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XXXTENTACION is at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Sad!'

"SAD!" is a song by American rapper XXXTentacion from his second studio album, ?. It was released as the lead single from the album in 2018. The track was produced by John Cunningham, and written by XXXTentacion. The song is XXXTentacion's highest charting in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Olivia de Havilland sues the producers of Feud

A key issue in the lawsuit is the fact that de Havilland’s character used the word “bitch” in reference to Fontaine, while de Havilland’s lawyer argued no record exists of de Havilland ever using the word, much less to identify Fontaine.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital attack

At around 2:45 PM EDT, a doctor opened fire at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx, New York City, United States, killing a doctor on the 17th floor and wounding six people on the 16th floor with an AR-15-type Semi-automatic Rifle. The shooter was later identified as 45-year-old Nigerian-born Dr. Henry Michael Bello.

Indonesian Air Force Hercules crashes

A Lockheed KC-130B Hercules belonging to the Indonesian Air Force with 12 crew and 110 passengers on board, crashed near a residential neighborhood shortly after taking off from Medan, Indonesia, en route to Tanjung Pinang. All aboard were killed, along with 17 people on the ground.

Album 'X' becomes the fastest-selling UK album of the year

x debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, marking Sheeran's second number one album in the United Kingdom. It sold 180,000 copies in its first week of release to become the fastest-selling album of 2014, overtaking Coldplay's Ghost Stories.

Croatia is approved for entry

The 2013 enlargement of the EU saw Croatia join the EU as its 28th member state in July 2013. The country applied for EU membership in 2003, and the European Commission recommended making it an official candidate in early 2004. Candidate country status was granted to Croatia by the European Council in mid-2004.

'The Merchant of Venice', starring Al Pacino as Shylock, opens

The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice named Antonio must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender, Shylock. It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599.

Glasgow Airport attack

The 2007 Glasgow Airport attack was a terrorist ramming attack which occurred when a dark green Jeep Cherokee loaded with propane canisters was driven at the glass doors of the Glasgow Airport terminal and set ablaze. It was the first terrorist attack to take place in Scotland since the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.

Spain legalizes gay marriage

After much debate, a law permitting same-sex marriage was passed by the Cortes Generales, Spain's bicameral Parliament, composed of the Senate and the Congress of Deputies, in June 2005 and published in July 2005.

'Spider-Man 2' is released

Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Alvin Sargent, from a story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon. Set two years after the events of Spider-Man, the film finds Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man.


Ronaldo's redemption is complete as he scores both goals

Brazil won the match 2–0, winning a record 5th title. Ronaldo, who became the record World Cup goalscorer at the 2006 tournament, scored two of his fifteen World Cup goals in the second half of the match, leading Brazil to the title and winning the Golden Boot award. Four years after a nighttime seizure saw him put in a poor performance as his team lost 1998 final 3-0 to France.

'Lady Marmalade' is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Lady Marmalade" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. The song first became a popular hit when covered in 1974 by the American girl group Labelle. Labelle held the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week, and also topped the Canadian RPM national singles chart.

Guitar-ace Chet Atkins dies

Chet Atkins died at his Nashville home in June 2001 after long, repeated bouts with cancer that included the removal of a malignant tumor from his colon in 1973 and one from his brain in 1997. He was survived by his wife of more than fifty years, singer Leona Johnson, whom he said was the only woman he ever dated. They named their daughter, Merle, after Merle Travis.

'The Man Who Came to Dinner' begins previews

The Man Who Came to Dinner is a comedy in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. A 2000 revival, which ran for 85 performances, was produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company and directed by Jerry Zaks. The cast included Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Sansom Harris, and Lewis J. Stadlen.


An Oliver Bierhoff golden goal gives Germany the Championship

Germany won the final 2–1, with Oliver Bierhoff scoring the golden goal in the 95th minute. Bierhoff had earlier equalized in the 73rd minute after Patrik Berger scored a penalty for the Czech Republic on 59 minutes after Karel Poborský had been tripped.


Eddie Murray hits 3,000th hit of his career

At the Metrodome, Indians' designated hitter Eddie Murray collects his 3000th hit off Twins' right-hander Mike Trombley to become the 20th player to accomplish the feat. 'Steady Eddie' joins Pete Rose as only the 2nd switch-hitter to reach the milestone.

Soul singer Phyllis Hyman committs suicide by overdosing

In June 1995, Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in the bedroom of her New York City apartment. She was found unconscious at 2:00 p.m., hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Apollo Theater, and died three hours later at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital.


American swimmer Michael Phelps is born

Michael Phelps is American competition swimmer and the most successful swimmer on the planet. He’s holding the record for Olympic medals with 28. He’s also holding the record for 23 gold Olympic medals. During his career, Phelps gained few nicknames as "Flying Fish" or "The Baltimore Bullet".

Anita Ward starts a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Ring My Bell" is a 1979 disco song written by Frederick Knight. When Lattisaw signed with a different label, Anita Ward was asked to sing it instead, and it became her only major hit. Ward's single hit number one on the disco charts."Ring My Bell" went to number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Soul Singles chart.

Harrison knocks McCartney from the top of the US singles chart

Give Me Love is a song by George Harrison, released as the opening track of his 1973 album Living in the Material World. It was also issued as the album's lead single, in May that year, and became Harrison's second US number 1, after "My Sweet Lord". In doing so, the song demoted Paul McCartney and Wings' "My Love" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Leap second is used for the first time

The universal world’s time was increased by one second in order to keep the super-accurate atomic clock in step with the Earth's rotation. The rotation is not regular and one day measured by atomic clock is slightly shorter than the average solar day. Hence it is sometimes necessary to correct this difference. As of June 2018, the lead second had to be added 27 times.

'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' is released in the US

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The film was released by Paramount Pictures in June 1971. The film received generally positive reviews.

New York Times and Washington Post are freed

New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713, was a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court on the First Amendment. The ruling made it possible for The New York Times and The Washington Post newspapers to publish the then-classified Pentagon Papers without risk of government censorship or punishment.

The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line

In the Chevrolet factory in a city of Flint, Michigan was assembled first Chevrolet Corvette sports car. This car became one of the most popular American cars ever and till this time Chevrolet introduced seven generations of Corvette.

Bell Labs publicly demonstrates the first point-contact transistor

The transistor was publicly announced at a press conference in New York and it was named by electrical engineer John Pierce. Bell Labs chemists Gordon Teal and Morgan Sparks had successfully produced a working bipolar NPN junction amplifying germanium transistor.

'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell is published

Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. It was popular with American readers from the outset and was the top American fiction bestseller in 1936 and 1937.

The Night of the Long Knives

The Night of the Long Knives, or the Röhm Purge, also called Operation Hummingbird was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when Adolf Hitler, urged on by Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler, carried out a series of political extrajudicial executions intended to consolidate his hold on power in Germany, as well as to alleviate the concerns of the German military about the role of Ernst Röhm and the Sturmabteilung (SA), the Nazis' own mass paramilitary organization. Nazi propaganda presented the murders as a preventive measure against an alleged imminent coup by the SA under Röhm - the so-called Röhm putsch.

The U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless is granted

Jenkins moved on to work on television. He published an article on "Motion Pictures by Wireless" in 1913, but it was not until December 1923 that he transmitted moving silhouette images for witnesses, and it was in June 1925 that he publicly demonstrated synchronized transmission of pictures and sound. He was granted the U.S. patent No. 1,544,156.

The Tunguska event occurs in remote Siberia

The Tunguska event was a large explosion that occurred near the Stony Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate, Russia, on the morning in June 1908. The explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened 2,000 square kilometers of forest, yet caused no known human casualties.

Tower Bridge is opened

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the then Prince of Wales, and his wife, The Princess of Wales.

Famous discussion about evolution takes place

The main protagonists were biologist Thomas Huxley and Christian priest Samuel Wilberforce. Wilberforce asked Huxley whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey. Huxley replied that he would not be ashamed to have a monkey for his ancestor, but he would be ashamed to be connected with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth.

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