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AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner

Despite spinning off Time Inc. in 2014, the company retained the Time Warner name until AT&T's acquisition in 2018, after which it became WarnerMedia. The company's previous assets included Time Inc., AOL, Time Warner Cable, Warner Books, and Warner Music Group; these operations were either sold to others or spun off as independent companies.

"Jurassic World" sets a new opening weekend record

After a record-breaking opening weekend where it became the first film to gross over $500 million worldwide, Jurassic World generated a total of $1.6 billion in box office revenue, standing as the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time without inflation adjustment.

Mass rescue of "slaves" in China

The Chinese slave scandal was a series of forced labour cases in Shanxi, China. Thousands of Chinese people including many children had been forced to work as slaves in illegal brickyards, and were tortured by the owners of the brickyards. Approximately 550 people have been rescued from such situations.

Schengen Agreement is signed

The Schengen Agreement is the treaty which led to the creation of Europe's Schengen Area where internal border checks have largely been abolished. It was signed near the town of Schengen, Luxembourg, by five of the ten member states of what was then called the European Economic Community.

Falklands War ends

The Falklands War was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic. It ended when British forces conquered Port Stanley. There, the commander of the Argentine garrison, General Mario Menéndez, surrendered to commander Michael Rose. The conflict had lasted 74 days and ended with the return of the islands to British control.

Smoking banned on flights of 4 hours or less

Inflight smoking is prohibited by almost all airlines. Limits on smoking were first imposed on flights of three hours or less in 1973 and were extended to flights of four hours or less in 1977. Little was done, however, to enforce these laws and it took another two decades for all planes to be smoke-free.

Pilots threaten worldwide strike over hijack fears

Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers faced flight delays and cancellations after pilots threatened to strike over hijack fears. The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations called a 24-hour stoppage and accused governments of failing to take action to halt air piracy.

The first prisoners arrive in Auschwitz

The Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during WW II. The first mass transport to Auschwitz, which included Catholic prisoners, suspected members of the resistance, and 20 Jews, arrived from the prison in Tarnów, Poland, in June 1940.

German tanks enter Paris

The Battle of France was the German invasion of France during the Second World War. As the Germans progressed towards the capital, the French resisted their approaches strongly, but the line eventually broke in several places. To bolster French resistance, Churchill attended a meeting of the Anglo-French Supreme War Council at Tours where he suggested a Franco-British Union. The French rejected the offer, and the following day, Paris fell.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1946

Donald Trump

born 1928

Che Guevara

born 1968

Raj Thackeray

died 1920

Max Weber