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Pink releases album 'Beautiful Trauma'

Beautiful Trauma is the seventh studio album by American singer Pink. It was released by RCA Records after a 5 year hiatus from music. The album's release was preceded by the release of the first single, "What About Us". It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

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".

'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.


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.

Madhya Pradesh stampede

During the Hindu festival of Navratri in Ratangarh, Madhia Pradesh, a bridge collapsed under the weight of 25,000 people. 115 died and 110 more were injured.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Lufthansa's jet is hijacked

Four members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine shot the captain of Boeing 737 of the Lufthansa Airlines and hijacked the airplane. Government of West Germany organized the Operation Feuerzauber, during which the task force under the command of Ulrich Wenger freed all 86 passengers and 4 crew members. Three terrorists were killed.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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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