson is born

Robert Stevenson is known as the designer of lighthouses. His most famous creation is the iconic Bell Rock Lighthouse, off the coast of Angus, Scotland. It is the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. The Bell Rock is one of the most dangerous places on Earth. In the 18th century, it was estimated, that it was responsible for the wrecking of up to six ships every winter.

English explorer William Dampier is born

William Dampier is known mainly for his exploration of the Australian coast. He was the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. On one of his voyages, he rescued Alexander Selkirk, a former crewmate who may have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Dampier published many natural history observations, including a European description of a typhoon.

The Prophet Muhammed dies in Medina

Muhammad was the founder of Islam and according to Islamic doctrine, a prophet and God's messenger. At the end of his life, Muhammad performed a farewell pilgrimage to teach his followers the rules governing the various ceremonies of the annual Great Pilgrimage. A few months later, he fell ill and suffered for several days with head pain and weakness. He died in the city of Medina and is buried in the home of his wife, Aisha.

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