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"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" goes to U.S. cinemas

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an American science fiction adventure film that is the sequel to Jurassic World. Set on the fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it follows Owen Grady and Claire Dearing as they rescue the remaining dinosaurs on the island before a volcanic eruption destroys it.

2018

NHL 2018 Season ends with two-day drafts in Dallas

The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Draft™ at American Airlines Center. The event will mark the first time the Stars and the city of Dallas will host the NHL Draft. The Dallas Stars franchise will celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary during the upcoming 2017-18 season and will host special events throughout the year.

2016

NHL owners meeting approves the Las Vegas expansion bid

At the league owners' meeting in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas expansion bid was approved by a unanimous vote, with play to begin in the 2017–18 NHL season. The team became the first major professional sports franchise to be based in Las Vegas, and the first NHL expansion team since 2000.

Kabul parliament attack

The 2015 Kabul Parliament attack occurred when members of the Taliban detonated a car bomb outside the National Assembly in Kabul then attacked the building with assault rifles and RPGs. Two civilians and seven Taliban died in the attack.

Coldplay hit #1 on the UK singles chart with "Viva La Vida"

"Viva la Vida" is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death, and All His Friends, and was released as the second single from the album. On the album, this song segues directly into the next track, "Violet Hill".

"The Fast and the Furious" is released

The Fast and the Furious is an action crime film directed by Rob Cohen, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Gary Scott Thompson and David Ayer. It is the first installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune and Ted Levine.

Quake is released

Quake is a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive. It is the first game in the Quake series. In the game, players must find their way through various maze-like, medieval environments while battling a variety of monsters using a wide array of weapons.

Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. After the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the reunification of Germany, the building at Checkpoint Charlie became a tourist attraction.

Dell goes public

Dell's market capitalization grew by $30 million to $80 million from its initial public offering of 3.5 million shares at $8.50 a share. In 1992, Fortune magazine included Dell Computer Corporation in its list of the world's 500 largest companies, making Michael Dell the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company ever.

1986

The controversial Hand of God goal

During a football match between Argentina and England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA, the first goal, after 51 minutes, was to become known as the "Hand of God goal", which Maradona scored by using his hand. Referee Ali Bin Nasser of Tunisia claimed he did not see the infringement and allowed the goal.

1981

You cannot be serious moment

McEnroe was fined the U.S. $1,500 and came close to being thrown out after he called umpire Ted James "the pits of the world" and then swore at tournament referee Fred Hoyles. He also made famous the phrase "you cannot be serious", which years later became the title of McEnroe's autobiography.

Mark Chapman is pleaded guilty for killing John Lennon

Chapman said God had told him to plead guilty and he would not change his plea or ever appeal, regardless of his sentence. Judge Dennis Edwards refused a further assessment, saying Chapman had made the decision of his own free will and declared him competent to plead guilty.

1980

Germany beat Belgium to win the European Championship in Italy

The football match was played at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. The match featured West Germany, runners-up in the previous edition of the competition, and Belgium. Germany went on to win the match 2–1 after two goals by Horst Hrubesch, interposed by a Belgian penalty successfully converted by René Vandereycken.

"Escape from Alcatraz" is released

Escape from Alcatraz is an American prison thriller film directed by Don Siegel. It is an adaptation of the non-fiction book of the same name by J. Campbell Bruce and dramatizes the prisoner escape from the maximum security prison on Alcatraz Island.

Charon is discovered by James W. Christy

Charon, also known as Pluto I, is the largest of the five known natural satellites of the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered in at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., using photographic plates taken at the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station.

Skylab 2 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean

The Skylab was a manned, orbiting spacecraft composed of five parts: the solar observatory, the multiple docking adapter, the airlock module, the instrument unit, and the orbital workshop. The mission established a record for human spaceflight duration. The crew were the first space station occupants ever to return safely to Earth.

Nixon lowers voting age to 18

President Richard Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that required the voting age to be 18 in all federal, state, and local elections. Subsequently, Oregon and Texas challenged the law in court, and the case came before the Supreme Court in 1970 as Oregon v. Mitchell.

Judy Garland dies at age 47 of a drug overdose

During a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Her life-long addiction to drugs and alcohol ultimately led to her death in London from a barbiturate overdose at age 47.

13-year old Stevie Wonder first enters the US singles chart

Fingertips" is a 1963 hit single recorded live by "Little" Stevie Wonder for Motown's then Tamla label. Wonder's first hit single, "Fingertips" was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States since Johnny Standley's comic monologue "It's in the Book".

Singer Cyndi Lauper is born

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights, activist. Her career has spanned over 30 years. Her debut solo album She's So Unusual was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Actress Meryl Streep is born

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accent adaptation. Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Streep has also received 31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight.

Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa

Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Despite partial successes, the German offensive stalled in the Battle of Moscow and subsequently the Soviet winter counteroffensive pushed German troops back.

France is forced to sign an armistice

After the blitzkrieg success of the Wehrmacht leading to the Fall of France, conditions were set by the Second Armistice at Compiègne. Both French and Germans thought the occupation would be temporary and last only until Britain came to terms, which was believed to be imminent.

1938

Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round

The Louis-Schmeling rematch came on – one year from the day Louis had won the World Heavyweight title. There were more than 70,000 fans and the fight drew gate receipts of $1,015,012. After only a few seconds of feinting, Louis unleashed a tireless barrage on Schmeling, knocking him out at the end.

Musician Kris Kristofferson is born

Kristoffer Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He wrote and recorded the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson composed his own songs and collaborated with Nashville songwriters such as Shel Silverstein.

German computer pioneer Konrad Zuse is born

He constructed the world's first programmable computer. It was called the Z3. It was Turing-complete, which means that it could be used to simulate any Turing machine (an abstract concept of a computer, which manipulates symbols on a tape according to a table of rules). Konrad Zuse also created his own programming language, in which he wrote a chess playing program.

German mathematician Felix Klein dies

To the general public he is most known as the inventor of the Klein bottle. It is a single sided object with no boundary. Its inside is its outside. It contains itself. The Klein bottle is similar to the Möbius Loop. A true Klein Bottle requires 4-dimensions because the surface has to pass through itself without a hole.

Last shot is fired in the American Civil War

The Union finally won the war when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Appomattox Court House, followed by a series of surrenders by Confederate generals throughout the southern states. Cherokee leader Stand Watie became the last Confederate General to surrender his forces.

Galileo is found guilty of heresy

His crime was “holding as true the false doctrine taught by some that the sun is the center of the world." He was sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition. On the following day this was commuted to house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life. While in house arrest, Galileo wrote his best book, Two New Sciences.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1949

Meryl Streep

died 1969

Judy Garland

born 1974

Vijay (actor)