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"Suits" returns for a 8th season on USA Network

An American legal drama Suits focuses on a fictional law firm in NYC. The 8th season launched on USA Network cable and satellite TV. It saw an extensive cast change, after the departure of 2 actors major characters, 3 others have been promoted to series regulars. Suits boasts a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The city of Detroit goes bankrupt

The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July 2013. It is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by debt, estimated at $18–20 billion, exceeding Jefferson County, Alabama's $4-billion filing in 2011. Detroit is also the largest city by population in the U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Three Netflix productions receive 14 Emmy nominations

Netflix made history by earning the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online only web television. Three of its web series, Arrested Development, Hemlock Grove, and House of Cards, earned a total of 14 nominations. Netflix also made history with three wins, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode, "Chapter 1", of House of Cards.

Attack at Burgas Airport

The 2012 Burgas bus bombing was a terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber on a passenger bus transporting Israeli tourists at the Burgas Airport in Bulgaria in July 2012. The bus was carrying 42 Israelis, mainly youths, from the airport to their hotels, after arriving on a flight from Tel Aviv.

The Tanks opens at Tate Modern

The first phase of the expansion involved the conversion of three large, circular, underground oil tanks originally used by the power station into accessible display spaces and facilities areas. These opened on the middle of July 2012 and closed on 28 October 2012 as work on the tower building continued directly above. They reopened following the completion of the Switch House extension on 17 June 2016.


Manchester City buy striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Adebayor signed a 5-year contract with Manchester City for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of £25 million. He scored a goal on his debut for City against Blackburn with a shot from 18 yards in the 3rd minute. On his home debut, Adebayor scored in the 17th minute in a 1–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Musical "Mamma Mia!" premieres

The musical Mamma Mia! had its world premiere in London's Leicester Square. Hundreds of fans laid all their love on the movie's stars - including Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgård - as they walked the azure blue carpet, a reference to the movie's Mediterranean setting.


David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game

David Cone tossed the 15th regular-season perfect game against the Montreal Expos at Yankee Stadium in MLB history and the third in team history. Cone retired all 27 batters that he faced and he pitched a perfect game as the Yankees beat the Expos, 6-0. Cone's perfect game was the 247th no-hitter in MLB history.

The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria marries actress Helen Hunt

Azaria's relationship with actress Helen Hunt began in 1994; they married in a traditional Jewish ceremony at the couple's home in Southern California in July 1999. The two had appeared together in Mad About You and "Dumbbell Indemnity", an episode of The Simpsons. After a year of marriage, Azaria moved out of the couple's home.

Bobby Brown marries Whitney Houston at her New Jersey

Whitney Houston met Bobby Brown at the Soul Train Music Awards. They were in a relationship for 3 years prior to getting married. Their wedding took place at Whitney’s New Jersey estate in Mendham. It was attended by roughly 800 guests. The groom was dressed in white, the same as the bride, instead of the typical black.

First Lollapalooza music festival is held in North America

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997 and was revived in 2003.

Singer Nico dies

A German singer Christa Päffgen, known under stage name as Nico died while being on vacation on an island of Ibiza with her son. Nico was riding a bicycle when she suffered a heart attack. She fell down and hit her head. She was misdiagnosed and died at a local hospital. She was buried in Grunewald Forest Cemetery in Berlin.


Nadia Comăneci scores a perfect 10 in gymnastics

Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian gymnast that won 5 Olympic gold medals, each of them in individual events. As a 14-year-old, she managed to score a perfect 10. Prior to this, it was considered impossible to score more than 9.95. Due to this fact, her score was displayed as 1.00 as there were only 3 digits on the scoreboard.

Gemini 10 is launched

Seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Adolf Hitler published his Mein Kampf. During his nine-month stay in prison was writing Mein Kampf or My Struggle that was a bitter narrative filled with rabid anti-Semitic and the model for his plan of Nazi world domination.

Douglas Corrigan lands in Ireland after transatlantic flight

Corrigan had been denied permission to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. He filled his flight plan from New York to Long Beach. But he flew to Ireland instead, officially claiming that it was a navigational error. This brought him the nickname “Wrong Way.” He never publicly admitted to having flown to Ireland intentionally.

"Rag Doll" starts a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

An American rock and pop band, The Four Seasons released a single “Rag Doll”. The song peaked at No. 1 of the Billboard Hot 100, lasting on the top position for 2 weeks. It also topped the US Cash Box Top 100 and Canada RPM Top Singles at the time. The song was inspired by a dirty-faced little girl, dressed in ragged clothes.

Musician Ricky Scaggs is born

An American musician, primarily focusing on country and bluegrass, Rickie Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing on mandolin as a child. During his childhood, he appeared and performed on a TV show. Skaggs won several different awards throughout his career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Extravagant billionaire Richard Branson is born

Richard Branson is an English business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for "services to entrepreneurship". For his work in retail, music, and transport, his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work.

Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262

The V3 3rd prototype airframe, with the code PC+UC, became a true jet when it flew in July 1942 in Leipheim near Günzburg, Germany, piloted by test pilot Fritz Wendel. This was almost 9 months ahead of the British Gloster Meteor's 1st flight in March 1943. Its retracting conventional tail wheel gear, a feature shared with the first four Me 262 V-series airframes,

Singer Martha Reeves is born

Former politician and R&B singer, Martha Reeves was born in Eufaula, a city in Barbour County of Alabama, US. She was raised on gospel after her family moved to Detroit in Michigan. Reeves became a part of the popular local group The Delphis. She began her solo career later, after moving to LA and signing with MCA records.

Singer Dion DiMucci is born

An American singer and songwriter, Dion DiMucci was born in the Bronx, NY. During his childhood, he joined his father, entertainer, on tour, where he developed a love of country music. His 1st song, a single “The Chosen Few” became a minor regional hit. He then teamed with the Belmonts which was a start of his career.

Spanish Civil War begins

The Spanish Civil War began as a revolt by right-wing Spanish military officers in Spanish Morocco and extend to mainland Spain. The Nationalists received aid from Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. The war was an outcome of a polarization of Spanish life and politics that had developed over previous decades.

Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf

Seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Adolf Hitler published his Mein Kampf. During his nine-month stay in prison was writing Mein Kampf or My Struggle that was a bitter narrative filled with rabid anti-Semitic and the model for his plan of Nazi world domination.

American astronaut John Glenn is born

In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space. Thirty-six years later, Glenn flew to space again aboard Space Shuttle Discovery and became the oldest person in space. Before joining NASA, Glenn was a fighter pilot in World War II, China, and Korea. He shot down three MiG-15 aircraft. He was also a U.S. senator.

South African President Nelson Mandela is born

Nelson Mandela was a South African political activist who spent over 20 years in prison for his opposition to the apartheid regime. He helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for human rights. Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993 for their efforts.

Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz is born

Lorentz is considered a father of modern theoretical physics. His work laid fundamentals for relativity. He invented transformation equations used by Albert Einstein in his theory of special relativity, which was first called Lorentz-Einstein theory. Lorentz also supported the general relativity, published several years later by Einstein alone, from the beginning.

The English novelist Jane Austen dies

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, with plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. She died in Winchester at the age of 41 and buried in the north aisle of the nave of Winchester Cathedral.

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