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London hosts First Global Disability Summit

The UK government will co-host its first-ever Global Disability Summit with the IDA and the Government of Kenya. The summit will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and will bring together more than 700 delegates from governments, donors, private sector organizations, charities and organizations of persons with disabilities.

"No Man's Sky" is released for Xbox One

No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. The game is built around four pillars: exploration, survival, combat, and trading. Players are free to perform within the entirety of a procedurally generated deterministic open universe, which includes over 18 quintillion planets.

Jimmy Choo bought by Michael Kors

Jimmy Choo Ltd is a British high fashion house specialising in shoes, handbags, accessories and fragrances. The company put itself up for sale in April 2017. In July, it was announced that Jimmy Choo would be bought by Michael Kors Holdings in a deal worth £896m.

Linkin Park release their first official statement

Linkin Park released an official statement on their website as a tribute to Bennington. Shinoda announced that donations made to the band's Music for Relief charity would be redirected to the One More Light Fund, which had been set up in Bennington's memory.

Hulk Hogan is fired from WWE after racist rant

WWE terminated their contract with Hogan, stating that they are "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds". The termination coincided with the publication of an anti-black rant made by Hogan on his controversial leaked sex tape.

116 people die in Air Algérie Flight 5017 crash

Air Algérie Flight 5017 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to Algiers, Algeria, which crashed in Mali, near Gossi. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 with 110 passengers and 6 crew on board, operated by Swiftair for Air Algérie, disappeared from radar about fifty minutes after take-off. There were no survivors.

80 people is killed after train derails in Santiago de Compostela

The Santiago de Compostela derailment occurred when an Alvia high-speed train traveling from Madrid to Ferrol, in the north-west of Spain, derailed at high speed on a bend about 4 kilometers outside of the railway station at Santiago de Compostela. Of the 222 people aboard, around 140 were injured and 79 died.

Modern Family cast sues 20th Century Fox Television

Five of the cast members retained the Quinn Emanuel law firm and sued 20th Century Fox Television in an attempt to negotiate higher per-episode fees. As a result, The five adult cast members' salaries were increased from $55,000–$65,000 per episode to $150,000–$175,000, with increases every season, plus a percentage of back-end profits.


Cadel Evans wins the 98th Tour de France

Evans finished second on stage one of the Tour de France and won stage 4, the third Tour de France stage win of his career. Evans then led the mountains classification after stage 4 for a single day. Evans retired in 2015, after completing a race named in his honor.

U.S. lift minimum wage to the current $7.25 per hour

The Fair Minimum Wage Act is a US Act of Congress that amended the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour. The act raised the federal minimum wage to $7.25 per hour 12 months after its enactment.

Civilization IV: Warlords is released in North America

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords is the first official expansion pack of the critically acclaimed turn-based strategy video game Civilization IV. Warlords added many new features to the original game. These include eight new scenarios, a new category of Great People, new units, resources, and improvements.


Lance Armstrong retires

Lance Armstrong is a former professional road racing cyclist who won several races throughout his career. Armstrong retired from the professional racing after the 2005 Tour de France, while he was a member of the US Postal Service team. A few years later he confessed to taking doping and was subsequently stripped of his titles.


Luis Figo joins Real Madrid for £37.2 million

Figo made a surprising and controversial €62 million move to Barcelona's bitter rivals Real Madrid. There had been a buy out clause in his contract at Barcelona, a new world record fee, which Real Madrid met, and his arrival at Madrid signaled the beginning of Florentino Pérez's "Galáctico era" of global stars signed by the club every year.

"Saving Private Ryan" is first released

Saving Private Ryan is an American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. Set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II, the film is notable for its graphic portrayal of war, and for the intensity of its opening 27 minutes, which includes a depiction of the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy landings.


Italy and Roma star Daniele De Rossi is born

Daniele De Rossi is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Roma and formerly the Italy national team. With 21 goals, he is the highest scoring midfielder for Italy post-World War II and Italy's all-time second most prolific midfielder behind Adolfo Baloncieri.

American actress Elisabeth Moss is born

Elisabeth Singleton Moss is an American actor. She is known for her roles as Zoey Bartlet, the youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet, on the NBC television series The West Wing; and Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter, on the AMC series Mad Men, which earned her six Emmy Awards nominations and a Golden Globe nomination.

Survivor start a six week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Eye of the Tiger" is a song by American rock band Survivor. It was released as a single from their third album of the same name Eye of the Tiger and was also the theme song for the film Rocky III, which was released a day before the single. It gained tremendous MTV and radio airplay and topped charts worldwide.

Peter Sellers dies aged 54

Peter Sellers was an English film actor, comedian, and singer. He died as a result of a heart attack, aged 54. English filmmakers the Boulting brothers described Sellers as "the greatest comic genius this country has produced since Charles Chaplin."

Elton John scores his first UK #1 single

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonyms "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche". "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was the first No. 1 single in the UK for both John and Kiki Dee, topping the chart for six weeks in mid-1976.

English physicist James Chadwick dies

He is most famous for his discovery of the neutron. Chadwick worked in the Cavendish Laboratory together with Ernest Rutherford. He bombarded beryllium nuclei with alpha particles and found new neutral particle. He named it neutron and later successfully measured its mass. Chadwick also worked on the British nuclear bomb.

Nixon orders to hand over Watergate tapes

The Nixon White House tapes are audio recordings of conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and Nixon administration officials, Nixon family members, and White House staff. One of those tapes was the so-called "smoking gun" tape, recorded six days after the Watergate break-in.

Apollo 11 returns to Earth

After an eventful journey to and from the moon that included the first human footsteps on the lunar surface, the Apollo 11 crew prepared for a splashdown on Earth on the final day of their mission. Riding inside the command module Columbia were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

The Byrds are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Mr. Tambourine Man" was the debut single by the American band The Byrds. The single's success initiated the folk rock boom, with many acts imitating the band's hybrid of a rock beat, jangly guitar, and poetic or socially conscious lyrics. The single gave rise to the very term "folk-rock".

First rocket is launched from Cape Canaveral

The vehicle was called Bumper 8. It was a combination of the German V-2 rocket and the American WAC Corporal sounding rocket. German rocket was used as a first stage, American as second. Most of the rockets in the Bumper program were launched from White Sands missile range. Bumper 8 was the first rocket launched from later famous Cape Canaveral.

Musician Heinz Burt is born

Heinz Burt was a German-born bassist and singer, who performed under the stage name Heinz. Heinz was a member of the Tornados, famous for their multi-million selling hit "Telstar". Heinz's next and biggest-selling solo hit was "Just Like Eddie", a tribute to Eddie Cochran.

Menin Gate memorial is unveiled

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. The memorial was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Mata Hari's trial begins

Mata Hari was put on trial, being accused of spying for Germany and causing the deaths of at least 50,000 soldiers. Although the French and British intelligence suspected her of spying for Germany, neither could produce definite evidence against her. Supposedly secret ink was found in her room, which was incriminating evidence in that period.

Machu Picchu is discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham

Bingham was led to the city by a local farmer. He found a name of another foreigner, Agustín Lizárraga, on the wall in the city. It was written in 1902. Bingham is, however, considered a scientific discoverer of the site. Machu Picchu is often referred to as The Lost City of The Incas. More than an ordinary city it was an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti.

American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is born

She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She also set many other records and wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences. Amelia Earhart co-founded The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. She disappeared during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight in 1937.

Revolutionary Simon Bolivar born in Caracas

Simón Bolívar and also colloquially as El Libertador was a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule. Bolívar is viewed as a national icon in much of modern South America.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1976

Rashida Tlaib

born 1995

Kyle Kuzma

born 1979

Rose Byrne