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The series finale of 'Daredevil'

The third season of the American web television series Daredevil, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, follows Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. When Wilson Fisk is released from prison, Murdock must decide between hiding from the world or embracing his life as a hero vigilante.

'Halloween' is released in the US

Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while disregarding the continuity of the previous sequels.

Life on Earth

A group of Scientists led by Elizabeth Bell found evidence that life likely existed on Earth at least 4.1 billion years ago. That was 300 million years earlier than previous research suggested. The discovery indicates that life may have begun shortly after the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago.

Leadenhall building is officially opened

122 Leadenhall Street, also known as the Leadenhall Building is a skyscraper in London that is 225 meters tall. It was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; it is known informally as the Cheesegrater because of its distinctive wedge shape similar to that of the kitchen utensil with the same name.

Snapchat releases its first paid advertisement

Snapchat's first ad came from Universal Pictures previewing its movie Ouija. The ad was sent to Recent Updates feed along with possibility of not displaying it. The ad played when users pressed their screens, was marked as advertisement and available to play more than once.

Buenos Aires train crash

The Buenos Aires train crash occurred in 2013 when a passenger train failed to stop at a terminal station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, injuring 105 people. As of October 2013, the causes of the accident were under investigation.

'My Brilliant Friend' by Elena Ferrante is published

The Neapolitan Novels is a 4-part series by the Italian novelist Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein and published by Europa Editions. My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece it is a rich, intense and generous-hearted story about 2 friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante's inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation.

Rock musical 'Memphis' opens on Broadway

Directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, the Broadway production of Memphis began previews at the Shubert Theatre. The cast included many of the cast members from the pre-Broadway productions, including Chad Kimball as Huey Calhoun and Montego Glover as Felicia Farrell.

Saddam Hussein goes on trial for crimes against humanity

The Trial of Saddam Hussein was the trial of the deposed President of Iraq Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi Interim Government for crimes against humanity during his time in office. Critics viewed the trial as a sham that did not meet international standards on the right to a fair trial.

Fire sweeps through Oakland hills burning thousands of homes

On this day, a fire begins in the hills of Oakland, California. The winds were so intense and the area was so dry that within an hour close to 800 buildings were on fire. 25 people had lost their lives, 150 people were injured and 3,000 homes and 1,500 acres had been consumed. The total tally of damages was $1.5 billion.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points

Stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. In Australia and New Zealand is it referred as Black Tuesday because of the time zone difference.

'Take On Me' by A-ha becomes #1 in the US

"Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha, first released in 1984. The self-composed original version was produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums.

The Yardbirds arrive in New York for their first US tour

The Yardbirds are an English rock band. The band's core lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. The band is known for starting the careers of three of rock's most famous guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

Helen Shapiro is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Walkin' Back to Happiness" is a 1961 single by Helen Shapiro. The song was written by John Schroeder and Mike Hawker. It was number one in the UK for three weeks but only reached #100 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Shapiro's only US chart appearance. The single sold over a million copies and earned Helen Shapiro a golden disc.


The first NHL player to score 500 goals

Maurice “Rocket” Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL player to score 500 goals in his career when he slaps a 20-foot shot past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Glenn Hall. Richard was one of the most consistent and intimidating goal-scorers in pro hockey history.


The Glasgow derby ends in a record score-line

Officially, the largest margin of victory in matches between the Glasgow clubs was achieved in the final of the Scottish League Cup, when Celtic shocked the reigning Scottish League champions and short-odds favorites by producing an irresistible display of attacking football at Hampden Park that resulted in a 7-1 win.

Marlon Brando makes his Broadway debut

In 1944, Marlon made it to Broadway in the bittersweet drama I Remember Mama, playing the son of Mady Christians. The Lunts wanted Brando to play the role of Alfred Lunt's son in O Mistress Mine, and Lunt even coached him for his audition, but Brando's reading during the audition was so desultory that they couldn't hire him. New York Drama Critics voted him "Most Promising Young Actor".

First Battle of Ypres begins

The First Battle of Ypres was a battle of the First World War, fought on the Western Front around Ypres, in West Flanders, Belgium. The battles at Ypres began at the end of the Race to the Sea, reciprocal attempts by the German and Franco-British armies to advance past the northern flank of their opponents.

Scientific revolution begins

German physicist Max Planck discovered his law of blackbody radiation. A blackbody is an idealized physical body which does not reflect any radiation. It only emits its own radiation. Planck's law describes a frequency of this radiation at a given temperature. He had to assume that radiation is emitted in small chunks, called quanta. This started the quantum revolution in physics.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1960

Avram Glazer

born 1966

Jon Favreau