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Super League Grand Final is held

The 2018 Super League Grand Final was the championship-deciding game of the 2018 Super League season. It was be held at Old Trafford in Manchester. The final was contested by Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, the third time the two sides have met in the Grand Final with previous meetings in 2013 and 2016 being won by Wigan.

"Heisenberg" opens on Broadway

Heisenberg is a play by English playwright Simon Stephens. It opened off-Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club production at New York City Center, under the direction of Mark Brokaw. The production transferred to Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Both productions starred Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt.

Job Simulator is released for PS4

Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is a virtual reality simulation video game developed and published by Owlchemy Labs for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4, in which players participate in comical approximations of real-world jobs. Job Simulator was the first game announced for the SteamVR device.

Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

In 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song traditionAn American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, known for his songs such as Blowin' in the Wind or Like a Rolling Stone, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".


Lamar Odom is hospitalized after being found unconscious

Lamard Odom was hospitalized after being discovered unconscious at a brothel in Crystal, Nevada. He was in a coma and placed on life support in a hospital in Las Vegas for a few days before regaining consciousness. He had also suffered several strokes and kidney failure.

"The Mountaintop" opens on Broadway

The Mountaintop is a play by American playwright Katori Hall. It is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination. The play premiered on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, with Samuel L. Jackson making his Broadway debut.

Maroon 5 are on the top 10 of the UK singles chart

"Moves like Jagger" is a song by American band Maroon 5 featuring singer Christina Aguilera. Moves like Jagger" was well received by music critics, who praised the song's chorus. Praise also went to the vocals of Levine and Aguilera, with critics pointing out solid chemistry between the two.

Chilean miners are rescued after 69 days underground

33 men who were trapped 700 meters underground and 5 kilometers from the entrance at the San José copper-gold mine located in the Atacama Desert were rescued after 69 days. Almost all men were in good medical condition with no long-term physical effects.

Starr says that he no longer has time to sign autographs

After years of fulfilling his duty as a music legend by faithfully returning fan mail and singing memorabilia, Ringo Starr has put his foot down. His days of "signing stuff" are no more, and the former Beatles drummer has even posted a video explaining this aloof new policy on his website.

Dead Space is released

Dead Space is a science fiction survival horror video game developed by EA Redwood Shores. The game puts the player in control of an engineer named Isaac Clarke who fights Necromorphs, monstrous reanimated human corpses, aboard an interstellar mining ship, the USG Ishimura.

Microsoft releases Windows 95

Windows 95 is an operating system, which merged Microsoft's formerly separate MS-DOS and Windows products. Newly, it featured the graphical user interface. It moved from a mainly co-operatively multi-tasked 16-bit architecture to a 32-bit preemptive multitasking architecture.

Final cut for UK coal

Crippled by rising imports of foreign coal and falling demand for its own product among utilities, British Coal announced that it would close 31 of its remaining 50 mines and lay off 31,000 miners, nearly three-quarters of the industry's dwindling work force.

Dolphins for Uncle Sam

First military use of dolphins by US Navy. Contrary to the common belief, navy does not use dolphins for suicide missions to destroy enemy ships (they can’t recognize friendly vessels from the enemy). Dolphins can look for mines and mark their location to people. They can also look for unauthorized swimmers or recovery equipment lost in water.

Father of the transistor dies

American physicist Walter Brattain invented the transistor in 1947, together with John Bardeen and William Shockley, in Bell Labs. Their invention opened the door to modern computers and other electronic devices. Brattain's main field of scientific interest was the physics of surface states.

Wonder starts a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"I Just Called to Say I Love You" is a ballad written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder. It remains Wonder's best-selling single to date, having topped a record 19 charts. The song was the lead single from the 1984 soundtrack album The Woman in Red, and scored number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.


Former Udinese and Italy striker Antonio Di Natale is born

Antonio "Totò" Di Natale is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a forward. After being a member of the Empoli youth side since 1994, Di Natale started his professional career with the Empoli senior side in 1996, and remained with the club until 2004, aside from brief loan spells with Iperzola, Varese and Viareggio.

Ebola is photographed

American virologist Frederick A. Murphy took first electron micrograph of Ebola virus particle. The first ever recorded epidemic of the disease started in June of the same year. It killed 151 people. The Ebola virus particle has between 800 to 1000 nanometres. The disease starts with fewer, muscular pain and sore throat.

TV host Ed Sullivan dies

In early September 1974, X-rays revealed that Sullivan had an advanced growth of esophageal cancer. Doctors gave him very little time to live, and the family chose to keep the diagnosis secret from him. Sullivan, still believing his ailment to be yet another complication from a long-standing battle with gastric ulcers, died five weeks later.

Intel goes IPO at a price of $23.50 a share

Intel was founded by Gordon E. Moore, Robert Noyce, Andy Grove and Arthur Rock who helped them find investors, while Max Palevsky was on the board from an early stage. The total initial investment in Intel was $2.5 million convertible debentures and $10,000 from Rock. Just 2 years later, Intel became a public company via IPO, raising $6.8 million.

Welsh singer Paul Potts is born

Paul Robert Potts is a British tenor. In 2007, he won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent with his performance of "Nessun dorma", an aria from Puccini's opera Turandot. As a singer of operatic pop music, Potts recorded the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in thirteen countries.


American Basketball Association debuts

The original American Basketball Association was a major-league professional basketball league. The most titles in ABA were won by Indiana Pacers. ABA used a red, white and blue ball, while NBA used traditional orange ball. In 1967 ABA merged with NBA.

The Who release "My Generation"

The song was released as a single, reaching No. 2 in the UK, The Who's highest charting single in their home country and No. 74 in America. "My Generation" also appeared on The Who's 1965 debut album, My Generation (The Who Sings My Generation in the United States), and in greatly extended form on their live album Live at Leeds.


The Ultimate Walk-Off

An American former MLB player for Pittsburgh Pirates Bill Mazeroski is known for his walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 against the Yankees and he is the only Game 7 walk-off homer in the World Series history.

American musician Sammy Hagar is born

Samuel Roy Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur. Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose. He afterwards launched a successful solo career, scoring an enduring hit in 1984 with "I Can't Drive 55".

Chocolate magnate dies

American entrepreneur Milton Hershey innovated the process of caramel production by using fresh milk. He started firs candy shop in 1976. In 1903 he built the largest chocolate company ever. Hershey Company supplied US army with special chocolate bars in World War 2. They had unpleasant taste for the soldiers not to eat them.

Italy declares war on its former Axis partner Germany

The government of Italy declared war on Germany and joined the Allies. Pietro Badoglio began negotiations with General Eisenhower regarding a conditional surrender of Italy to the Allies. As a response, Germany proceeded with an occupation of Italy.

Singer Paul Simon is born

Paul Frederic Simon is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades, with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel.

Singer Chris Farlowe is born

Chris Farlowe is an English rock, blues and soul singer. He is best known for his hit single "Out of Time", which rose to #1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1966, and his association with Colosseum and the Thunderbirds. Outside his music career, Farlowe collects war memorabilia.

Margaret Thatcher is born

Margaret Hilda Thatcher was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the Iron Lady, a nickname that became associated with her.

Construction of the White House begins

With the laying of the cornerstone, the construction of White House began. It was built largely by enslaved and free African-American laborers but also by immigrants. The construction took eight years to complete and cost of $232,372.

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