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Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane are at #1 in the US singles chart

"Black Beatles" is a song by American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. It was released by EarDrummers and Interscope Records as the third single from their second studio album SremmLife 2. The song features guest vocals from American rapper Gucci Mane and is produced by Mike Will Made It.

Dubai asks for debt restructuring

In response to the government announced moratorium of Dubai World's debts, both Moody's and Standard & Poor's Investors Services heavily downgraded the debt of various Dubai government-related entities with interests in property, utilities, commercial operations, and commodities trading.

Chris Brown is at #1 in the US singles chart

"Run It!" is the debut single recorded by American recording artist Chris Brown. It was written and produced by Scott Storch and Sean Garrett for his debut studio album, Chris Brown. It features rap verses from American rapper Juelz Santana. Commercially, the song peaked inside the top ten in six countries and the top twenty in the other four.

G. W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes

As Secretary of State for Florida, Katherine Harris certified the victory of George W. Bush over Al Gore. The election between the Republican and the Democratic candidate was very close in Florida because they were separated by 537 votes only.


Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

Dan Marino playing as a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins set a record with his 343rd touchdown, a 6-yard pass to Keith Byars in a game at Indianapolis. The previous record of 342 touchdowns was held by Frank Tarkenton.


Eric Cantona joins Manchester United from Leeds United for £1.2 million

Cantona left Leeds for Manchester United for £1.2 million in 1992. He made his first appearance for Manchester United in a friendly match against Benfica in Lisbon to mark Eusébio's 50th birthday, wearing the number 10 shirt.

World's greatest robbery of gold worth 25m pounds

The Brink's-Mat robbery at the Heathrow International Trading Estate saw a record £26 million worth of gold bullion, diamonds and cash stolen from a warehouse. The bullion was the property of Johnson Matthey Bankers Ltd. Many of the robbery gang were convicted, but the majority of the gold has never been recovered.

Sex Pistols release their debut single

"Anarchy in the U.K." is a song by the English punk rock band the Sex Pistols. It was released as the band's debut single and was later featured on their album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. "Anarchy in the U.K." is number 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Cream play their farewell concert

Cream played 2 final shows with both shows selling out within two hours of the box office opening. The opening acts for the concert were future progressive rock stars Yes who were just starting out and Taste, an Irish trio led by Rory Gallagher.

The first modern 3-D movie premieres in Hollywood

Bwana Devil is a 1952 U.S. adventure B movie written, directed, and produced by Arch Oboler and stars Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, and Nigel Bruce. Bwana Devil is based on the true story of the Tsavo maneaters and filmed with the Natural Vision 3D system.

The first polaroid camera is sold

The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture. Polaroid Corporation pioneered consumer friendly instant cameras and film and was followed by various other manufacturers.

President Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing

On this day in 1942, gasoline rationing began in 17 Eastern states as an attempt to help the American war effort during World War II. By the end of the year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had ensured that mandatory gasoline rationing was in effect in all 50 states.

'Casablanca' premieres in New York City

Casablanca's story is about an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and be helping her and her husband escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and won 3 Academy Awards, Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay.

Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's tomb

Archaeologist Howard Carter pierced second of the two doors of the King Tutankhamun’s tomb. He saw a glimpse of the Antechamber. It contained around seven hundred objects. They were in a state of chaos, because of the two robberies in antiquity. Although the tomb was robbed twice, it still contained most of its treasures.


The National Hockey League is organized

The National Hockey League was organized at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal after the suspension of operations of its predecessor organization, the National Hockey Association, which had been founded in 1909 in Renfrew, Ontario. The NHL immediately took the NHA's place as one of the leagues that contested for the Stanley Cup.

'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is published

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

James Cook visits Sandwich Islands

Cook made a final sweep across the South Atlantic from Cape Horn and surveyed, mapped, and took possession for Britain of South Georgia, which had been explored by the English merchant Anthony de la Roché in 1675. Cook also discovered and named Clerke Rocks and the South Sandwich Islands.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1962

Chuck Finley

born 1975

DJ Khaled

born 1939

Tina Turner