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Bahawalpur fuel tank explosion

A tanker truck exploded near Ahmedpur East in Pakistan's Bahawalpur District, killing 219 people and injuring at least 34 others. The truck overturned when its driver attempted to make a sharp turn on the N-5 National Highway.

Univision terminates contract with Donald Trump

Univision canceled its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, an event partially owned by Donald Trump, to protest Trump's offensive remarks about Mexicans. Univision is the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, so its decision is a blow to the Miss Universe Organization, a joint venture of Trump and Comcast's NBCUniversal division.

Bella Bond murder case

Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond was an American child whose body was found in a plastic bag on the shore of Deer Island in Boston, Massachusetts. Bond's mother, Rachelle Bond, and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, were arrested, and authorities confirmed that Bella had been murdered.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' opens in London

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a stage musical based on the 1964 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, with book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The musical premiered in London's West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2013 and ran for 3 years and 7 months before closing in 2017.

'Savages' is released

Savages is a 2012 American crime thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It is based on Don Winslow's novel of the same name. The film was released in 2012 to mixed reviews, and stars Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Demián Bichir, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Travolta and Emile Hirsch.

Logar province bombing

A suicide car bombing that occurred in Azra District, Logar Province, Afghanistan targeting Akbar Khail hospital, a 10-bed facility near the Pakistani border, killing at least 43 people, including children, pregnant women, and medical staff. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack.

'Grown Ups' is released

Grown Ups is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. It depicts five lifelong friends of a middle school basketball team and their families reuniting for a July Fourth weekend after learning about the sudden death of their coach.

Michael Jackson dies from an overdose

In June 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he had found Jackson in his room, not breathing and with a barely detectable pulse, and that he administered CPR on Jackson to no avail.

Anne Hathaway stars in 'Twelfth Night'

Anne Hathaway played the heroine Viola in a summer 2009 production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in New York City. For her interpretation of the role, she garnered a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.

Arcelor agrees to join Mittal

ArcelorMittal S.A. was formed in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor by Indian owned Mittal Steel. ArcelorMittal is the world's largest steel producer, with an annual crude steel production of 98.1 million tons as of 2014. It is ranked 123 in the 2017 Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest corporations.


The Battle of Nuremberg sets a new record

The Battle of Nuremberg is the nickname of a football match played in the Round of 16 of the 2006 FIFA World Cup between Portugal and the Netherlands at the Frankenstadion in Nuremberg. Russian referee Valentin Ivanov issued a FIFA World Cup record four red cards and 16 yellow cards, setting a new record for cards shown at any FIFA.

Coldplay hit #1 on US album chart with 'X&Y'

X&Y was released after a considerable amount of global anticipation. Overall reaction to the album was generally positive, though some critics cited it as being inferior to its predecessors. It was a significant commercial success, reaching the top spot of many charts worldwide, including the United Kingdom and the US. It was the 1st time Coldplay topped the US chart.

'The Notebook' is released

The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on Nicholas Sparks' 1996 novel of the same name. The film premiered in June 2004, in the United States and Canada and grossed $13,464,745 in 2,303 theaters its opening weekend, ranking number 4 at the box office. The film grossed a total of $115,603,229 worldwide.

'Urinetown' ends its run Off-Broadway

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical that premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.


Tim Duncan is named the 1999 NBA Finals MVP

During the 1998–99 NBA season, Duncan's San Antonio Spurs stood against New York Knicks. After closing out the series with a strong 31-point and 9-rebound showing in Game 5, Duncan was named Finals MVP, bringing San Antonio their first-ever NBA championship.

The final episode broadcasts last moments of a cancer patient

The Human Body is a seven-part documentary series, first shown in May 1998 on BBC One. A co-production between the BBC and The Learning Channel, the series looks at the mechanics and emotions of the human body from birth to death. The final episode broadcasts the death of Herbert Mower, who died the previous year and gave permission for his death to be recorded for the series.

'Side Man' opens

Side Man is a memory play by Warren Leight. His inspiration was his father Donald, who worked as a sideman, in jazz parlance a musician for hire who can blend in with the band or star as a solo performer, according to what is required by the gig.

Russian cargo spacecraft collides with space station

Docked via remote control, unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft accidentally rammed into the Spektr science module of the MIR station. The collision resulted in a hole in the pressure vessel and damaged solar arrays beyond use. To salvage the station, which consisted of a core, a connecting node, and five science modules, crew members severed electrical and data connections between Spektr and the rest of the station and then sealed off the module. They saved the station but lost about half of their electrical power.

Space Shuttle Columbia is launched

Main mission objective was the deployment of Spacelab reusable laboratory. The crew completed 31 microgravity experiments in five basic areas: fluid dynamics, crystal growth, combustion science, biological science, and technology demonstration. The crystal growth experiment resulted in longest period of protein crystal growth in Space Shuttle program.

Independence of Slovenia and Croatia is declared

In the Slovenian independence referendum held on 23 December 1990, a vast majority of residents voted for independence. Also in the Croatian independence referendum held on 2 May 1991, 93.24% voted for independence. Finally, the sovereignty of both countries was declared on 25 June 1991.


Marco Van Basten scores a spectacular volley

The UEFA Euro 1988 Final was a football match played in June of that year. The match was contested by the Soviet Union and the Netherlands at the Olympiastadion in Munich. The Dutch won the match 2–0, with goals coming from captain Ruud Gullit, a header in the first half and tournament top scorer Marco van Basten.

Prince releases album 'Purple Rain'

Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, the first to feature his band the Revolution, and is the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. It was released in June 1984 by Warner Bros. Records. The first two singles from the album, "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy", topped the US singles charts.

The Police score their fourth UK #1 album with 'Synchronicity'

Synchronicity is the 5th and final studio album by English rock band the Police, released in the United Kingdom in June 1983. The band's most successful release, the album includes the hit singles "Every Breath You Take" and "Synchronicity II". The album reached number 1 on both the UK Albums Chart and the U.S. Billboard 200 and sold over 8 million copies in the U.S.

Sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner' is released in the US

Blade Runner was released in 1,290 theaters in June 1982. That date was chosen by producer Alan Ladd Jr. because his previous highest-grossing films had a similar opening date in 1977 and 1979, making the 25th of the month his "lucky day". Initial reactions among film critics were mixed. Some wrote that the plot took a back seat to the film's special effects.

Microsoft is incorporated

The company restructured in June 1981, to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington. As part of the restructuring, Bill Gates became president of the company and chairman of the board, and Paul Allen became Executive Vice President.

The world's first ever live satellite tv broadcast

Our World was the first live, international, satellite television production, which was broadcast in June 1967. Creative artists, including the Beatles, opera singer Maria Callas, and painter Pablo Picasso – representing nineteen nations – were invited to perform or appear in separate segments featuring their respective countries.

Roy Orbison is at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's Over'

"It's Over" is an American song composed by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees and sung by Orbison. The single reached No. 1 in June 1964, making it Orbison's second UK No. 1 single. The single spent 2 weeks at No.1 on the UK singles chart, out of a total of 18 weeks on that chart.

CBS airs first commercial colour TV signal

An unsuccessful lawsuit by RCA delayed the first commercial network broadcast in color until June 1951, when a musical variety special titled simply Premiere was shown over a network of five East Coast CBS affiliates. Viewing was again restricted: the program could not be seen on black-and-white sets, and Variety estimated that only thirty prototype color receivers were available in the New York area.

Korean war breaks out

The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began in June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border. The United Nations, with the US as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union also gave some assistance to the North.

7th Cavalry is slaughtered by Sioux

The Battle of the Little Bighorn was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which resulted in the defeat of US forces, was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

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