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The 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards are held

The Fourth Critics' Choice Television Awards, presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, honored the best in primetime television programming from June 2013 to May 2014. The event was held at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. Netflix won the Best Comedy Series with their “Orange Is the New Black” and AMC's “Breaking Bad” took the prize for Best Drama Series.

Civilization V: Gods & Kings is released

The first expansion pack for the turn-based strategy game Civilization V was released in North America under the name Gods & Kings. The release added religion and espionage mechanics into the game, in addition to reworking the combat and diplomacy features. It scored 80/100 on Metacritic with positive early reviews.

Katy Perry starts her chart success with Teenage Dream

Teenage Dream is the third studio album by American singer Katy Perry, whose song “California Gurls” served as the lead single for the album. Featuring the verses from Snoop Dogg, the song garnered positive reviews from critics, many labelling it a “summer anthem”. It peaked at No. 1 in several charts and won a number of prizes.

The first public beta of Counter-Strike is released

Counter Strike, an FPS game from Valve Corporation, was initially developed and released as a modification for a sci-fi FPS game called Half-Life. The website, Planet Half-Life, opened a CS section where it received thousand of hits, prompting the creation of a whole new game. The 1st public beta was released and followed by several further beta releases.

"Batman Returns" is released

Batman Returns is the 2nd installment of the Warner Bros. Batman film series with Michael Keaton reprising the role of Batman. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and two BAFTAS, receiving mostly positive reviews, with critics praising its action sequences, performances, filmscore, effects, and villains, although its dark tone was heavily criticized. It has an approval rating of 81% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average 6.7/10.

Garfield the cat makes his debut

Garfield is a fictional cat and the protagonist of the comic strip Garfield, created by Jim Davis. The comic strip centers around the orange cat, who is portrayed as lazy, fat, and cynical. He is noted for his love of lasagna, coffee and sleep, and his hatred for Mondays, Nermal - his fellow cat - raisins and exercise. According to an original biography, Garfield was born in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni’s Italian Restaurant where he developed a taste for lasagna.

"Jumpin Jack Flash" hits #1 on the UK singles charts

The Rolling Stones released “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, perceived by some to be a return to their blues roots, as a single. After its release, the song made its way to the top of the UK Singles Chart, becoming one of their most popular and recognisable of the band's hits. In addition to the song, two promotional videos were made.

Marilyn Monroe marries her first husband, James Dougherty

Marilyn Monroe, famous for playing comic “blonde bombshell” characters, was one of the most popular sex symbols of the 50s. When she was a young girl, her mother suffered a mental breakdown and Marilyn spent the rest of her childhood in orphanages and foster homes. She married her first husband, 21 year-old factory worker James Dougherty, at 16 in order to avoid returning to the orphanage.

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