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2018

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin

Joshua and Povetkin will fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles at Wembley Stadium in London. Povetkin was the WBA champion from 2011 to 2013 and is now the WBA's mandatory challenger, meaning Joshua has to fight him or face being stripped of his title. Both are former Olympic champions.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. The museum opened in 2017. It is located in the V&A Waterfront, on the banks of Table Bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

2017

Curry says he doesn't want to attend White House visit

Stephen Curry said his beliefs were "cemented even further about how things in our country are going" after President Donald Trump that the Golden State Warriors are not welcome at the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.

Yahoo confirms the first data breach

Yahoo! reported the first data breach to the public, believing that the hackers obtained data from over 500 million accounts. The breach had taken place sometime by the end of 2014. The stolen data included account names, email addresses, phone numbers, births, passwords and security questions with answers.

Avatar becomes the top-grossing film

Avatar, marketed as James Cameron's Avatar, is a 2009 American epic science fiction film. During its theatrical run, the film broke several box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as in the United States and Canada, surpassing Cameron's Titanic, which had held those records for twelve years.

Brazilian real falls to its all-time low

The broad strengthening of the US currency led to the Brazilian real falling to its all-time low, going above 4 real to the dollar. During the year, real has lost about 34% of its value against the dollar, resulting in its place among the worst-performing currencies. The economy suffered from a crisis caused by a corruption scandal.

Haze crisis in Indonesia left Singapore covered in smog

The 2015 Southeast Asian haze was an air pollution crisis affecting several countries in Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. It was caused by forest fires resulting from illegal slash-and-burn practices, principally on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan.

"Gotham" first airs on FOX

Gotham is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on characters published by DC Comics and appearing in the Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon, while Heller executive produces, along with Danny Cannon, who also directed the pilot.

Chinese Alibaba raises $25 billion in the biggest ever IPO

Alibaba Group is a Chinese multinational conglomerate, with operations in over 200 countries, boosted their deal size by 15% and claimed the title for the largest global IPO ever. Alibaba’s IPO surpassed that of the Agricultural Bank of China from 2010, which raised $22.1 billion in its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Hong Kong braces for the impact of Typhoon Usagi

Typhoon Usagi, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Odette, was a violent tropical cyclone which affected Taiwan, the Philippines, China, and Hong Kong in September 2013. Usagi was the fourth typhoon and the nineteenth tropical storm in the basin.

Ferrante's "The Story of a New Name" is published

Following 'My Brilliant Friend', this title features the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery.

The 150th episode of Grey's Anatomy airs on ABC

The sinkhole crisis continues while Meredith and Derek maintain the rocky state of their relationship, which becomes a concern for the adoption counselor. Cristina makes a decision regarding her unplanned pregnancy and Alex realizes that he is the outcast after revealing Meredith's dishonesty.

Dark Souls is released

Dark Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. A spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, the game is the second installment in the Souls series. It takes place in the fictional kingdom of Lordran, where players assume the role of a cursed undead who begins a pilgrimage to discover his fate.

Rihanna and Calvin Harris release "We Found Love"

"We Found Love" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk. It was written and produced by, and features Scottish DJ Calvin Harris; the song was also featured on his third album 18 Months.

Gabaldon's "An Echo in the Bone" is published

An Echo in the Bone is the seventh book in the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Centered on time-traveling 20th-century doctor Claire Randall and her 18th century Scottish Highlander warrior husband Jamie Fraser, the books contain elements of historical fiction, romance, adventure and science fiction/fantasy.

F-14 Tomcat retires from the U. S. Navy

Tomcat was an iconic aircraft designed with combat experience against Soviet MiG fighters during the Vietnam War in mind. I was a two-seater capable of Mach 2,3 speed. Tomcat had a variable-geometry wing. It served as the U.S. Navy's primary air superiority fighter. Its Soviet counterpart was MIG-23 Flogger.

"Veronica Mars" first airs on UPN

Veronica Mars is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the eponymous character In each episode, Veronica solves a different stand-alone case while working to solve a more complex mystery.

"Lost" first airs on NBC

Lost is an American drama television series that originally aired on the ABC from 2004 to 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes. The show follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner crash, flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean.

British voters take to streets over fox hunts

Fox hunting with hounds, as a formalized activity, originated in England in the 16th century, in a form very similar to that practiced until February 2005, when a law banning the activity in England and Wales came into force. A ban on hunting in Scotland had been passed in 2002, but it continues to be within the law in Northern Ireland and several other countries.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is released

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is a survival horror game developed by Capcom and released for the PlayStation in 1999. It is the third installment in the Resident Evil series and takes place around the events of Resident Evil 2. The story follows Jill Valentine and her efforts to escape from a city infected with a biological weapon.

Diana Ross is arrested on Concorde

The 55-year-old singer was detained for nearly five hours before she was allowed to go without being charged. The arrest followed a complaint from a member of the airport's staff that she was assaulted as she attempted a body search on Miss Ross in the security area at Terminal Four.

Bentalha massacre

At the village of Bentalha, about 15 km south of Algiers, more than 200 villagers ,according to Amnesty International, were killed by armed guerrillas. The number of deaths reported ranged from 85 to 400.

Alaska Boeing E-3 Sentry accident

The aircraft, serial number 77-0354 with callsign Yukla 27, hit birds on departure from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, United States. With the loss of thrust from both of the left engines the aircraft crashed into a wooded area less than a mile from the end of the runway.

"Friends" first airs on NBC

The Pilot, also known as "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate" and “The First One”, was the pilot episode of the American situation comedy series Friends premiered on NBC in 1994. It was written by series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and directed by James Burrows.

Space Shuttle Discovery lands

It was the 50th shuttle mission. The flight featured the deployment of ACTS and SPAS-ORFEUS satellites. The latter was equipped with IMAX camera, which captured a footage of Discovery in space. The mission also included spacewalk as a training for Hubble Space Telescope servicing flight planned later during the year.

Bryan Adams makes chart history

"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" was an enormous chart success internationally, particularly in the UK, where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart. It went on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide, making it Adams' most successful song and one of the best-selling singles of all time.

"Baywatch" first airs on NBC

Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was cancelled after its first season on NBC, but survived through syndication and later became the most-watched television show in the world.

1987

NFL players go on strike for 24 days

A 24-day players' strike was called after Week 2. The games that were scheduled for the third week of the season were canceled, reducing the 16-game season to 15, but the games for Weeks 4, 5 and 6 were played with replacement players, after which the union voted to end the strike.

"ALF" first airs on NBC

ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990. The title character is Gordon Shumway, a sarcastic, friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF, an acronym for Alien Life Form, who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family. ALF was performed by puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett.

The Iran-Iraq war begins

The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between Iran and Iraq, beginning in September 1980, when Iraq invaded Iran and ending in August 1988, when Iran accepted the UN-brokered ceasefire. Iraq wanted to replace Iran as the dominant Persian Gulf state and was worried that the 1979 Iranian Revolution would lead Iraq's Shi'ite majority to rebel against the Ba'athist government.

President Ford survives second assassination attempt

Moore's assassination attempt of US president Gerald Ford took place in San Francisco in September just 17 days after Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme's attempted assassination of Ford. She was standing in the crowd across the street from the St. Francis Hotel and was about 40 feet away from Ford when she fired a single shot at him with a .38 caliber revolver.

Swearing in ceremony of Kissinger

In 1973, Henry Kissinger became the U.S. Secretary of State. For his actions negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger also received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial circumstances, with two members of the committee resigning in protest. Kissinger later sought, unsuccessfully, to return the prize after the ceasefire failed.

Herman's Hermits are at #1

"I'm into Something Good" is a song composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and made famous by Herman's Hermits. The song was originally recorded by Cookies member Earl-Jean on Colpix Records in 1964. It entered the Cash Box Top 100 charts in the US and spent 8 weeks there, reaching a high of number 42.

"Fiddler on the Roof" opens on Broadway

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical based on a book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives.

Elvis Presley gives one last press conference

In 1958, Presley was drafted into the U.S. Army as a private at Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith, Arkansas. His arrival was a major media event. Hundreds of people descended on Presley as he stepped from the bus; photographers then accompanied him into the fort. Presley announced that he was looking forward to his military stint.

ITV goes live for the first time

ITV is the biggest and most popular commercial TV channel in the UK. Since its launch, the ITV have contended with BBC One for the status of the UK’s most watched TV channel. At the time of its launch, it was known nationally as Independent Television. Local names were decided by the regional branding of the local ITV operator.

1920

Grand jury is convened to investigate 8 White Sox players

The rumors dogged the White Sox throughout the 1920 season as they battled the Cleveland Indians for the American League pennant, and stories of corruption touched players on other clubs as well. At last, in September 1920, a grand jury was convened to investigate; Eddie Cicotte confessed to his participation in the scheme to the grand jury later that month.

National Geographic Magazine is published

The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published in September 1888, 9 months after the Society was founded. It was initially a scholarly journal sent to 165 charter members and nowadays it reaches the hands of 40 million people each month.

Wagner's "The Rhinegold" is heard for the first time

The Rhinegold, WWV 86A, is the first of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung. It was performed, as a single opera, at the National Theatre Munich in 1869, and received its first performance as part of the Ring cycle at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, in 1876.

Lincoln sets a deadline to free all slaves

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued in September 1862 declared free the slaves in 10 states not under Union control, with exemptions specified for areas already under Union control in 2 states. Lincoln spent the next 100 days preparing the army and the nation for emancipation, while Democrats rallied their voters in the 1862 off-year elections by warning of the threat freed slaves posed to northern whites.

The first British "Prime Minister" lives at 10 Downing Street

George II offered this home to Walpole as a gift in 1732, but Walpole accepted it only as the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, taking up his residence there in 1735. His immediate successors did not always reside in Number 10 but the home has nevertheless become established as the official residence of the Prime Minister.

Switzerland becomes an independent state

The Treaty of Basel was an armistice following the Battle of Dornach, concluding the Swabian War, fought between the Swabian League and the Old Swiss Confederacy. In 19th-century Swiss historiography, the treaty was presented as an important step towards de facto independence of the Swiss Confederacy from the Holy Roman Empire.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1956

Doria Ragland

died 1961

Marion Davies