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The second Broadway revival of 'Les Misérables' closes

Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. The 2014 production closed after 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years. The revival recouped its entire initial investment and grossed $109 million.

'An Act of God' closes on Broadway

An Act of God is a play by David Javerbaum. The stage play is adapted from Javerbaum's The Last Testament: A Memoir By God. Jim Parsons starred as God in the production directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Jeffrey Finn. The play featured Tim Kazurinsky as archangel Gabriel and Christopher Fitzgerald as Archangel Michael.

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' ends

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a play by Simon Stephens based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. During its premiere run, the play tied the record for winning the most Olivier Awards, including Best New Play at the 2013 ceremony.

Mother Teresa is canonized

Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was recognized by the church as a saint in 2016, and the anniversary of her death, 5 September, is her feast day.

'Riddick' premieres in the UK

Riddick is a 2013 American science fiction thriller film, the third installment in the Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character, Riddick is written and directed by David Twohy, who previously wrote and directed the first two installments, Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.

'My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry' is published

The story takes place in Sweden and follows Elsa, a 7 year old who knows she is different from other children her age. She has a habit of correcting others' grammar, is smart for her age, and is especially close with her grandmother. When Granny passes, Elsa slowly discovers more about her grandmother's past identities.

The limited run of 'Master Class' closes on Broadway

Master Class ran at the Kennedy Center, directed by Stephen Wadsworth and starring Tyne Daly as Callas. The play was then revived on Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club production at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, running for 70 regular performances and 26 previews. The 2011 revival received a 2012 Tony Award nomination, Best Revival of a Play.

The bio-musical 'Baby It's You!' closes on Broadway

Baby It's You! is a jukebox musical written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, featuring the music of the 1960s pop group the Shirelles. The show "tells the story of Florence Greenberg and Scepter Records, the label Greenberg started when she signed the Shirelles.

Musical 'Catch Me If You Can' closes on Broadway

Catch Me If You Can is a musical with a libretto by Terrence McNally and a theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It follows the story of a con artist named Frank Abagnale Jr. A majority of the plot is borrowed from the 2002 film of the same name, which in turn was based on Abagnale's 1980 autobiography.

Earthquake hits Canterbury

The 2010 Canterbury earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1 and had a maximum perceived intensity of X on the Mercalli intensity scale. Two residents were seriously injured. Mass fatalities were avoided partly due to there being few houses of unreinforced construction.

John McCain is nominated for White House

On Super Tuesday, McCain won both the majority of states and delegates in the Republican primaries, giving him a commanding lead toward the Republican nomination. McCain clinched a majority of the delegates and became the presumptive Republican nominee with wins in several more primaries.

'Crocodile Hunter' dies

Irwin died at 44, after being pierced in the heart by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest. Irwin's death is believed to be the only fatality from a stingray ever captured on video.

The Selfridges Building opens

The Selfridges Building is part of the Bullring Shopping Centre and houses Selfridges Department Store. The building was designed by architecture firm Future Systems, and cost of £60 million. It became an iconic architectural landmark and seen as a major contribution to the regeneration of Birmingham.

Kelly Clarkson becomes the first American Idol

The first season of American Idol was won by Kelly Clarkson. The first season was co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman, the latter of whom left the show after the season ended. The winner, Kelly Clarkson, signed with RCA Records, the label in partnership with American Idol's 19 Recordings.

Russian apartment bombings

The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999, killing more than 300, injuring more than 800, and spreading a wave of fear across the country. The bombings, together with the Dagestan War, led the country into the Second Chechen War.

Google is founded

Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. It was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. They own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock.

'Xena: Warrior Princess' first airs

Xena: Warrior Princess is an American fantasy television series filmed on location in New Zealand. Critics have praised the series for its strong female protagonist, and it has acquired a strong cult following, attention in fandom, parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series.

Actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick marry

Bacon has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick since 1988; they met on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky. He has said: "The time I was hitting what I considered to be bottom was also the time I met my wife, our kids were born, good things were happening. And I was able to keep supporting myself; that always gave me strength."


Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY

Mike Tyson had a car accident after completing his workout in Catskill. Tyson had been fighting with his wife for weeks prior to the incident and threatened to kill himself. On that day, it was pouring rain when Tyson drove. He crashed into a tree without wearing a seat belt and sustained minor head and chest injuries.

Survivor are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Eye of the Tiger" is a song composed 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. In the United States, it held No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks.

Golden Dragon massacre

The Golden Dragon Massacre was a gang-related shooting attack that took place inside the Golden Dragon Restaurant, located at 822 Washington Street in Chinatown, San Francisco, California. The five perpetrators, members of the Joe Boys, a Chinese youth gang, were attempting to kill members of the Wah Ching, a rival Chinatown gang.


Mark Spitz becomes first athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals

Mark Spitz is a former American competitive swimmer and 9-time Olympic champion. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Spitz aimed to win 6 gold medals. He managed to surpass his expectations and won 7. Spitz was successful in setting a new world record in each of the 7 events he participated in.

'Easy Rider' opens at The Classic cinema in London, England

Easy Rider is an American independent road drama film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern. Fonda and Hopper played two bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South carrying the proceeds from a cocaine deal. The success of Easy Rider helped spark the New Hollywood era of filmmaking during the early 1970s.

The Bee Gees have their second UK #1 single

"I've Gotta Get a Message to You" is a song by the Bee Gees. Released as a single, it was their second number-one single on the UK Singles Chart and their first US Top 10 hit. The song is about a man who, awaiting his execution in the electric chair, begs the prison chaplain to pass a final message on to his wife.

Scotland's Forth Road Bridge officially opens

The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge in east central Scotland. The bridge opened in 1964 and at the time was the largest suspension bridge in the world outside of the US. The bridge spans the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh, at Queensferry, to Fife, at North Queensferry.

Ford launches its top flop Edsel

Edsel is an automobile marque that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for model years 1958–1960. With the Edsel, Ford had expected to make significant inroads into the market share of both General Motors and Chrysler and close the gap between itself and GM in the domestic American automotive market.

Homosexuality "should not be a crime" in the UK

The committee recommended that "homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offence". All but James Adair were in favor of this and, contrary to some medical and psychiatric witnesses' evidence at that time, found that "homosexuality cannot legitimately be regarded as a disease".


The first 500-mile NASCAR race

The 1950 Southern Five-Hundred was considered to be the inaugural Southern Five-Hundred of the NASCAR Grand National event that took place at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. It was responsible for turning the Southern 500 into the biggest racing event prior to the 1959 Daytona 500.

First U. S. airship departs for her maiden voyage

The vessel was called USS Shenandoah. She was 207 meters long and capable of the speed 110 kilometres per hour. The crew complement was 25 aviators. USS Shenandoah was first airship to complete flight across North American continent. She was lost in a storm in 1925. Fourteen crewmembers died in the crash.

Kodak brand is registered

Kodak was founded by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong in September 1888. During most of the 20th century, Kodak held a dominant position in the photographic film. The company's ubiquity was such that its "Kodak moment" tagline entered the common lexicon to describe a personal event that was demanded to be recorded for posterity.

The first commercial electrical power plant in history

The service began in September 1882, there were 85 customers with 400 light bulbs. Each dynamo produced 100 kW2—enough for 1200 incandescent lights, and transmission was at 110 V via underground conduits. The system cost $300,000 to build with an installation of the 100,000 feet of underground conduits one of the most expensive parts of the project.

Los Angeles is founded

Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the 1st mission in the area where LA lies. 10 years later, Los Pobladores, a group of 44 settlers, arrived at the area and founded a pueblo that transitioned from small ranch town into the 2nd most populous city in the US over the years.

English navigator Henry Hudson discovers the island of Manhattan

Hudson was searching an easterly passage to Asia. While awaiting orders and supplies in Amsterdam, he heard rumours of a northwest route to the Pacific through North America. Unfortunately, the rumours were wrong. There is no such passage. However, Hudson discovered an island, which later became most densely populated borough of New York City.

King Æthelstan unites England

The coronation of Æthelstan took place at Kingston upon the Thames, perhaps due to its symbolic location on the border between Wessex and Mercia. He was crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Athelm, who probably designed or organized a new ordo in which the king wore a crown for the first time instead of a helmet.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

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died 2006

Steve Irwin

born 1985

Raúl Albiol