TODAY IN HISTORY

2015 Today- Amazon is again exempted from Federal Aviation Administration commercial drone flight prohibitions, allowing it to test delivery drones; the company had to reapply for exemption, as its drone fleet grew outdated while waiting for initial approval
2014 A flaw in OpenSSL, the encryption method for many websites, has been identified, potentially compromising user security data across the Internet; web users are urged to change login names and passwords immediately
2014 The University of Connecticut achieves a second championship as the women’s basketball team takes home the NCAA championship title after a 79-58 victory over Notre Dame; the men’s basketball team won the NCAA title this season
2013 Japan set Patriot missiles in central Tokyo and Okinawa Island and sent two warships to patrol the Sea of Japan
2013 Authorities from North Korea, advise authorities to leave South Korea soon, anticipating a possible conflict
2012 The broadway show, ‘The Lion King’, becomes the highest grossing show of all time, overtaking ‘Phantom of the Opera’
2012 Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion
2011 In the Republic of Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa, President Ismael Omar Guelleh wins re-election with 79% of the vote
2011 Iowa’s Monona County, located in the midwestern United States, is hit by a tornado
2010 Rescuers search for over 200 people believed to be buried in their homes by a landslide in Murro do Bumba near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2005 Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are married
2000 64th Golf Masters Championship:
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