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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the world's highest-paid couple, $95 million

In 2013, Beyoncé's endorsements of Pepsi and H&M made her and Jay-Z the world's first billion dollar couple in the music industry. That year, Beyoncé was published as the fourth most-powerful celebrity in the Forbes rankings.

BP finally fixes the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an industrial disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. An estimated total of 4.9 million barrels of oil discharged into the ocean after several failed efforts to contain the flow. After nearly 5 months, the well was sealed and declared “effectively dead” by National Incident Commander Thad Allen.

Bush administration unveils a $700bn bailout

During the financial crisis in 2008, the US authorities enacted the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, referred to as a bailout of the US financial system. The law authorized the US Secretary of the Treasury to spend up to $700 billion in order to help the economy. It is also known as the Paulson financial rescue plan.

Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev spent thirteen days in the United States, with two requests: to visit Disneyland and to meet John Wayne, Hollywood's top box-office draw. Due to the Cold War tension and security concerns, he was famously denied an excursion to Disneyland.

Juan Perón is overthrown in a coup

In 1950, Argentina’s postwar export boom tapered off, and inflation and corruption grew. After being reelected in 1951, Peron became more conservative and repressive and seized control of the press to control criticism of his regime. As a result, in September 1955, the army and navy revolted, and Peron was forced to flee to Paraguay. In 1960, he settled in Spain.

Britain drops the gold standard, the pound lost 28%

Amid the Great Depression, the pound was worth a fixed amount compared to other currencies. The Bank of England was obligated to exchange gold for pounds at the specific rate. However, speculative attacks on the pound forced Britain to drop the standard. This caused investors to lose confidence in the pound, decreasing its value.

George Washington's Farewell Address is published

George Washington's Farewell Address is a letter written by the first President of the United States George Washington to "friends and fellow-citizens". It was originally published in David C. Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser in 1796 under the title "The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States".

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