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Capital Gazette shooting

A mass shooting occurred at the offices of The Capital, a newspaper serving Annapolis, Maryland. The gunman, Jarrod Ramos, shot and killed five employees with a shotgun. Two others were injured while trying to escape. Ramos was arrested shortly after and is currently imprisoned while awaiting trial for the shooting.

UY Aviation King Air C90 crashes

A Beechcraft C90 King Air aircraft chartered from UY Aviation Pvt Ltd with the registration VT-UPZ crashed at Jagruti Nagar in the suburb of Ghatkopar in Mumbai. The 12-seater aircraft carried 4 people including the pilot. All people on board plus one person on the ground are confirmed dead.

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.

Michael Jackson's album is #1 in the UK three days after his death

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.

Beijing National Stadium opens

Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, is a stadium in Beijing. The stadium was jointly designed by architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei, and CADG. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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.

'Wild Wild West' premieres at Westwood, Los Angeles

'Wild Wild West' is a 1999 American steampunk western action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by S. S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. The film stars Will Smith and Kevin Kline as two Secret Service agents who protect President Ulysses S. Grant.


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.


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.


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.


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.

'Dreamgirls' returns to Broadway

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams".

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.

Mianus River Bridge collapses

The bridge had a 100-foot section of its deck of its northbound span collapse in 1983. Three people were killed when two cars and two tractor-trailers fell with the bridge into the Mianus River 70 feet below; three were seriously injured. Casualties from the collapse were few because the disaster occurred when traffic was low.

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.

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.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1971

Elon Musk

born 1982

Spike Cohen

born 1966

Adrian Lucaci