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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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Fred Savage, star of The Wonder Years, is born

Frederick Aaron Savage is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American television series The Wonder Years. He has earned several awards and nominations, such as People's Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards.

Musician Jack White is born

John Anthony White is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. White has enjoyed consistent critical and popular success and is widely credited as one of the key artists in the garage rock revival of the 2000s.

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.

Singer Jim Kerr is born

James Kerr is a Scottish singer-songwriter and the lead singer of the rock band Simple Minds. He achieved five UK No. 1 albums with the band, including a No. 1 single with "Belfast Child". Kerr's voice has been described as "David Bowie's rich baritone melded with Bryan Ferry's velvety croon".

Actor Tom Hanks is born

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash, Road to Perdition, Cloud Atlas, Turner & Hooch and The Green Mile. Hanks has been nominated for numerous awards during his career.

"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.

British neurologist Oliver Sacks is born

He is famous because of his popular-science books about neurology. Many of them contains case stories of people with strange diseases. Perhaps the most famous is The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. In the late 1960s Sacks tried to cure people with sleeping sickness by the drug L-DOPA. He obtained very promising results. Unfortunately, most patients soon regressed.

Singer Lee Hazlewood is born

Barton Lee Hazlewood was an American country and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer, most widely known for his work with guitarist Duane Eddy during the late 1950s and singer Nancy Sinatra in the 1960s. Hazlewood had a distinctive baritone voice that added a resonance to his music.

American physicist Percy Spencer is born

He is known as the inventor of the microwave oven. According to a story, Spencer was researching the magnetron tube. During one experiment he discovered that a chocolate bar in his pocket had totally melted. Since the heating effect of microwaves was known earlier, Spencer deduced that the chocolate was heated by the magnetron radiation.


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.

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 famous

born 1956

Tom Hanks

born 1947

O. J. Simpson