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Wayne Rooney rejoins boyhood club Everton

Wayne Rooney is an English professional footballer and the record goalscorer for the England national team and for Manchester United. After spending 13 years in United, the speculations about his return to Everton were confirmed. Manchester allowed him to leave on a free transfer for a 2-year contract.

Iraq declares victory over ISIS

Iraqi army declared their victory over the ISIS as the battle of Mosul was reaching its end. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived into the city, congratulating the Iraqi forces and civilians. Fighting with the remaining members of ISIS in the area continue for several days until they were cleared from the city.

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 was revealed by Elon Musk as a new addition to the cars manufactured and sold by Tesla, Inc. It is a mid-sized all-electric 4-door sedan, able to deliver up to 310 miles/500 km. Tesla 3 was named Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics magazine and Design of the Year award by Automobile magazine.

The first public preview of the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an American epic space opera film produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise aimed at its ensemble cast, Abrams' direction, musical score, visual effects, and action sequences.

Harris County shooting

A mass shooting occurred in a home located in northern Harris County, Texas, near the Spring census-designated place, a suburban area of the Greater Houston area, leaving six family members dead, four of them children, and a lone survivor. The suspected shooter, Ronald Lee Haskell, was apprehended after a standoff that lasted several hours.

South Sudan becomes the world's newest nation

The Republic of South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan after a referendum was held in which 98.83% of the population voted separation. Certain disputes, such as division of oil revenues still remained. The region of Abyei remained disputed, as it was not decided whether it will join Sudan or South Sudan.


Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons

Joseph Steven Sakic is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He retired from the NHL and had his jersey number retired prior to the Avalanche's 2009–10 season opener at Pepsi Center. Sakic was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame, along with Adam Oates, Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin.

One hundred twenty-five people die on board of S7 Airlines Flight 778

S7 Airlines Flight 778 was an Airbus A310-300 on a scheduled domestic passenger flight, flying from Moscow Domodedovo to Irkutsk, when it crashed upon landing at Irkutsk International Airport. The plane overshot the runway, sliding over several hundred metres of wet runway and grass. A total of 125 people were killed in the accident.


Zidane receives a red card for headbutting Marco Materazzi

The Finals of 2006 FIFA World Cup took place at the Olympiastadion, Berlin. Italy won the championship after beating France 5 - 3 on penalties. Zidane received a red card and was sent off in the 110th minute of his last match after he headbutted Marco Materazzi. It was his 14th overall expulsion from the match in his career.

Original UK version of 'The Office' premieres

The Office is a British mockumentary sitcom. Created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the program is about the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictitious Wernham Hogg Paper Company. Gervais also stars in the series, playing the central character, David Brent.


Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear

Mike Tyson was banned from professional boxing by the NSAC for 15 months after he twice sunk his teeth into Evander Holyfield's ears during a clinch in their rematch. Tyson was not able to control himself. It took 90 minutes of surgery and 8 stitches to close his ear.

'The Trainspotting' soundtrack is released

The Trainspotting soundtrack was released after the movie adaptation of Welsh’s novel of the same name. It was the 1st soundtrack album, which was later followed by 2nd, thanks to the huge fanbase for both the movie and the original soundtrack. It was ranked as the 7th best motion picture soundtrack in history.

The rock band the Grateful Dead play their last concert

The Grateful Dead was an American rock group consisting known for its unique and eclectic style. The band was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area and lasted for 30 years. Deteriorating health of Jerry Garcia, the founding member of the band and his death caused the band to dissolve, ending their active career.

Donald Trump hires to advice Mike Tyson

Donald Trump is the 45th President of the US, successful businessman and TV personality. He studied economics at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. During the late 80s, Trump hosted a number of boxing matches at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City and subsequently became a financial advisor to Mike Tyson.

The Police start eight week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Every Breath You Take" is a song by English rock band The Police from their 1983 album Synchronicity. Written by Sting, the single was the biggest US and UK hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks, and the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It also topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for nine weeks.

Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Louisiana, killing all 145 people on board

Pan Am Flight 759 was a regularly scheduled domestic passenger flight from Miami to San Diego, with en route stops in New Orleans and Las Vegas. In 1982, the Boeing 727 flying this route crashed in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner after being forced down by a microburst shortly after takeoff. All 145 on board and 8 people on the ground were killed.

Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter

Voyager 2 is a space robot released into space by NASA. Its mission is to study the outer planets. Voyager came within 570,000 km of the Jupiter’s cloud tops, discovering a few rings around it. It also discovered an active volcanic activity on Io, the innermost of the 4 Galilean moons of the Jupiter.

Space Shuttle Columbia lands

Main mission objective was the deployment of Spacelab reusable laboratory. The crew completed 31 microgravity experiments in five basic areas: fluid dynamics, crystal growth, combustion science, biological science, and technology demonstration. The crystal growth experiment resulted in longest period of protein crystal growth in Space Shuttle program.

The first tour of Paul McCartney & Wings

Coming on the heels of a tour of English universities, the Wings Over Europe Tour was intended to promote recent singles "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb", as well as provide live recordings to be included on a future album.

David Bowie starts recording fifth album

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is the fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie. It was produced by Bowie and Ken Scott and features contributions from the Spiders from Mars, Bowie's backing band. The album was recorded in Trident Studios, London, like his previous album, Hunky Dory.


Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane

In 1966, Nicklaus won the Masters Tournament for the second year in a row, becoming the first golfer to achieve this distinction, and also won The Open Championship, completing his career grand slam of major championships. At age 26, he became the youngest to do so at the time.

Litua Bay earthquake and megetsunami

The 1958 Lituya Bay earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI. The strike-slip earthquake took place on the Fairweather Fault and triggered a rockslide of 40 million cubic yards into the narrow inlet of Lituya Bay, Alaska.

'Rock Around the Clock' goes to #1 on the US singles chart

The best-known and most successful rendition of the song was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets for American Decca. It was a number one single on both the United States and United Kingdom charts and also re-entered the UK Singles Chart in the 1960s and 1970s.

William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech

The Cross of Gold speech was delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1896. In the address, Bryan supported bimetallism or "free silver", which he believed would bring the nation prosperity. He decried the gold standard, concluding the speech, "you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold".


First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins

The first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon in London was held at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club. 22 players showed up to compete in the Gentlemen’s Singles tournament, the only event of the championship. The winner received a 25-guinea trophy, donated by the sports magazine The Field.

U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies after eating raw fruit and iced milk

Over the course of several days, he became severely ill with an unknown digestive ailment. His doctor "diagnosed the illness as cholera morbus, a flexible mid-nineteenth-century term for intestinal ailments as diverse as diarrhea and dysentery but not related to Asiatic cholera", the latter being a widespread epidemic at the time of Taylor's death.

Argentina declares independence from Spain

Independence of Argentina was declared by the Congress of Tucumán. The original independence stated the name of the country as the United Provinces of South America. The name is still one of the legal names of Argentine Republic. The presidency of the Congress consisting of 33 deputies rotated monthly.

Astronomer Johannes Kepler publishes his cosmological theory

In his book Mysterium Cosmographicum (from Latin: The Cosmographic Mystery) he wrote that the structure of the universe is dictated by geometry. The movements of the planets were controlled by Platonic polyhedrons. The book was based on heliocentric views of Nicolaus Copernicus. It was the first published defense of the Copernican system.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1956

Tom Hanks

born 1947

O. J. Simpson

died 1956

Alfred Waeger