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AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in a $85.4 billion deal

AT&T was interested in acquiring Time Warner, because it would gain significant holdings in the media industry. AT&T's competitor Comcast had previously acquired NBCUniversal in a similar offer to increase its media holdings.

Uber is exposed as "asshole culture"

Uber is a company that operates a car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers in New York were dissatisfied with low fares and unfair treatment by the company. Uber drivers are not employed directly by the company, however they work on a freelance basis and are called by customers as needed.

Kennedy announces blockade of Cuba

In a televised speech, Kennedy announced that the Soviet Union has placed nuclear weapons in Cuba and, in response, the United States will establish a military blockade to prevent further missiles from reaching Cuba. He demanded that the weapons already in Cuba should be dismantled and returned to the Soviet Union.

American forces suffer first casualties in Vietnam

U.S. military personnel suffer their first casualties in the Vietnam War when Americans are wounded in terrorist bombings. By the end of the Vietnam War, there were 58,220 U.S. military fatal casualties.

VW Type 1 prototype is taken out for its first test drive

The need for a two-door and four-passenger car was formulated by Adolf Hitler. Later, Porsche tested Type 60 prototypes designed by Erwin Komenda and Karl Rabe. A group of thirty W30 development models, produced for Porsche by Daimler-Benz, underwent 1,800,000 miles of further testing one year later.

Samuel Colt obtains the first patent for his iconic gun

An American Samuel Colt followed Elisha Collier who had a revolving flintlock patented in the United Kingdom. He traveled there as well and was issued his 1st patent. Later, he was also granted a U.S. patent for a revolving gun.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1964

Amit Shah

born 1734

Daniel Boone

born 1844

Louis Riel