2021
NFL Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers admits in interview he is unvaccinated and taking unapproved treatment after testing positive for COVID-19 and in isolation.
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2021
Eight people crushed to death and 13 hospitalized in a crowd surge during a Travis Scott performance at Astroworld Festival, Houston, Texas.
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2015
Japan recognized its first legal same-sex couple.
Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara were officially the first same-sex couple to register their relationship in Tokyo, Japan.
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2014
The epic science fiction film Interstellar was released.
With a runtime of 169 minutes, Interstellar is one of Christopher Nolan’s most memorable movies.
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2007
Spacecraft Change 1 entered lunar orbit at 02:15 UT and became the first Chinese spacecraft to orbit the moon successfully.
Change 1 was launched on October 24, 2007, to collect data from mapping the moon’s surface. After having orbited the moon over 589 times, it landed on the moon’s surface on March 1, 2009. It became the first Chinese space mission to make contact with the moon.
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2007
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released in North America for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
This award-winning game was set in the modern era instead of World War II. This new direction for Call of Duty was clearly the right choice, as Call of Duty 4 was the highest-selling Xbox game in 2007.
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2006
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.
It took the Iraqi Special Tribunal more than two years to lay the charges on the former Iraq President. Several incidents during the trial slowed down the process, including the attempted assassination of Saddam’s lawyers and the replacement of one of the judges.
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1956
The first television show with an African American host, “The Nat King Cole Show,” aired on NBC.
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1935
Parker Brothers released the Monopoly board game.
First developed as “The Landlord’s Game” by Elizabeth Magie Phillips, it was intended to be a teaching tool about the pitfalls of capitalism and monopolies. She sold the rights to Parker Brothers for $500.
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1930
Sinclair Lewis won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his novel “Babbitt.”
A satire about the American middle class and the life of a typical office worker at the time. “…without hesitation, he considers it God’s purpose that man should work, increase his income, and enjoy modern improvements.”
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1895
George B. Selden was granted the patent for a gasoline internal combustion engine car.
His many amendments to his patent caused a 16-year delay in the patent’s approval.
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1895
Utah State ratified the women’s right to vote in their state constitution.
It was the first state in America to guarantee women’s suffrage.
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1883
The musical “Cordelia‚Äôs Aspirations” was performed for the first time at Theatre Comique, New York, US.
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1605
Guy Fawkes was arrested while attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, England.
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1500
Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus observed a total lunar eclipse in Rome, Italy.
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1499
The 15th-century Breton-French-Latin dictionary called the Catholicon was published.
Although Jehan Lagadeuc wrote the trilingual dictionary in 1464, it wasn’t published until 30 years later.
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