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Net neutrality finally dies in the U.S.

In January 2018, 50 senators endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's decision to deregulate the broadband industry. The vote passed and a resolution was approved to try and remove the FCC’s new rules on net neutrality; however, officials doubt there is enough time to completely repeal the rules before the Open Internet Order officially expires in June 2018.

Fiat Takes Over Chrysler After 42-Day Bankruptcy

Chrysler filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late April 2009, emerging the from bankruptcy proceedings with the United Auto Workers pension fund, Fiat, and the U.S. and Canadian governments as principal owners. Fiat Chrysler’s initial purchase was a 20% stake in the company, but by January 2012, Fiat's equity stake in Chrysler had grown to 58.5%.

Timothy McVeigh is executed for Oklahoma City bombing

Timothy McVeigh was an American domestic terrorist who perpetrated the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. He was executed by lethal injection in June 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Margaret Thatcher wins a third term in office

The 1987 UK general election was held to elect 650 members to the UK House of Commons. The election was the 3rd consecutive general election victory for the Conservative Party, and second landslide under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher.

Texas Instruments Inc. introduces Speak & Spell

The Speak & Spell line was a series of electronic hand-held child computers by Texas Instruments that consisted of a TMC0280 linear predictive coding speech synthesizer, a keyboard, and a receptor slot to receive one of a collection of ROM games library modules. The 1st Speak & Spell was introduced at the summer Consumer Electronics Show in June 1978.

Kennedy proposes the revolutionary Civil Rights Act

In a speech broadcasted live on national television and radio, President John F. Kennedy unveiled plans to pursue a comprehensive civil rights bill in Congress. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the nation's premier civil rights legislation. The Act outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Honda opens in USA

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment. American Honda Motor Company is based in Torrance, California. Honda Racing Corporation is Honda's motorcycle racing division.

Troy is sacked and burned

The Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. The Greeks burned the city and divided the spoils. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works of Greek literature, most notably Homer's Iliad.

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