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55th NHL Entry Draft

The New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, and Dallas Stars won the draft lotteries, giving them the first, second and third picks overall. New Jersey moved up four spots to earn the first selection, while Philadelphia and Dallas moved up from the thirteenth and eighth spots, respectively.


Wallenda walks across the Grand Canyon on tightrope

Wallenda highwire walked across the Little Colorado River Gorge in Navajo territory outside Grand Canyon National Park's borders about 40 miles east of the main tourist facilities. The event billed as a "Grand Canyon crossing" and titled Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda, aired live worldwide on the Discovery Channel with a 10-second delay.


Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record

During qualifying meet for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Eaton started day one of the decathlon competition with two world decathlon bests, the equivalent of a world record for athletes competing in a full decathlon. The first in the 100-meter (10.21), and then in the long jump (8.23 m (27 ft 0 in)).


Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race

Mazda's 787B, powered with a rotary model 26B Wankel engine, won, overcoming reliability issues in the older manufacturer cars. It was the first Japanese manufacturer to win Le Mans, as well as the only non-piston engine car to ever win. It won against considerable opposition from factory-entered Mercedes, Jaguar and the new 3.5L Peugeot cars.


Roger Milla dances around the corner flag

38-year-old Milla emerged as one of the tournament's major stars. He scored four goals in Italy, celebrating each one with a dance around the corner flag that has become a popular goal celebration ever since. Two of his goals came against Romania in Cameroon's second game, and two more came in extra time against Colombia.


French footballer Zinedine Zidane is born

Zinedine Yazid Zidane is a French professional football coach and former player who last managed Real Madrid. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was an elite playmaker, renowned for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1981

Joe Taslim

born 1912

Alan Turing

born 1974

Joel Edgerton