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Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin are at #1 on the US singles chart

"I Like It" is a song recorded by American rapper Cardi B with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and Colombian singer J Balvin for her debut album Invasion of Privacy. The single topped the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cardi B's second number one, the most for a female rapper in the chart's history, and the first for both Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Shooting of Dallas police officers

Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas, killing five officers and injuring nine others. Johnson was an Army Reserve Afghan War veteran who was reportedly angry over police shootings of black men and stated that he wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers.

The Chanel casino

For Paris fashion week, Lagerfeld ramped up the “Hollywoodification” of fashion yet again by having Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Vanessa Paradis and Lily Collins act a scene in a make-believe casino in the middle of the catwalk, while the runway show took place around them.

Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people

Flash floods caused by torrential rain have swept the southern Russian Krasnodar region, killing 140 people. Up to 13,000 people have been affected by the disaster. A state of emergency has been declared in the cities of Krymsk, Novorossiysk, and Gelendzhik. The affected area was large and the damage widespread.

US mortgage rates hit all-time low

Mortgage rates dropped again, with the 15-year fixed-rate loan hitting a record low. The most popular mortgage, the 30-year fixed rate, came in at 3.35%, a drop of 0.05 percentage point and only 0.04 percentage point above its record low.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' is released

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The story continues to follow Harry Potter's quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes in order to stop him once and for all.

A memorial for the late Michael Jackson is broadcast worldwide

A public memorial service for Michael Jackson was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, twelve days after his death. The event was preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty in Hollywood Hills, and followed by a gathering in Beverly Hills for Jackson's family and close friends.

Eva Longoria marries Tony Parker

Longoria met Tony Parker, Spurs point guard, in November 2004. They married in the civil service at a Paris city hall. They had a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois Church in Paris.

Syd Barrett, a co-founding member of Pink Floyd, dies

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett was an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd. He died at home in Cambridge, aged 60. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer. The occupation on his death certificate was "retired musician".

Terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system

This day is known for a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bomb attacks in London, United Kingdom, city's public transport system. Four Islamic terrorists separately detonated three bombs in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and later a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square.

Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

President Nelson Mandela confirmed the rumours that he would not stand for re-election in 1999. In this in accordance to what he had initially said when he was sworn in as the country's first democratic president in 1994.

Space Shuttle Columbia lands

Main mission goal was the preparation for Future flights of the International Space Station (ISS). The crew studied the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body in readiness for ISS expeditions. Astronauts carried out experiments similar to those later routinely conducted on the board of the ISS.

Space Shuttle Atlantis lands

The mission was part of the joint US-Russian Shuttle-Mir Program. Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to the station and recovered one astronaut, Norman Thagard. It was the first docking of a space shuttle to a space station, and the first time a shuttle crew switched members with the crew of a station.


Bobby Robson manages England for the final time

The team under Bobby Robson fared better as England reached the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, losing 2–1 to Argentina, before losing every match in UEFA Euro 1988. They next went on to achieve their second best result in the 1990 FIFA World Cup by finishing fourth.


New Jersey Devils sign Viacheslav Fetisov to NHL contracts despite criticism

Among the post-season player changes Lamoriello made in the off-season was the signing of two Soviet stars – Viacheslav Fetisov and Sergei Starikov. The Devils drafted Fetisov years earlier in the 1983 Entry Draft, but the Soviet Government did not allow Fetisov, who was a member of the national team, to leave the country.

Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon

Phobos 1 was an unmanned Russian space probe of the Phobos Program launched from the Baikonur launch facility. Its intended mission was to explore Mars and its moons Phobos and Deimos. The mission failed when a computer malfunction caused the end-of-mission order to be transmitted to the spacecraft.


Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at 17

Boris Becker from Germany became the youngest Wimbledon tennis champion by winning the tournament at the age of only 17. He triumphed 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 over Kevin Curren to write his name into the record books.

Bruce Springsteen goes to #1 on the US album chart

Born in the U.S.A. debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 during the week of June 23, 1984, and after two weeks, it reached the top of the chart, staying at number one for seven weeks. Album remained on the chart for one hundred forty-three weeks.

Reagan nominates Sandra Day

Reagan announced he would nominate Sandra Day O'Connor as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to replace the retiring Potter Stewart. O'Connor received notification from President Reagan of her nomination on the day prior to the announcement and did not know that she was a finalist for the position.

Iran adopts sharia law

Sharia law is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. It is derived from the religious precepts of Islam, particularly the Quran and the Hadith. It has been described as "one of the major intellectual achievements of Islam" and its importance in Islam has been compared to that of theology in Christianity.


West Germany beats Holland to win the World Cup

The Netherlands opened the scoring via a Johan Neeskens penalty in the second minute, only for Paul Breitner to equalize with another penalty in the 25th minute before Gerd Müller scored the winning goal in the 43rd minute, claiming West Germany's second FIFA World Cup.


Ice hockey player Joe Sakic is born

Joseph Steven "Joe" Sakic is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He played his entire 21-year NHL career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise. Named captain of the team in 1992, Sakic is regarded as one of the most capable team leaders in league history.

George Harrison records his new song 'Here Comes the Sun'

George Harrison records his new song "Here Comes the Sun" with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, at Abbey Road Studios in London. John Lennon was absent recovering from a car crash in Scotland.

Beatles' 'All You Need is Love' is released

"All You Need Is Love" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a non-album single. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The Beatles performed the song over a pre-recorded backing track as Britain's contribution to Our World, the first live global television link.

The Kinks are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Sunny Afternoon" was released on 3 June 1966, it went to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart six weeks later, remaining there for two weeks. The track later featured on the Face to Face album as well as being the title track for their 1967 compilation album.

Alaska is confirmed as a state

From 1867 to 1884 Alaska was considered to be a military district of the United States of America under the control of the federal government. Alaskans had sought statehood since as early as the 1920s through this vision was not realized until the decade after World War II.

Hoover Dam construction begins

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed during the Great Depression and its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers and cost over one hundred lives.

Sliced bread is sold for the first time

Sliced bread is a loaf of bread that has been sliced with a machine and packaged for convenience. It was first sold in 1928, advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". This led to the popular phrase "greatest thing since sliced bread".

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1979

Pat Barry

born 1981

MS Dhoni

born 1940

Ringo Starr