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Gun attack at Crimea college kills 19

The Kerch Polytechnic College massacre was a school shooting and bomb attack that occurred in Kerch, Crimea. 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov shot and killed twenty people and wounded 70 others before committing suicide. The attack was the greatest loss of life in school violence in the former Soviet Union since the 2004 Beslan school siege.

The recreational use of cannabis is legalized in Canada

The Cannabis Act is the law which legalized recreational cannabis use nationwide in Canada in combination with its companion legislation Bill C-46, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code. The law is a milestone in the legal history of cannabis in Canada, alongside the 1923 prohibition.

US Airways makes the final flight

US Airways ceased to exist when the Federal Aviation Administration granted a single operating certificate for US Airways and American Airlines. To the public, the airlines appeared to merge. Flight 1939 took off from Philadelphia International Airport as US Airways Flight 1939 but returned back as American Airlines Flight 1939.

Closest exoplanet is found

Astronomers claimed to find a planet orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system. It is the closest star system to the Sun. It is composed from three stars: Alpha Centauri A, B and C. The proposed planet was to orbit Alpha Centauri B. It was named Alpha Centauri Bb. Its existence was however disproved in 2016.

'Kinky Boots' opens its world premiere

A Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein premiered in the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Its Broadway did not come until roughly half a year later at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The Chicago opening was described as “sentimental and modestly scaled” production by Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones.


One of the most curious goal in Premier league

Sunderland won the match against the Liverpool thanks to a curious goal, scored by Darren Bent. His shot was deflected by a beach ball is thrown onto the playing field by a fan. Jeff Winder, a main referee of the match decided the goal should stand, even though it was influenced from the outside, which is against the rules.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie announce that their divorce

Madonna, commonly referred to as the Queen of Pop and her second husband, English filmmaker Guy Ritchie announced their divorce due to irreconcilable differences. The couple had been married since their wedding in 2000 at Skibo Castle in Scotland. The divorce settlement between the two granted Ritchie between £50-60 million.

The first Israeli minister is assassinated in a terrorist attack

Israel's tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi was assassinated at the former Hyatt Hotel in Jerusalem by a squad of Palestinians acting on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine militant organization. Ze'evi was the first Israeli minister to be assassinated since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.


Patrick Roy becomes the winningest goaltender in NHL

Patrick Ray is a former Canadian hockey goaltender, regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. He played 11 years for Montreal Canadiens and 8 more for Colorado Avalanche. It was with Colorado when he became the goaltender with the highest number of won matches in the NHL history.

Earthquake rocks San Francisco killing 63 people

The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California with a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX. It caused 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. Thanks to the TV coverage of the World Series, it was the 1st major earthquake in the U.S. that was broadcast live on national television.

The only group have a UK #1 single in each of the 3 decades

The release of a single “You Win Again” performed by Bee Gees marked the group’s comeback. It peaked at No. 1 in many European countries, including the UK. It was their first UK No. 1 single in over 8 years. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, with several of them reaching No. 1 in the 60s and 70s. During their career, The Bee Gees reached UK #1 five times.

A revival of 'True West' opens at the Cherry Lane Theatre

True West, written by Sam Shepard is a play that tells the story of two estranged brothers who have reconnected and the rivalry between them. The play opened Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, where it ran for nearly 2 years and had 762 performances. In the next year, True west became a finalist for the Pulitzer Drama Prize.

Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She received the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which takes care of socially excluded groups and people.

OPEC states declare oil embargo

The members of the OPEC announced an oil embargo on nations that supported Israel during the Yom Kippur War. The price of oil rose from US$3 per barrel to nearly $12. The embargo was followed by an oil crisis with many effects on global politics and economy.

'I'll Be There' starts a five-week rutn at #1

The soul song “I’ll Be There” was recorded by The Jackson 5 and subsequently released by Motown Records as the first single from their Third Album. During the course of several weeks, it climbed up on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 1. The song showed audiences that the group had potential beyond bubblegum pop.


Tommie Smith and John Carlos are stripped of their medals

The Olympics Black Power salute was a political demonstration conducted by African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised a black-gloved fist, during their medal ceremony Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Smith said that the gesture was not a Black Power salute, but human rights salute.

Manfred Mann go to #1 on the US singles chart

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” was originally recorded by the American vocal group The Exciters. Soon after its release, it was covered by British band Manfred Mann. Their version peaked at No. 1 in the UK singles chart for 2 weeks. It also climbed to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100, staying at No. 1 for 2 weeks as well.

Paris police massacre more than 200 Algerians

The Paris massacre occurred during the Algerian War. Demonstration of 30,000 Algerian supporters of National Liberation Front, that fought against pro-France Algerians and the rival Algerian nationalist organization, was attacked by the French National Police.

'Jailhouse Rock', starring rock’n’roll sensation Elvis Presley, premieres

Jailhouse Rock is an American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley. Distributed by MGM and dramatized by Guy Trosper from a story written by Nedrick Young, the film is about a young man sentenced to prison for manslaughter who is mentored in music by his prison cellmate who realizes his musical abilities.


'The chess Game of the Century'

The Game of the Century is a famous chess game that was won by the 13-year-old future world champion Bobby Fischer against Donald Byrne in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City in 1956.

Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States

Einstein returned to the US and took up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, noted for having become a refuge for scientists fleeing Nazi Germany. At the time, most American universities, including Harvard and Yale, had minimal or no Jewish faculty or students, as a result of their Jewish quotas, which lasted until the late 1940s.

Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison

He was the boss of the Chicago Outfit gang, yet he was arrested and sentenced to a year in prison on a weapons charge. After the massacre on Saint Valentine, the government called for action. Short after Capone was release he was indicted for tax evasion and sent to Atlanta which at the time hosted America’s most notorious prisoners.

Chekhov's 'The Seagull' opens at St. Petersburg

Anton Chekhov, a Russian dramatist considered to be among the best writers of short fiction wrote a play “The Seagull”. It is considered to be the 1st of his major plays. The story dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between 4 main characters. It premiered in Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Kepler's Nova is observed for the first time

SN 1604, also known as Kepler's Supernova, Kepler's Nova or Kepler's Star, was a supernova of Type Ia that occurred in the Milky Way, in the constellation Ophiuchus. Appearing in 1604, it is the most recent supernova in our own galaxy to have been unquestionably observed by the naked eye, occurring no farther than 6 kiloparsecs or about 20,000 light-years from Earth.

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René Ronsil