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1960–Lloyd Price headlines “The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960,” a concert at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. Missouri. It also features Clyde McPhatter, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Lavern Baker, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Jones, Sammy Turner, and Joe Turner.

BC 495–A newly constructed temple in honor of the god Mercury is dedicated in ancient Rome on the Circus Maximus, between the Aventine and Palatine hills. To spite the senate and the consuls, the people awarded the dedication to a senior military officer, Marcus Laetorius.

221–Liu Bei, Chinese warlord, proclaims himself Emperor of Shu Han, the successor of the Han Dynasty.

392–Emperor Valentinian II is assassinated while advancing into Gaul against the Frankish usurper Arbogast, at age 21. He is found hanging in his residence at Vienne.

589–King Authari marries Theodelinda, daughter of the Bavarian duke Garibald I.

884–Pope Marinus I, (882-884), dies in Rome, Papal States.

908–The three-year-old Constantine VII, the son of Emperor Leo VI the Wise, is crowned as co-Emperor of the Byzantine Empire by Patriarch Euthymius I at Constantinople.

1036–Emperor Go-Ichijo of Japan dies in Seiryo Den in Dairi, Heian Kyo (Kyoto), at age 29.

1174–Nur ad-Din, King of Syria (1146-1174), dies at age 56.

1252–Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad extirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.

1397–Korean King, Sejong the Great, is born in Hanseong, Kingdom of Joseon (present-day Seoul, South Korea).

1470–Charles VIII of Sweden dies at Stockholm Castle in Stockholm, Sweden.

1525–Insurgent peasants, led by Anabaptist pastor, Thomas Müntzer, are defeated at the Battle of Frankenhausen, ending the German Peasants' War in the Holy Roman Empire.

1536–Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stands trial in London on charges of treason, adultery, and incest. She is condemned to death by a specially-selected jury.

1565–Architect, Henrick de Keyser, is born. He was the master builder of Amsterdam.

1567–Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell. He is her third husband.

1567–Composer, Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi, is born in Cremona, Italy.

1602–Cape Cod is discovered by English navigator, Bartholomew Gosnold.

1610–Louis XIII is appointed King of France.

1618–Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion

1621–Architect, Henrick de Keyser, dies at age 56. He was Amsterdam's master builder.

1648–The Treaty of Westphalia is signed in the cities of Osnabrück and Münster, effectively ending the European wars of religion.

1700–Minister, John Hale, dies in Salem Village, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at age 63. He was the Puritan pastor of Beverly, Massachusetts, during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. As one of the most prominent and influential ministers associated with the witch trials, he was noted as having initially supported the trials and then changing his mind and publishing a critique against of them.

1718–London lawyer, James Puckle, patents the world's first machine gun.

1730–Robert Walpole officially becomes the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.

1755–Laredo, Texas, is established by the Spaniards.

1756–The Seven Years War begins, as England declares war on France.

1776–As part of the American Revolution, the Virginia convention instructs its delegates to propose a “declaration of independence” from Great Britain.

1791–During the French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance: the National Constituent Assembly would dissolve itself on September 30, 1791, and this decreed that none of its members should be capable of sitting in the next legislature.

1792–France declares war on thre Kingdom of Sardinia.

1793–Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider during one of the first attempted manned flights.

1800–King George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity.

1811–Paraguay declares independence from Spain.

1817–The first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (present-day Friends Hospital) is opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1817–Joseph A. Campbell, founder of the Campbell Soup Company, is born in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

1836–Francis Baily observes "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse.

1845–Braulio Carrillo Colina, President of Costa Rica, dies in exile in La Sociedad, El Salvador, at age 45.

1848–Serfdom is abolished in the Habsburg Galicia, as a result of the 1848 revolutions.

1849–Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily.

1850–The Bloody Island massacre takes place in Lake County, California, in which a large number of Pomo Indians are slaughtered by a regiment of the U.S. Cavalry, led by Nathaniel Lyon.

1850–The Arana-Southern Treaty is ratified, ending the existing differences between Great Britain and Argentina.

1851–Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.

1851–The first Australian gold rush is proclaimed, although the discovery had been made three months earlier.

1852–Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, dies of a heart attack in Washington, D.C., at age 77. She was the sixth First Lady of the United States.

1856–Fantasy writer, L. Frank Baum, is born Lyman Frank Baum in Chittenango, New York. He raised chickens in upstate New York, then moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he became a newspaper reporter. He later began to write stories. He had a fair success with a book called Mother Goose in Prose, but his big success came in 1900, with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

1858–The Royal Opera House opens in Covent Garden in London, England.

1859–Physicist, Pierre Curie, is born in Paris, France. He was a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity, and radioactivity. In 1903, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel."

1860–Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, is born Ellen Louise Axson in Savannah, Georgia. She was the 29th First Lady of the United States.

1862–The U.S. Department of Agriculture is established.

1867–Canadian Bank of Commerce opens for business in Toronto, Canada. The bank would later merge with Imperial Bank of Canada to become CIBC in 1961.

1869–The National Woman's Suffrage Association is founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

1876–The 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim, riding Vagrant, wins in 2:38.

1886–Poet, Emily Dickinson, dies of a kidney ailment in the home in which she was born, in Amherst, Massachusetts, at age 55. She wrote more than 1,700 poems, but they were not published during her lifetime. After her death, her sister, Lavinia, worked to have them published. It would be 1945, before all of her poetry would find its way into print.

1890–Writer, Katherine Anne Porter, is born.

1891–Pope Leo XIII defends workers' rights and property rights in the encyclical Rerum novarum, the beginning of modern Catholic social teaching.

1894–The 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale, riding Chant, wins in 2:41.

1895–Super-centenarian, Astrid Zachrison, is born in Fliseryd, Sweden. She would live to be 113 years old.

1902–In a field outside Grass Valley, California, Lyman Gilmore becomes the first person to fly a steam-powered glider.

1905–The town of Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acres, in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.

1905–Actor, Joseph Cotten, is born Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. in Petersburg, Virginia. He became one of Hollywood’s leading actors of the 1940s and 1950s. He appeared in the films Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Shadow of a Doubt, Gaslight, Duel in the Sun, Portrait of Jennie, Niagra, A Blueprint for Murder, Touch of Evil, Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Oscar, Soylent Green, and Heaven’s Gate.

1909–Actor, James (Neville) Mason, is born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He appeared in the films Madame Bovary, East Side, West Side, 5 Fingers, The Prisoner of Zenda, Face to Face, Charade, The Story of Three Loves, The Desert Rats, Julius Caesar, The Tell-Tale Heart, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Forever, Darling, Island in the Sun, Cry Terror!, North by Northwest, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Lolita, The Pumpkin Eater, Lord Jim, Georgy Girl, The Deadly Affair, Stranger in the House, Age of Consent, Spring and Port Wine, The Last of Sheila, The Mackintosh Man, 11 Harrowhouse, Heaven Can Wait, The Boys from Brazil, and The Verdict. He was married to actress, Pamela Mason.

1911–In Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey vs. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders that the company be broken up.

1911–Three hundred and three Chinese and five Japanese immigrants are killed in the Torreón Massacre when the forces of the Mexican Revolution, led by Francisco I. Madero's brother Emilio Madero, take the city of Torreón from the Federales.

1916–Actor, Bill Williams, is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1918–Country singer, Eddy Arnold, is born Richard Edward Arnold in Henderson, Tennessee. His hits include It’s a Sin, Anytime, I Really Don’t Want to Know, The Cattle Call, You Don’t Know Me, and Make the World Go Away.

1919–The Winnipeg general strike begins: by 11:00 a.m., almost the whole working population of Winnipeg, Canada, (around 30,000 workers in the public and private sectors) had walked off the job.

1923–Listerine is registered as a trademark.

1923–American fashion and portrait photographer, Richard Avedon, is born in New York. New York. Avedon would revolutionize a formerly staid fashion photography style by photographing models full of emotion and movement. In the 1960s, he did the same for journalism and portraiture. He brought civil rights workers, politicians, and cultural dissidents into the studio for formal portraits. Avedon photographed The Beatles in 1967, and some of those images were transformed into the psychedelic pix that were published in Look magazine as some of the first major rock posters. Avedon's portrait book, In the American West, is a collection of 125 large format photographs of cowboys, miners, farm workers, and others who caught his eye during a six-year project commissioned by the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The book is considered an important opus in 20th century portrait photography, and is Avedon's masterwork.

1923–Persian Prince, (Shahpur) Gholamreza Pahlavi, is born Tehran, Persia. He was a member of the Pahlavi dynasty, as the son of Reza Shah and half-brother of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

1925–Al-Insaniyyah, the first Arabic communist newspaper, is founded.

1926–The 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson, riding Bubbling Over, wins in 2:03.

1926–Twin playwright brothers, Peter (Levin) Shaffer and Anthony (Joshua) Shaffer, are born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Peter Shaffer is best known for his plays Amadeus, Equus, and Five Finger Exercise. Anthony Shaffer is best known for Sleuth, Frenzy, and The Wicker Man. He was married to actress, Diane Cilento.

1926–Mohammed VI Vahideddin, the last sultan of Turkey (1918-1922), dies.

1928–The animated short, Plane Crazy, featuring the first appearances of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, is released.

1929–A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123 people.

1930–Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, goes on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco, California, and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

1930–Painter, Jasper Johns, is born in Augusta, Georgia. He moved to New York, went to college, worked in a bookstore, and met Robert Rauschenberg. Together they did display work for Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's. In 1954, Johns started painting his series of American flags, and then moved on to painting targets, numbers, letters of the alphabet, and maps. He was hailed as the father of Pop Art and Minimalism.

1932–In an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan, Inukai Tsuyoshi, is assassinated.

1933–All military aviation organizations within, or under the control of, the RLM of Germany are officially merged in a covert manner, to form its Wehrmacht military's air arm, the Luftwaffe.

1934–The U.S. Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for John Dillinger, dead or alive.

1935–The Moscow Metro is opened to the public in Moscow, Russia.

1935–Hippie beekeeper-turned-entrepreneur, Burt Shavitz, is born Ingram Berg Shavitz in Manhattan, New York. He was the co-founder of the natural cosmetics company, Burt’s Bees. His likeness was featured on the Burt's Bees products.

1936–Actress, Anna Maria Alberghetti, is born in Italy. She is best known for the role as the Princess in the Jerry Lewis comedy Cinderfella.

1936–Counterculture's clown prince, Wavy Gravy, is born Hugh Romney.

1936–Playwright and novelist, Paul Zindel, is born in Staten Island, New York. He is best known for the play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

1937–Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, is born.

1937–Singer, Trini Lopez, is born in Trinidad. He had big hits with the songs Lemon Tree and If I Had a Hammer.

1938–Actress, Mireille Darc, is born Mireille Christiane Gabrielle Aimée Aigroz in Toulon, France. She appeared in the films Please Not Now!, People in Luck, Monsieur, Saad by the Roots, Male Hunt, The Great Spy Chase, The Upper Hand, The Blonde from Peking, Weekend, Jeff, Monte Carlo or Bust!, Madly, The Passengers, and Man in a Hurry.

1938–Singer, Lenny Welch, is born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He had a huge hit with the romantic ballad Since I Fell for You.

1940–In World War II, after fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrender to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.

1940–McDonald's opens its first fast-food restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

1940–Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time in the U.S.

1940–Roger (Eugene) Ailes, Chairman and founding CEO of Fox News, is born in Warren, Ohio. He was a media consultant for Republican Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, and for Rudy Giuliani's first mayoral campaign. In 2016, he was an adviser to the Donald Trump presidential campaign, where he assisted with debate preparation.

1941–Singer-actress, Lainie Kazan, is born in Brooklyn, New York. She appeared in the films Lust in the Dust, Beaches, and My Favorite Year.

1941–Country singer, K.T. Oslin, is born in Crossett, Arkansas.

1942–In the United States, a bill creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.

1942–Gasoline is rationed in America, in 17 eastern states.

1943–Joseph Stalin dissolves the Communist International (Comintern or Third International). It was an international organization that advocated world communism.

1944–The deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz begins.

1944–Actress, Gunilla Hutton, is born in Goteborg, Sweden. She is best known as one of the pretty country daughters in the TV sitcom Petticoat Junction.

1945–Billboard magazine introduces its first Album Sales chart.

1948–Following the expiration of The British Mandate for Palestine, the Kingdom of Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia invade Israel, starting the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

1948–New Wave rocker, Brian Eno, is born in Woodbridge, England.

1948–Gary (Mervin) Thain, of Uriah Heep, is born in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1948–Priest, Edward Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, dies at age 62.

1949–Astronaut, Frank L. Culbertson Jr., is born in Charleston, South Carolina.

1951–AT&T is the first U.S. company to have one million stockholders.

1952–Actor, Chazz Palminteri, is born in the Bronx, New York. He appeared in the films The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale, and Analyze This.

1953–The first pinewood derby, a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America, takes place in Manhattan Beach, California. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles.

1953–Rocky Marciano knocks out Joe Walcott for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship.

1953–Musician, Mike Oldfield, is born in England. He is best known for the haunting, rock instrumental Tubular Bells.

1955–The U.S. conducts a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

1955–Actor, Lee Horsley, is born in Muleshoe, Texas. He is best known for his starring role in the TV series Matt Houston.

1957–At Malden Island in the Pacific Ocean, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb as Operation Grapple.

1958–The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.

1960–The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.

1960–Lloyd Price headlines “The Biggest Show of Stars 1960,” a concert at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. Missouri. It also features Clyde McPhatter, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Lavern Baker, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Jones, Sammy Turner, and Joe Turner.

1963–The last Project Mercury flight, with Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, is launched. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space, and the last American to go into space alone.

1963–The 5th Annual Grammy Awards announces its winners. Record of the Year: Tony Bennett for I Left My Heart in San Francisco; Album of the Year: Vaughn Meader for The First Family; Song of the Year: Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) for What Kind of Fool Am I?; Best Vocal Performance, Male: Tony Bennett for I Left My Heart in San Francisco; Best Vocal Performance, Female: Ella Fitzgerald for Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson; Best Performance by a Vocal Group: Peter, Paul & Mary for If I Had a Hammer; Best Country & Western Performance: Burl Ives for Funny Way of Laughin'; Best Rhythm & Blues Performance: Ray Charles for I Can't Stop Loving You; Best Rock and Roll Recording: Bent Fabric for Alley Cat; Best Instrumental Performance: Peter Nero for The Colorful Peter Nero; Best New Artist: Robert Goulet. The ceremonies are held in Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and New York. There is no host.

1964–The U.S. conducts a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

1964–The Smothers Brothers, Dick and Tommy, give their first concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1967–Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman for the second time, during a Georgie Fame show at the Bag O'Nails nightclub in London, England.

1967–American realist painter and printmaker, Edward Hopper, dies in his studio near Washington Square Park in New York, New York, at age 84. His wife donated their joint collection of more than 3,000 works to the Whitney Museum of American Art.

1969–California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park (called People’s Park) owned by University of California at Berkeley, fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot known as Bloody Thursday.

1970–President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female U.S. Army Generals.

1970–France conducts a nuclear test at Muruora Island.

1970–Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, are killed when police open fire during student protests.

1971–Two of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's short films, produced by Bag Productions, are screened at the Cannes Film Festival: Apotheosis (Balloon) (an 18-minute camera shot of a snowy countryside from a hot air balloon) and Fly (a graphic exploration of a nude women's body by a fly). Reportedly, the audience boos Apotheosis, while Fly receives a standing ovation. John and Yoko are in attendance, arriving with filmmaker, Louis Malle.

1972–Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor, George Wallace, in Laurel, Maryland, during Wallace’s presidential campaign.

1972–The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts back to Japanese control.

1973–Actress, Tori Spelling, is born Victoria Davey Spelling in Los Angeles, California. She got her start on the TV series Beverly Hills 90210, and then went on to make TV dramas such as Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Her father is TV producer, Aaron Spelling.

1974–Members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine attack and take hostages at an Israeli school. A total of 31 people are killed, including 22 school children.

1974–Frank Zappa and his wife announce the birth of their son, Ahmet Rodan. He is named after the Japanese movie monster.

1978–Actor, David Krumholtz, is born.

1983–Photographer, James Van Der Zee, dies at age 96. He is best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers and was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Aside from the artistic merits of his work, Van Der Zee produced the most comprehensive documentation of the period. Among his most famous subjects during this time were Marcus Garvey, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and Countee Cullen.

1987–The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.

1988–After more than eight years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins to withdrawal 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.

1989–Hershey's reduces the size of the Hershey bar to 1.55 ounces. The price remains 40¢.

1990–The painting, “Portrait of Doctor Gachet,” by Vincent Van Gogh, sells for $825 million.

1991–Edith Cresson becomes the first female Premier of France.

1993–Actress, Jane Seymour, marries actor, James Keach.

1994–Character actor, Royal Dano, dies of a heart attack after an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California, at age 71. One of most visible players in the 1950s and 1960s, he appeared in dozens of TV shows throughout his career, including Father Knows Best, Gunsmoke, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Rifleman, Bonanza, Rawhide, Lost in Space, The Big Valley, and Kung Fu. He appeared in the films Johnny Guitar, The Trouble with Harry, King of Kings, Skin Game, Electra Glide in Blue, Big Bad Mama, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Right Stuff, and Teachers.

1994–Actor, Gilbert Roland, dies of cancer in Beverly Hills, California, at age 88. He appeared in the films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lost World, Camille, She Done Him Wrong, Juarez, The Sea Hawk, Angels with Broken Wings, Captain Kidd, The Furies, The Bad and the Beautiful, Around the World in 80 Days, The Big Circus, Cheyenne Autumn, and Barbarosa.

1995–China conducts a nuclear test at Lop Nor.

1996–The earliest footage of The Beatles, found in a home in Liverpool, England, was broadcast by Britain's ITV. It shows the group (minus sound) performing at the Casanova Club on February 14, 1961.

1997–The United States government acknowledges the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos, dedicating the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans.

2003–Country singer, June Carter Cash, dies of complications following heart-valve replacement surgery in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 73. She was a member of The Carter Family and was married to country singer, Johnny Cash. Her story was told in the film Walk the Line.

2004–Clint Warwick, of The Moody Blues, dies in Birmingham, England, at age 63.

2006–Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist, Anish Kapoor, is formally dedicated in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It measures 33 feet by 66 feet by 42 feet, and weighs 110 short tons (98 long tons). Kapoor's design was inspired by liquid mercury and the sculpture's surface reflects and distorts the city's skyline.

2007–Evangelist and conservative activist, Jerry Falwell, dies of cardiac arrhythmia in Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 73.

2007–Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., dies at age 52.

2008–California becomes the second U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

2008–Composer, Alexander Courage, dies after series of strokes in Pacific Palisades, California, at age 88. He wrote the original theme for the TV series Star Trek.

2008–Super-centenarian, Astrid Zachrison, dies in Holsbybrunn, Sweden, on her 113th birthday.

2009–Former Bachelorette star, Jen Schefft, marries public relations executive, Joe Waterman, at the Private Dining Rooms of Spiaggia in Chicago, Illinois. Jen was the first "Bachelorette" to reject all the men, not choosing a mate, angering the show’s avid followers.

2010–At age 16, Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted, around the world.

2011–The first protest of the Anti-austerity movement in Spain, begins in 58 Spanish cities.

2011–Bob Flanigan, of The Four Freshmen, dies of congestive heart failure in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 84. The vocal group’s biggest hit was Graduation Day.

2015–Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who along with his brother, planted twin bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, is sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 attacks that killed three people and injured 264 others.

2015–Geri Halliwell, of The Spice Girls, marries Formula 1 racing boss, Christian Horner, in Bedfordshire, England.

2016–President-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, vows to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces permission to shoot-to-kill organized crime figures and people resisting arrest.

2016–Squatters have been descending on every corner of the Las Vegas Valley, in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking over empty houses in struggling working-class neighborhoods, in upscale planned communities, and everywhere in between. While some unauthorized tenants are families seeking shelter, police officers say they are more frequently finding chop shops, drug dealers, and counterfeiters operating out of foreclosed homes.

2017–Western Digital appeals to arbitration in an effort to prevent its partner, Toshiba, from selling its chip-making operation, Toshiba Memory.

2018–President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, opens the auto part of the 12-mile-long road and rail Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea with Russia.

2018–An Asiatic black bear is surrendered to wildlife officials in China, after the family raising it realizes it is a bear and not a puppy as they had originally thought.


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