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Soyuz MS-10 launch failure

Shortly after liftoff, a launch vehicle boosters Soyuz-FG failed. The mission was to deliver the Soyuz MS-1 carrying American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin to the International Space Station. The rocket managed to safely crash-land.

Exploding cell phone

South Korean company Samsung stopped the production of its Note 7 phones after the complaints from customers. The cell phones were reported to spontaneously catch fire or explode. Note 7 phones were banned on board aircraft. Overheating and explosions were caused by the phone's battery.

Anheuser Busch finalizes $100B acquisition of SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev made the acquisition bid for SABMiller that would unite the world's two biggest beermakers and control about half the industry's profit. The deal, however, would need to go through several regulatory hurdles which would require certain operations to be spun off the group.

Rod Stewart is knighted by the Duke of Cambridge

Sir Roderick David Stewart, CBE is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for "services to music and charity".

Eureka Tower officially opens

Eureka Tower is a 297.3 m tall skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne in Australia. The project was designed by Melbourne architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Architects and was built by Grocon. It is the second tallest building in Australia, behind Q1 in Queensland.


72-years old Don Zimmer fights Pedro Martinez on the field

Don Zimmer was an American infielder, manager, and coach in MLB. Many fans know him for his conflict with Pedro Martínez when Zimmer ran at Martinez and Martinez threw Zimmer to the ground. Zimmer accepted responsibility for the altercation and was apologetic to his family and the Yankees.

Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection

The original Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection. The outcome was that within ten months, most of the business had been sold to Bank One's OEP. OEP Imaging Corporation then changed its name to Polaroid Holding Company. However, this new company operates using the name of its bankrupt predecessor, Polaroid Corporation.


Dennis Rodman returns from second longest NBA suspension

Dennis Rodman was involved in an incident during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. After tripping over cameraman Eugene Amos, Rodman kicked Amos in the groin. He ultimately paid Amos a 200,000 USD settlement, and the league suspended Rodman for 11 games without pay.

Elton John goes to #1 on the US singles chart

"Candle in the Wind 1997" is a song by Bernie Taupin and Elton John. In October it became John's ninth U.S. number one single, where it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks, and is the best-selling single in Billboard history, and was the first single certified Diamond in the U.S.


The NHL takes the sport to Tokyo

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Vancouver Canucks faced off in the first-ever regular season games in Japan. These historic matches in Tokyo were followed by NHL participation at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and contests in Greater Tokyo to kick off the 1998-99 and 2000-01 regular seasons.


Mario Lemieux makes his NHL debut

Lemieux's NHL debut was on October 11, 1984, and his final game took place in December 2005. His numerous ailments included spinal disc herniation, Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic tendinitis of a hip-flexor muscle, and chronic back pain so severe that other people had to tie his skates.

Mary Rose raised at Portsmouth, England

The wreck of the Mary Rose was discovered in 1971 and was raised in 1982 by the Mary Rose Trust in one of the most complex and expensive maritime salvage projects in history. The surviving section of the ship and thousands of recovered artefacts are of great value as a Tudor-era time capsule.

Pussycat start a four week run at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Mississippi" is a song by Dutch country pop band Pussycat. Its international success came in 1976 when it reached number one in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as number two in Australia, number 4 in Austria, and number six in Sweden. In South Africa, "Mississippi" was the highest-selling single of 1977.

Bill Clinton marries Hillary Rodham

Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton met in the Yale Law Library as they both were students of law. Few years later they bought a house together and then the wedding took place in their living room in a Methodist ceremony. Their only child Chelsea was born in 1980.

John Denver is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Annie's Song" is a folk-rock and country song recorded and written by singer-songwriter John Denver. It went to number one in the United Kingdom, where it was Denver's only major hit single (many of Denver's American hits were more familiar in the UK through cover versions by other artists). Four years later, an instrumental version also became flutist James Galway's only major British hit.

Birkin and Gainsbourg are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Je t'aime… moi non plus" is a 1967 song written by Serge Gainsbourg for Brigitte Bardot. In 1969, Gainsbourg recorded the most well-known version with Jane Birkin. The duet reached number one in the UK, and number two in Ireland, but was banned in several countries due to its overly sexual content.

The first Apollo crew is in Space

Apollo 7 was launched from Cape Kennedy. The spacecraft spent nearly 11 days in space. Astronauts mainly tested spacecraft systems and various maneuvers, like Lunar Module rendezvous and docking. The mission was a technical success, but there was a tension between astronauts and ground control, sometimes called mutiny in space.

'The Highwaymen' are at #1 on the UK singles chart

The American folk quintet the Highwaymen had a #1 hit in 1961 on both the pop and easy listening charts in the U.S. with their version, first recorded and released in 1960; this recording also went to #1 in the United Kingdom. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song of 1961.

Prokofiev's' Symphony No. 7' premieres

Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, was completed in 1952, the year before his death. It is his last symphony. Most of the symphony is emotionally restrained, nostalgic and melancholy in mood, including the ending of the Vivace final movement.

Prokofiev's 'Symphony No. 6' premieres

The symphony, written as an elegy of the tragedies of World War II, has often been regarded as the darker twin to the victorious Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major. The symphony was condemned in 1948 by the Soviet government under the second Zhdanov decree for not conforming to party lines, but it was favourably received among critics.

San Fermín earthquake

The 1918 San Fermín earthquake, also known as the Puerto Rico earthquake of 1918, struck the island of Puerto Rico. The earthquake measured 7.1 on the moment magnitude scale and IX on the Mercalli intensity scale. The mainshock epicenter occurred off the northwestern coast of the island, somewhere along the Puerto Rico Trench.

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