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Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Singapore

The North Korea–United States summit is an upcoming summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. It is scheduled to take place in June 2018 at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore. This will be the first meeting between an incumbent U.S. President and the leader of North Korea.

Earthquake hits Lesbos

The earthquake's epicentre was 5 km south of Plomari on the Greek island of Lesbos off the Aegean coast of Turkey. Extensive damage was caused on parts of southern Lesbos, where there was one fatality and 10 people were injured. The earthquake was also felt in Turkey but no significant damage or injuries were reported.

'Bella: An American Tall Tale' opens at Playwrights Horizons

Written by Kirsten Childs, the show played an Off-Broadway premiere production at Playwrights Horizons in 2017. Kirsten Childs’ musical adventure takes the audience on the trip of a lifetime through the Wild West, complete with a train robbery and buffalo soldiers.

Bangladesh landslide

Heavy monsoon rain triggered a series of landslides and floods in Rangamati, Chittagong and Bandarban - three hilly districts of Bangladesh - and killed at least 152 people. The weather also caused power cuts and telecommunications disruptions, making it difficult for rescuers to reach affected communities.

Pulse nightclub attacked in deadly shooting

Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. Orlando Police Department officers shot and killed him after a three-hour standoff.


The first footballer tops Forbes Richest Athlete list

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He made his senior international debut in August 2003 at age 18, and has participated in seven major tournaments. With 140 caps, he is Portugal's most capped player of all time and the nation’s all-time top goal scorer. He was ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are held

The 70th Annual Tony Awards temporarily returned to the Beacon Theatre in New York City after three years at Radio City Music Hall and were broadcast live by CBS. James Corden served as host. Hamilton received a record-setting 16 nominations in 13 categories, ultimately winning 11 total.

ISIS kills at least 1566 Shia Iraqi Air Force cadets

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed at least 1,566 Shia Iraqi Air Force cadets in an attack on Camp Speicher in Tikrit. At the time of the attack there were between 4,000 and 11,000 unarmed cadets in the camp. ISIL fighters singled out Shia and non-Muslim cadets from Sunni ones and murdered them.

Facebook introduces clickable hashtags

In June 2013, Facebook announced on its newsroom that it was introducing clickable hashtags to help users follow trending discussions, or search what others are talking about on a topic. A July 2013 Wall Street Journal article identified the Facebook IPO as the cause of a change in the U.S.' national economic statistics.

The world premiere of 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' opens Off-Broadway

Gionfriddo's play, Rapture, Blister, Burn premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. The original Off-Broadway cast, which featured Amy Brenneman and Lee Tergesen, also performed the play at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California. The play was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Physiologist Richard Keynes dies

Richard Keynes was a British physiologist and great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He is known primarily for his pioneering work on the mechanisms underlying the conduction of nerve signals. Early in his career, he worked with the giant nerve fibers of squid which helped him discover how nerve impulses are transmitted in all animals. In later research, he determined how electric eels project electric fields outside their bodies.

'Toy Story 3' premieres at Taormina Film Fest

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the third installment in Pixar's Toy Story series, and the sequel to 1999's Toy Story 2. It was directed by Lee Unkrich, the editor of the first two films and the co-director of Toy Story 2.

The Beastie Boys perform their last live concert

The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979. In June 2009, the group appeared at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and performed the new single from the album titled 'Too Many Rappers' alongside rapper Nas who appears on the track. It was the last live performance by the Beastie Boys as a trio. The group had been set to tour the UK later that year in support of their new record.

Amy Winehouse entertains Russian elite

Singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse earned £1m to perform at a Moscow Art Gallery for Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Celebrities and figures from the art world were among 300 people who watched the Grammy winner perform for one hour.

Legendary actor Gregory Peck dies

Gregory Peck was an American actor and one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. He died at age 87 of bronchopneumonia with his wife, Veronique, by his side. Gregory Peck is entombed in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels mausoleum in Los Angeles. His eulogy was read by Brock Peters whose character, Tom Robinson, was defended by Peck's Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.


The L. A. Lakers win a third straight NBA title

The 2001/02 season was the Lakers' 54th in the NBA. In that year's NBA Finals, the L.A. Lakers beat the New Jersey Nets in four games, handing them their 3rd straight NBA title with coach Phil Jackson. Shaquille O'Neal, who averaged 36 points and 12 rebounds in the Finals, was named the NBA Finals most valuable player.

Courteney Cox marries David Arquette

Courteney Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She married actor David Arquette with whom she had a daughter, Coco Riley Arquette. In October 2010, it was announced that Cox and Arquette had separated, though they still maintained a close friendship, and in 2012, after nearly two years of separation, Arquette filed for divorce.

Oasis pays Gary Glitter Ł200,000

Oasis was ordered to pay rock star Gary Glitter £200 000 in royalties for using a portion of his song "Hello, Hello I'm Back Again" on their hit album What’s the Story Morning Glory? The disgraced star has earned an estimated £1m worth of royalties from the Oasis track “Hello” which uses a sample of his lyrics. According to the Sun, the singer will continue to earn a significant amount of money for many years from royalty payments.


France stuns Brazil with 3-0 World Cup victory

The 1998 FIFA World Cup Final was played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. It was contested by Brazil, the defending champions, and France, the host nation, who had reached the final of the tournament for the first time. France won the match 3–0 to claim the World Cup for the first time.

The Boeing 777 makes its first flight

The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity of 314 to 396 passengers. The 1st flight took place in June 1994, under the command of chief test pilot John E. Cashman.


O.J. Simpson's ex-wife found stabbed to death

Nicole Simpson was the German-American wife of retired professional football player and actor, O. J. Simpson, and the mother of their 2 children, Sydney and Justin. She was found murdered at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California in June 1994 with her friend, 25-year-old American restaurant waiter Ron Goldman. O.J. Simpson was charged with both murders.


Chicago Bulls win first NBA championship

The 1991 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1990–91 NBA season. It was also the first NBA Finals broadcasted by NBC after 17 years with CBS. The Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference took on the Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference for the title, with Chicago having home court advantage. It was Michael Jordan's first NBA Finals appearance, Magic Johnson's last, and the last NBA Finals for the Lakers until 2000. The Bulls won win the series, 4-1.

The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opens at Graceland

Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee, that was owned by Elvis Presley. It currently serves as a museum which opened to the public in June 1982. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark.

Reagan challenges Gorbachev to ''tear down this wall''

Arriving in Berlin, Reagan was taken to the Reichstag, where he viewed the wall from a balcony. Reagan then made one of his most famous Cold War speeches at the Brandenburg Gate where he challenged Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to tear down the Berlin Wall.

Zoologist Karl von Frisch dies

Karl von Frisch was an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973. With Niko Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz, he established the science of ethology - the study of animal behavior. In his famous book, Aus dem Leben der Bienen (translated into English as The Dancing Bees), Frisch decoded the meaning of the waggle dance, a strange behavior which bees use to signal the location of flowers with nectar.

'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' is first released

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is a 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It opened at #14 and grossed $1,673,731 from 267 theaters during its opening weekend. In total, the IMAX release grossed $3,125,613 domestically. The film, made on an $18 million budget, grossed $384 million worldwide throughout its theatrical releases.

A human powered aircraft crosses the English Channel

The Gossamer Albatross is a human-powered aircraft which completed a successful crossing of the English Channel. The machine was built by American aeronautical engineer Paul B. MacCready's company, AeroVironment, and was piloted by self-taught hang glider pilot and bicyclist, Bryan Allen. Flying from Folkestone in England to Cape Gris-Nez in France, he completed the distance of 35.7 km in 2 hours and 49 minutes with a top speed of 29 km/h and an average altitude of 1.5 m.

Venera 4 is launched

Venera 4, also designated 1V, was a probe in the Soviet Venera program which had been established to explore Venus. Venera 4 comprised an entry probe, designed to enter the Venus atmosphere and parachute to the surface, and a carrier/flyby spacecraft which carried the entry probe to Venus and served as a communications relay for the entry probe.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects bans on Interracial marriage

Loving v. Virginia is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. In a unanimous decision, the U.S Supreme Court dismissed the Commonwealth of Virginia's argument that a law forbidding both white and black persons from marrying persons of another race and providing identical penalties to white and black violators could not be construed as racially discriminatory.

The Beatles receive MBEs

Controversy erupted in June 1965 when Queen Elizabeth II appointed all four Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire after Prime Minister Harold Wilson nominated them for the award. In protest – the honour was at that time primarily bestowed upon military veterans and civic leaders – some conservative MBE recipients returned their own insignia.

Nelson Mandela is jailed for life

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. In 1962, he was arrested for conspiring to overthrow the state and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial. Mandela served 27 years in prison, but was released in 1990 amid growing domestic and international pressure.

The Beatles arrive in Adelaide, Australia

The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, the biggest welcome the band would ever receive, who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights,

Three escape from Alcatraz

The June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt was one of two escape attempts from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in which neither the escapees, nor their bodies, were found. Late one night in June, inmates Clarence Anglin, John Anglin, and Frank Morris broke out of the main prison building via an unused utility corridor. They disappeared without a trace.


The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests. It was established in 1939 by Stephen Carlton Clark who sought to bring tourists to a city hurt by the Great Depression. The first five men inducted into the Hall of Fame were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. They were elected in 1936 by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

The Swiss Army knife is patented

The Swiss Army knife is a pocketknife or multi-tool manufactured by Victorinox AG for Switzerland’s armed forces. The knife was to be suitable for use by the army in opening canned food and disassembling the Swiss service rifle, which required a screwdriver. These requirements were fulfilled by Swiss inventor Karl Elsener. The knife was originally called Offiziersmesser.

The dandy horse is unveiled

The dandy horse is a human-powered vehicle that, being the first means of transport to make use of the 2-wheeler principle, is regarded as the forerunner of the bicycle. Powered by the rider's feet on the ground in lieu of the pedals of later bicycles, the dandy horse was invented by Karl Drais.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

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Anne Frank

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Dave Franco