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'Sorry for Your Loss' is released on Facebook Watch

Sorry for Your Loss is an American dark comedy web television series created by Kit Steinkellner, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Marie Tran, Jovan Adepo, Janet McTeer and Mamoudou Athie. The series follows the story of Leigh Shaw, a young widow who is forced to reassess her life and relationships following the death of her husband.


Wayne Rooney is banned from driving for two years

Rooney was arrested in Wilmslow after being caught driving over the prescribed alcohol limit. He appeared at Stockport Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to drink driving. Rooney was fined £170 by the court and banned from driving for two years, and was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a twelve-month community order.

Anya Hindmarch's spiraling pit-cum-sunken amphitheater

Working with set designer Stuart Nunn and Inca Productions, mechanical hydraulics lifted the lid off Anya Hindmarch’s S/S 2017 ‘Circulus’ collection to reveal a spiraling pit-cum-sunken amphitheatre. Models entered and exited from both the centre of the spiral and the top of the set, as its hovering ‘lid’ changed colours like a setting sun, tilting at will.

Volkswagen "dieselgate" breaks on in the US

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen. They had found the Volkswagen programmed their TDI diesel engines to activate their emissions controls only during laboratory testing. The engines emit up to 40 times more NOx in real-world than during the tests.

Militants attack Pakistan Air Force base Camp Badaber

Fourteen militants tried to storm a Pakistan Air Force base in Badaber, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan killing 29 Pakistanis including a Pakistan Army's Quick Response Force's commander Captain Asfand Yar. All militants were killed in state's retaliation, according to official claims.

Aga Khan Museum opens its doors

The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic art, Iranian art and Muslim culture in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The museum is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. It houses collections of Islamic art and heritage.

Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' debuts at #1 on US singles chart

"Shake It Off" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her fifth album, 1989. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Swift's second number-one single in the United States.

Broadway revival of 'Love Letters' opens

Love Letters is a play by A. R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In October 1989, a Broadway production opened at the Edison Theatre and ran for 96 performances. The play returned to Broadway to the Brooks Atkinson Theater in September 2014 in limited engagements with rotating casts.

Prada's purple dunes

For its Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 runway show Italian fashion house Prada created a stunning and surreal installation of undulating hills of purple sand. The sand dunes draw from gradated tones of Royal Purple and Ametrine inspired by imaginative and fantastical landscapes that blur the boundaries between real and digital worlds.

Scotland votes 'No' to independence

A referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom took place in September 2014. The referendum question, which voters answered with "Yes" or "No", was "Should Scotland be an independent country?" The "No" side won, with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour.

Apple introduces iOS 7

iOS 7 is the seventh major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. When it came out, it offered a completely novel user interface and featured flat icons, a new slide-to-unlock function and innovative animations, and was described as "profound and enduring beauty in simplicity".

Pink releases album 'The Truth About Love'

The Truth About Love is the sixth studio album by American singer Pink. It was released by RCA Records. The Truth About Love samples rock music influences and is generally themed about relationships, breakups and the different stages and cases of love, while tackling issues of feminism, sexual prowess and social exclusion.

Deadly earthquake strikes Sikkim

The 2011 Sikkim earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 6.9 and was centered within the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. At least 111 people were killed in the earthquake. Most of the deaths occurred in Sikkim, with reports of fatalities in and near Singtam in the East Sikkim district.

'The Informant!' heads to theaters in the US

The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy-crime film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Written by Scott Z. Burns, the film stars Matt Damon as the titular informant named Mark Whitacre, as well as Scott Bakula and Melanie Lynskey. It depicts Whitacre's involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine price-fixing conspiracy of the mid-1990s.

Sir Cliff Richard unveils a plaque to mark a tiny basement

Sir Cliff Richard has unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll. Fifty years after the "2 i's" coffee bar opened its doors in London's Old Compton Street, some performers and fans returned to see it honored.

The first mailing of anthrax letters

The 2001 anthrax attacks, also known as Amerithrax from its Federal Bureau of Investigation case name, occurred within the United States over the course of several weeks beginning in September 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators.

Space Shuttle Endeavour lands

Endeavour carried the Wake Shield Facility. It was a n experimental science platform that was placed in low Earth orbit by the shuttle. The purpose of the WSF was to grow thin films of materials in a near perfect vacuum. Endeavour also deployed and retrieved the Spartan 201 astronomy satellite for solar wind research.

Garth Brooks goes to #1 on the US album chart with 'In Pieces'

In Pieces is the fifth studio album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. It was also a huge hit outside the United States. In the United Kingdom, it was Brooks' highest placed album on the charts.


Jerzy Kukuczka climbs all 14 Eight-thousanders

Jerzy Kukuczka became the second man to climb all 14 eight-thousanders in the world, it took him less than 8 years. He is the only person in the world who has climbed 2 eight-thousanders in one winter. Altogether, he ascended four eight-thousanders in winter, including three as first ascents.

Kiss appear without their 'make-up' for the first time

Sensing it was time for a change, Kiss made the decision to abandon their trademark make-up and costumes. The band officially appeared in public without make-up for the first time in an appearance on MTV, which coincided with the release of Lick It Up. The tour to promote the new album and the unmasked band members began in Lisbon, Portugal.

The first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA. Part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System. Voyager 1 also snapped the picture of the Earth and the Moon from a distance of 7.25 million miles. It was the first to include both the Earth and the Moon in a single frame taken by a spacecraft.

Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List

In September 1975, Hearst was arrested in a San Francisco apartment with Wendy Yoshimura, another SLA member, by San Francisco Police Inspector Timothy F. Casey and FBI Special Agent Thomas J. Padden. While being booked into jail, she listed her occupation as "Urban Guerilla".

Guitar player Jimi Hendrix dies of drug overdose

One of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s, Jimi Hendrix was described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music." The post-mortem examination concluded that Hendrix aspirated his own vomit and died of asphyxia while intoxicated with barbiturates at the age of 27.

Bobby Vinton earns a #1 hit with 'Take Good Care Of My Baby'

"Take Good Care of My Baby" is a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It was made famous by Bobby Vee when it was released in 1961. Vee's recording quickly became popular, spending 15 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 1, and spending three weeks in that position.

Castro arrives in New York

In September 1960, Castro flew to New York City for the General Assembly of the United Nations. Staying at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, he met with journalists and anti-establishment figures like Malcolm X. He also met Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, with the two publicly condemning the poverty and racism faced by Americans in areas like Harlem.

'Lolita' is first published in the US

Lolita is a novel written by Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, a middle-aged literature professor under the pseudonym Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with a 12-year-old girl, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather.

CIA is formed

The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 when Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act into law. A major impetus for the creation of the CIA was the unforeseen attack on Pearl Harbor. In addition, towards the end of World War II, the U.S. government felt the need for a group to coordinate intelligence efforts.


Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

In September 1946, Mauriello received his third world championship shot, and his first try at the World Heavyweight title, when he met Joe Louis at the Bronx's Yankee Stadium. Mauriello figured that because of his right-hand power, he had a chance against the champion, who was 55-1 coming into their bout.


The first African American plays pro football for a major team

Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard was the first African American head coach in the National Football League. Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two African American players in the NFL in 1920. Football pioneer Walter Camp ranked Pollard as "one of the greatest runners these eyes have ever seen."

The first edition of The New York Times is published

Journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones founded the NYC based newspaper with its original name being New-York Daily Times. The first edition tried to address various speculations on its purpose and situation that preceded its release. It won 125 Pulitzer Prizes since its initial release.

Jewelerly brand Tiffany is founded

Tiffany & CO was founded by a duo of Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in Brooklyn as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”. Their store operated in Lower Manhattan and sold a wide variety of stationery items. With their expertise, they eventually became leaders of 19th-century American jewelry trade.

Royal Opera House in London reopens

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Surrender of Quebec to the British

De Ramezay, Townshend and Saunders signed the Articles of Capitulation of Quebec and the city was turned over to British control. The remaining French forces positioned themselves on the Jacques-Cartier River west of the city.

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