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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Dragon cargo to space

SpaceX CRS-15 refers to a Commercial Resupply Service mission on the way to the International Space Station. It is launched using a falcon 9 rocket. NASA, as a contractor determines the payload and the dates of the launch. CRS is primarily being used to deliver supplies to the astronauts on the space station.

EU summit debates migration and Brexit

The meeting of the European Council took place in Bulgaria. The Council is charged with defining the overall political direction and priorities of the EU. Heads of states or government members discussed the ways of handling the immigration problems and the impending withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Istanbul airport attack

The Atatürk Airport terrorist attack, consisting of shootings and suicide bombings, occurred on 28 June 2016 at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Gunmen armed with automatic weapons and explosive belts staged a simultaneous attack at the international terminal of Terminal 2. Three attackers and forty-five other people were killed, with more than 230 people were injured. Monitoring group Turkey Blocks identified widespread internet restrictions on incoming and outgoing media affecting the entire country in the aftermath of the attack.

SpaceX’s rocket explodes

The mission designation was CRS-7. Its objective was to resupply the International Space Station. To accomplish this, SpaceX used the Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon unmanned spaceship. The rocket disintegrated 139 seconds after launch. The Dragon capsule continued to send data until it impacted on the surface of the ocean.

Americans allow to own a gun anywhere they live

Supreme Court of the US decided that the right to “keep and bear arms” is protected under the Second Amendment, therefore protecting the right from infringement by local governments. Following this, the conflict between Chicago gun restrictions and the 2nd Amendment was resolved by Seventh Circuit.

Three days after Michael Jackson's death is #1 in the UK

Number Ones, an album comprised of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits was released back in 2003 by Epic Records, reaching top positions in the charts. It eventually returned to the top spot in the UK and US after his unexpected death. It was the No. 1 selling the album in the US for 6 nonconsecutive weeks.

Slobodan Milosevic is handed over to Hague tribunal

A trial started against Slobodan Miloševič, the former president of Yugoslavia for the war crimes committed during the Yugoslav Wars. Miloševič was charged with violation of laws of war, breaches of the Geneva Conventions and genocide. He was imprisoned until his death due to a heart attack. The court did not come with a verdict.


Mike Tyson bites off a piece of the ear of Evander Holyfield

Professional boxer Mike Tyson bit off part of his rival’s - Evander Holyfield – ear. After incident Holyfield was massively bleeding and Tyson was disqualified from the match. The match was later nicknamed to "The Bite Fight". Twenty years later both athletes eventually made peace.

Radiohead go to #1 on the UK album chart with "OK Computer"

Radiohead, an English rock band from Abingdon in Oxfordshire, England was very successful with the release of their 3rd studio album “OK Computer”. Despite its lowered sales, the album reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and managed to debut at No. 21 on the Billboard 200. It garnered widespread critical acclaim.

Kiss kicks off the reunion tour at Tiger Stadium in Detroit

An American hard rock band Kiss performed in Detroit during their The Alive/Worldwide Tour. The event took place at the Tiger Stadium, a baseball park located in Corktown neighborhood. The openers were rock bands Alice in Chains and Sponge. They performed 193 shows in more than a year, with 8 more that got canceled.


Russia beat Cameroon 6-1

The game broke two World Cup records. Oleg Salenko becomes the first and only player to score five goals in a single world cup game and Roger Milla, at the age of 42, becomes the oldest player to score at a world cup when he nets a consolation goal for Cameroon.


Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black

Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby union player, known to be the youngest player ever to play an international match. He is also regarded as the 1st true global rugby superstar with a huge impact on the game. For his accomplishments, he was inducted into International and also World Rugby Hall of Fame.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announces his retirement

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar acted as a professional basketball player of the Milwaukee Bucks and the LA Lakers in the NBA league. He announced his retirement after his final season with Lakers, during which they lost to the Pistons in a 4-game sweep. He held the record for most games played by a single player at the time.

Wham! are at #1 on the UK singles chart

The Edge of Heaven is a song released by the Wham!, an English musical duo. It was promoted in advance as their farewell single. The duo decided to go their separate ways after that. The song had a slick and upbeat pop tune and became No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. It was received very well in several other countries.

Elton John becomes the Chairman of Watford Football Club

A professional football club from Hertfordshire in England, Watford FC was supported by Elton John. A lifelong fan, Elton became club chairman, declaring his ambition to take them into the First Division. That was the start of their way up from the Fourth Division. It took only 5 years to accomplish the former goal.

Tim Buckley completes the last show of a tour in Dallas, Texas

Tim Buckley, an American singer completed the last show of his tour in Dallas. It was meant as a live album comeback. During the tour Buckley performed revamped versions of songs drawn from his entire career, responding to the desires of his audience. He proceeded to celebrate the end of the tour with a weekend of drinking.

Mathematician and computer pioneer Vannevar Bush dies

An American inventor and science administrator, known as a head of the US OSRD during WWII died in Belmont, Massachusetts, after suffering a stroke. According to the doctor, the cause was his lung condition - pneumonia. He was buried at South Dennis Cemetery in South Dennis after a private funeral service.

The HMTS Monarch launches from Newfoundland

A cable laying ship departed from Newfoundland on its voyage to Oban in Scotland. During its cruise, the ship laid a coaxial cable connecting America with Europe, resulting in 1st transatlantic line.It was the 1st of the 2 cables used, one of them for each direction. It was able to carry 35 phone calls at a time.

Seoul is captured by North Korean troops

In the First Battle of Seoul was South Korean city Seoul captured by North Korean troopers. Seoul was occupied 3 months till United Nations forces gained city back in the Second Battle of Seoul. Battle of Seoul was beginning of the Korean War.

German physicist Klaus von Klitzing is born

He is known for his discovery of the integer quantum Hall effect. It is is a quantum-mechanical version of the Hall Effect, a production of a voltage difference across an electrical conductor. It was discovered by American physicist Edwin Hall in 1879. Klitzing’s experiments enabled physicists to study the conducting properties of electronic components with extraordinary precision.

American chemist F. Sherwood Rowland is born

His best-known work was the discovery that chlorofluorocarbons contribute to ozone depletion. Rowland theorized that man-made organic compound gases combine with solar radiation and decompose in the stratosphere. This releases atoms of chlorine and chlorine monoxide. These atoms destroy ozone molecules.

Comedian Mel Brooks is born

Mel Brooks was born in Brooklyn, NYC to Jewish parents. After a year at college, he was drafted into the army where he served in 78th Infantry Division during WWII. After the war, Brooks started his career as a comedian, playing in various shows in the US. He also became a successful film director during 70s.

Mercedes-Benz is formed

Mercedes-Benz automobile manufacturer was formed by merging companies of Karl Benz who invented the first petrol-powered car and Gottlieb Daimler. Headquarters of a company is in Stuttgart, Germany, but this brand is worldwide and it's known mainly for expensive luxury cars.

The Treaty of Versailles is signed in France

The Treaty of Versailles was signed between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was a peace treaty which officially ended World War I. In The Treaty Germany was marked as an offender of all losses and damages and ordered to Germany to pay for war reparations.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were killed by assassins during a visit to Sarajevo. Archduke and his wife were shot by Gavrilo Princip who was part of a group of Serbian separatists. The assassination was one of the causes of the First World War.

Tomato is proven non-poisonous

Colonel Robert Gibbon ate a tomato on steps of courthouse in Salem, New Jersey. He wanted to demonstrate that tomatoes are edible, so he ate a whole basket. The tomato is native to western South America. Because it belongs of the deadly nightshade family, it was erroneously thought to be poisonous by Europeans.

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