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University of Phoenix Stadium is opened

The 63,400-seat stadium opened in 2006 after three years of construction. The stadium was designed by Eisenman Architects and HOK Sport. The stadium is considered an architectural icon for the region and was named by Business Week as one of the 10 “most impressive” sports facilities on the globe.

"A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin is published

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published in 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award and was nominated for both the 1997 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award.

The first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is an annual show sponsored by and featuring Victoria's Secret, a brand of lingerie and sleepwear. The first fashion show extravaganza, introduced by Stephanie Seymour, was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in 1995. The show also featured Beverly Peele and Frederique van der Wal.

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes after 149 performances

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's more famous works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation home in the Mississippi Delta" of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy's family.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

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Dom DeLuise

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