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Donald Trump tweets an edited wrestling video attacking CNN

President Trump posted a short video to his Twitter account in which he is portrayed wrestling and punching a figure whose head has been replaced by the logo for CNN. The video, about 28 seconds long, appears to be an edited clip from a years-old appearance by Mr. Trump in WrestleMania, an annual professional wrestling event.

BP agrees to pay $18.7bn for Deepwater Horizon spill

BP, the U.S. Justice Department, and five Gulf states announced that the company agreed to pay a record settlement of $18.7 billion. To date, BP’s cost for the clean-up, environmental and economic damages and penalties has reached $54 billion.

Glaxo agrees to pay $3bn in fraud settlement

GSK pleaded guilty to promotion of drugs for unapproved uses, failure to report safety data, and kickbacks to physicians in the United States and agreed to pay a $3 billion settlement. It was the largest health-care fraud case to date in that country and the largest settlement by a drug company.

Millionaire Fossett flies around the world in a balloon

Steve Fossett was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot.

Liverpool Airport at Speke is renamed to John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport serving North West England. Originally called Speke Airport, in 2001 the airport was renamed after Liverpudlian musician John Lennon of The Beatles. Scheduled domestic, European and North African services are operated from the airport.

Thailand floats the baht

The crisis started in Thailand with the financial collapse of the Thai baht after the Thai government was forced to float the baht due to lack of foreign currency to support its currency peg to the U.S. dollar. Thailand had acquired a burden of foreign debt that made the country effectively bankrupt even before the collapse of its currency.

The first Walmart openes

Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City store at 719 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, Arkansas. The building is now occupied by a hardware store and an antique mall. Within its first five years, the company expanded to 24 stores across Arkansas and reached US$12.6 million in sales.

Franklin D. Roosevelt is nominated for president

The convention resulted in the nomination of Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York for President and Speaker of the House John N. Garner from Texas for Vice President. Beulah Rebecca Hooks Hannah Tingley was a member of the Democratic National Committee and Chair of the Democratic Party of Florida.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1942

Vicente Fox

born 1957

Bret Hart