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Drake is at #1 on the US singles chart with 'In My Feelings'

"In My Feelings" is a song by Canadian musician Drake from his fifth studio album Scorpion. It was released to rhythmic and contemporary hit radio in 2018, as the album's fifth single. The song features additional vocals by the City Girls, though they are not credited on the official version.

Tomorrowland expands to 16 stages

2017 saw Tomorrowland expand to a two weekend event for the first time since their tenth anniversary in 2014. The theme, "Amicorum Spectaculum", and dates were announced in January 2017, and was scheduled for the final two weekends of July 2017.

Aegean Sea earthquake

The 2017 Aegean Sea earthquake was a magnitude 6.6 earthquake which struck about 10 km south southeast of Bodrum, Turkey, at depth of 7.0 km. Two people were killed and more than 120 others were injured on the Greek island of Kos, while at least 360 injuries were reported in Turkey.


Chelsea sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for £60 million

Chelsea announced that they had agreed on terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Morata, for a reported club-record fee of around £60 million. The former club stated the move was subject to a medical being passed and personal terms being agreed.

Justin Bieber is banned from performing in China

The Chinese government banned Justin Bieber from performing in China. The Bureau stated: "Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer", and "In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers."

'Guardians of the Galaxy' premieres in Hollywood

Guardians of the Galaxy is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film became a critical and commercial success, grossing $773.3 million worldwide.

Philippine Arena is inaugurated

The Philippine Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena at Ciudad de Victoria, a 140-hectare tourism enterprise zone in Bocaue and Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. The Philippine Arena, along with Ciudad de Victoria was officially inaugurated by President Benigno Aquino III and Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo.


Chris Froome wins the 100th Tour de France

The 100th Tour de France started on the island of Corsica. The race took the contestants through 21 race stages, covering a total distance of 3,403.5km and ending on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. British cyclist Chris Froome, member of Team Sky won the race with the time a little bit under 84 hours.

U.S. space shuttle program ends

The Space Shuttle program was the fourth spaceflight program carried out by the NASA. The Space Shuttle program was extended several times beyond it originally envisioned 15-year lifespan because of the delays in building the United States space station in low Earth orbit—a project which eventually evolved into the International Space Station.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' is published

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a fantasy book written by British author J. K. Rowling and the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. The novel chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.

Burj Khalifa becomes the world's tallest building

The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure in the world since its topping out in late 2008. Critical reception to Burj Khalifa has been generally positive, and the building has received many awards.

London bombings

In 2005, four attempted bomb attacks disrupted part of London's public transport system two weeks after the 7 July 2005 London bombings. The explosions occurred around midday at Shepherd's Bush, Warren Street and Oval stations on the London Underground, and on London Buses route 26 in Bethnal Green on Hackney Road.

Telco giant WorldCom bankrupts

WorldCom filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history at the time. By the bankruptcy reorganization agreement, the company paid $750 million to the SEC in cash and stock in the new MCI, which was intended to be paid to wronged investors.

Tau neutrino particle is discovered

As of 2018, it is the second most recent elementary particle to the Standard Model of particle physics (the most recent is the long sought Higgs boson). The existence of Tau neutrino was first postulated in 1977. Yet, the physicists have to wait long twenty-three years for its confirmation. It was discovered in Fermilab, near Chicago.


Wayne Gretzky signs last contract of his NHL career

A professional ice hockey player, Wayne Gretzky spent 20 seasons playing in the NHL. During that time, he played for Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings, St. Louis Blues and NY Rangers. It was Rangers, where he spent his last 3 seasons, after rejecting a 3-year deal with Blues and taking on an $8 million worth contract with NY.

Tony Blair assumes Labour Party leadership

John Smith died suddenly in 1994 of a heart attack. Blair defeated John Prescott and Margaret Beckett in the subsequent leadership election and became Leader of the Opposition. As is customary for the holder of that office, Blair was appointed a Privy Councillor.

Roger Waters performs 'The Wall' at The Berlin Wall

The Wall – Live in Berlin was a live concert performance by Roger Waters and numerous guest artists, of the Pink Floyd studio album The Wall, itself largely written by Waters during his time with the band. The show was held in Berlin to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier.


Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

About 76 seconds into the round, Williams attempted to hit Tyson with a left jab. Tyson countered and hit Williams with a left hook that sent Williams to the canvas. Though Williams was able to get back on his feet, referee Randy Neumann controversially stopped the fight and awarded Tyson the victory by technical knockout.

Guns N’ Roses release their debut album 'Appetite for Destruction'

Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It topped the Billboard 200 and became the best-selling debut album as well as the 11th best-selling album in the United States. With about 30 million copies sold worldwide, it is also one of the best-selling records of all time.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band premieres in New York

The film tells the loosely constructed story of a band as they wrangle with the music industry and battle evil forces bent on stealing their instruments and corrupting their hometown of Heartland. The film's soundtrack, released as an accompanying double album, features new versions of songs originally written and performed by the Beatles.

The Sex Pistols appear on the UK music show Top of the Pops

Despite protests, The Sex Pistols made their first television appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synched to their third single, 'Pretty Vacant'. The performance helped push the song up the charts to No.7.

Assassination of Christopher Ewart-Biggs

Christopher Thomas Ewart Ewart-Biggs was the British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, an author and senior Foreign Office liaison officer with MI6. He was killed in 1976 by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in Sandyford, Dublin.

Wings start a seven-week run at #1 on the UK album chart

"Band on the Run" is the title song of Paul McCartney and Wings' album Band on the Run. The song was released as a single, following the success of "Jet", and became an international chart success. The song topped the charts in the United States, also reaching number 3 in the United Kingdom.

Jim Croce starts a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is a song written by American folk-rock singer Jim Croce. Released as part of his album Life and Times, the song was a Number One pop hit for him, spending two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Croce was nominated for two Grammy awards in the Pop Male Vocalist and Record of the Year categories for the song.

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon

Armstrong left the lunar module first at 02:56:15 UTC. Aldrin joined him 20 minutes later. They spent about two and quarter hours outside the spacecraft, and collected 21.5 kg of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Third member of the Apollo 11 crew, Michael Collins, piloted the command module alone in the lunar orbit.


The first black wins a major US tennis tournament

Althea Gibson won the tournament US Nationals as the 1st person of color to win a US-based tennis competition. In that same year, she also won Wimbledon. Just a year prior, she became the 1st non-white person to win a Grand Slam title - the French Championship. In the next year, she was voted Female Athlete of the Year.

Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are executed

Stauffenberg, his aide 1st Lieutenant Werner von Haeften, General Friedrich Olbricht, and Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim were executed for their involvement in the German Resistance movement by a makeshift firing squad in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, which was lit by the headlights of a truck.

Belgium becomes independent

At the end of August 1830, rebels in the Southern provinces of the United Netherlands rose up against Dutch rule. The rising, which began in Brussels, pushed the Dutch army back, and the rebels defended themselves against a Dutch attack. International powers meeting in London agreed to support the independence of Belgium, even though the Dutch refused to recognize the new state.

The Battle of the Pyramids

The Battle of the Pyramids, also known as the Battle of Embabeh, was a major engagement fought on 21 July 1798 during the French Invasion of Egypt. The French army under Napoleon Bonaparte scored a decisive victory against the forces of the local Mamluk rulers, wiping out almost the entire Egyptian army. It was the battle where Napoleon employed one of his significant contributions to military tactics, the divisional square. Actually a rectangle, the deployment of the French brigades into these massive formations repeatedly threw back multiple cavalry charges by the Egyptians.

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