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Michael Kors buys Italian brand Versace for $2.1 billion

Michael Kors announced that it offered a deal to buy Versace for 2 billion euros. In September of 2018 Versace announced that one hundred percent of all Blackstone and Versace family shares had been sold to the Group Michael Kors Limited.

'Alias Grace' premieres on Netflix

Alias Grace is a Canadian television miniseries directed by Mary Harron and written by Sarah Polley, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same name. It stars Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi, Kerr Logan, David Cronenberg, Paul Gross, and Anna Paquin.

'Young Sheldon' first airs on CBS

Young Sheldon is an American television comedy on CBS created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory and follows the character Sheldon Cooper at the age of nine, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.

FAST radio telescope starts to work

As of December 2018, it is the largest radio telescope ever built. The name means Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope. It also has a nickname: Tianyan ("The Eye of Heaven"). FAST has several scientific missions, for example pulsar observations, detection of interstellar molecules, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, etc.

Chicago overtakes Atlanta with the world's busiest airport

O'Hare International Airport is an international airport located on the far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles northwest of the Loop business district, operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering 7,627 acres. O'Hare has direct flights to 217 destinations in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

'Perfect Crime' celebrates its 10,000th performance

Perfect Crime is a 1987 murder mystery/thriller play by Warren Manzi. It tells the story of Margaret Thorne Brent, a Connecticut psychiatrist and potential cold-blooded killer who may have committed "the perfect crime." Perfect Crime is the longest-running play in New York City history, with over 12,000 performances.

Buddha Air Flight 103 crashes

Buddha Air Flight 103, a Beechcraft 1900D commuter aircraft, crashed near Lalitpur, Nepal, while attempting to land in poor weather at nearby Kathmandu Airport. All 19 passengers and crew on board were killed. The aircraft, operated by Buddha Air, was on a sightseeing flight to Mount Everest.

Broadway revival of 'Equus' opens

Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. Shaffer was inspired to write Equus when he heard of a crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town near Suffolk.


Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis

During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Carter performed a memorable dunk when he jumped over 7-foot-2-inch French center Frédéric Weis. Teammate Jason Kidd said it was "One of the best plays I've ever seen." The French media later dubbed it "le dunk de la mort". The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal that year and Carter led the team with 14.8 points per game.

'Walker, Texas Ranger' first airs on CBS

Walker, Texas Ranger is an American action crime television series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. It has been broadcast in over 100 countries.

Nirvana go to #1 on the UK album chart with 'In Utero'

In Utero is the third and final studio album by American rock band Nirvana, released by DGC Records. The song lyrics and album packaging largely incorporated medical imagery that conveyed frontman Kurt Cobain's outlook on his publicized personal life and his band's newfound fame.


Tennis star Jimmy Connors beats tennis star Martina Navratilova

Two matches commonly referred to as a "battle of the sexes" include a match held four months earlier in 1973 between Riggs and Margaret Court, over the best of three sets, and one in 1992 between Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova, over the best of three sets and hybrid rules favoring the female player, dubbed "The Battle of Champions".

Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham dies

After drinking heavily at rehearsals, Bonham fell asleep; someone took him to bed and placed him on his side. Led Zeppelin tour manager Benji LeFevre and John Paul Jones found him unresponsive the next afternoon. Bonham was later pronounced dead at 32 years old.

Webber's 'Evita' opens at the Broadway Theatre

Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.

Mid-air collision kills 153

Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 commercial airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft over San Diego, California in September 1978. It was Pacific Southwest Airlines' first fatal accident. Both aircraft crashed into North Park, a San Diego neighborhood.


The first modern Chicago Marathon

The first race was held in September 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. It is among the fastest growing marathon road races in the world, due in part to its largely fast and flat course which facilitates the pursuit of personal records and world record performances.

Skylab 3 crew lands

Skylab was an early space station made from 3rd stage of the Saturn V rocket. The crew flew to the station in the Apollo command and service module. Third crew of the station concluded various experiments in the areas of medicine and solar and Earth observations. The mission included three spacewalks.

Norway votes to reject European common market

A referendum on whether Norway should join the European Community was held on 25 September 1972. After a long period of heated debate, the "No" side won with 53.5 per cent of the vote. A 1994 referendum on entry into what had become the European Union also resulted in the rejection of membership.

'The Partridge Family' premieres on ABC television

The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones played a widowed mother, and Cassidy played the oldest of her five children who embarked on a music career. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family The Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The Temptations begin recording 'My Girl'

"My Girl" is a soul music song recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy record label. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations' first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson's inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson.

The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable goes into service

TAT-1, Transatlantic No., was the first transatlantic telephone cable system. Between 1955 and 1956, cable was laid between Gallanach Bay, near Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. It was inaugurated in 1956, initially carrying 36 telephone channels.


NHL grants franchises to Black Hawks and Red Wings

The NHL first expanded into the United States in 1924 with the founding of the Boston Bruins, and by 1926 consisted of ten teams in Ontario, Quebec, the Great Lakes region, and the Northeastern United States.

Bill of Rights is adopted in the US

In September 1789, Congress approved 12 articles of amendment to the Constitution, each consisting of one one-sentence paragraph, and submitted them to the states for ratification. Contrary to Madison's original proposal that the articles be incorporated into the main body of the Constitution, they were proposed as supplemental additions to it.

Philadelphia is occupied by British forces

In September Howe finally outmaneuvered Washington and marched into Philadelphia unopposed. Capture of the rebel capital did not bring the end to the rebellion as the British thought it would. In 18th Century warfare, it was normal that the side who captured the opposing force's capital city won the war. But the war was to continue for 6 more years, given the unconventional warfare tactics of the rebels at the time.

Battle of Stamford Bridge

The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England in 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada and the English king's brother Tostig Godwinson. Hardrada and Tostig along with most of the Norwegians were killed.

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