2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Post by CasketRomance » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:11 pm

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Post by 9021amyers » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:19 am

Andy Ruiz, Jr., scores an upset TKO in the 7th round against unified IBF-WBA-WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, becoming the first boxer of Mexican descent to claim a title in the sport’s top weight class.

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Post by Volante » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:17 pm

NASA is opening this up to tourism at a $35,000 per night rate, travel not included.
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Volante wrote:
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Post by OrangeSAM » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:13 am

alietr wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 am
Musician Leon Redbone dies at 69.
New Orleans musician Dr. John, né Malcolm John Rebbenack, dies at 77.

He and Redbone recorded a duet of "Frosty the Snowman" of all things.
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Post by Peachbox » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:52 am

Update from last year's current events thread, Final Jeopardy style

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In June 2019, this church designed by "God's architect" finally received a building permit, 137 years after construction began
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:30 am

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot during a burglary at a bar in the Dominican Republic.

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Post by Volante » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:46 am

73rd Tony Awards ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/73rd_Tony_Awards )
Hadestown wins Best Musical
The Ferryman wins Best Play

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Volante wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:46 am
73rd Tony Awards ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/73rd_Tony_Awards )
Hadestown wins Best Musical
The Ferryman wins Best Play

Please leave Charon themed puns in Retaken Down
To hell with that!

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Volante wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:46 am
73rd Tony Awards ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/73rd_Tony_Awards )
Hadestown wins Best Musical
The Ferryman wins Best Play

Please leave Charon themed puns in Retaken Down
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Volante wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:46 am
73rd Tony Awards ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/73rd_Tony_Awards )
Hadestown wins Best Musical
The Ferryman wins Best Play

Please leave Charon themed puns in Retaken Down
Can't think of any. Puns are my Achilles' heel.

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Post by Woof » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:34 pm

Lethe be done with the bad puns.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 pm

A few notable achievements involving last night's Tony Awards:

At age 87, comedy writer/performer/director Elaine May won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Waverly Gallery, becoming the second-oldest actress to win a Tony. The record is held by Cicely Tyson who won for A Trip to Bountiful at the age of 88.

Bob Mackie, who famously designed costumes and gowns for Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, and Whitney Houston, won a Tony Award for his costumes for the Broadway musical The Cher Show.

Sam Mendes won for directing The Ferryman, becoming only the fifth director to have won both an Oscar and a Tony for directing. The others are Bob Fosse, Elia Kazan, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Mendes won his Oscar for directing American Beauty.

Ali Stroker won a Tony for playing Ado Annie in a wheelchair in a revival of Oklahoma!. Stroker is the first disabled performer to even be nominated for a Tony.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:06 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
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Sam Mendes won for directing The Ferryman, becoming only the fifth director to have won both an Oscar and a Tony for directing. The others are Bob Fosse, Elia Kazan, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Mendes won his Oscar for directing American Beauty.
Looks like no one has won a Tony AND an Oscar for directing the same thing, if my research is right.

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Post by davey » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:18 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 pm
A few notable achievements involving last night's Tony Awards:

At age 87, comedy writer/performer/director Elaine May won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Waverly Gallery, becoming the second-oldest actress to win a Tony. The record is held by Cicely Tyson who won for A Trip to Bountiful at the age of 88.

Bob Mackie, who famously designed costumes and gowns for Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, and Whitney Houston, won a Tony Award for his costumes for the Broadway musical The Cher Show.

Sam Mendes won for directing The Ferryman, becoming only the fifth director to have won both an Oscar and a Tony for directing. The others are Bob Fosse, Elia Kazan, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Mendes won his Oscar for directing American Beauty.

Ali Stroker won a Tony for playing Ado Annie in a wheelchair in a revival of Oklahoma!. Stroker is the first disabled performer to even be nominated for a Tony.
Ali Stroker is the first performer who uses a wheelchair to be nominated. Phyllis Frelich, a deaf actress, won the Tony Award in 1980, for Children of a Lesser God, and Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress, was nominated in 2018, for the revival of the same play.

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Post by BlueberryPlainsNever » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:54 pm

Team USA beats Thailand 13-0 in their first match at the 2019 Women's World Cup, the largest score in Women's World Cup history.

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Post by Volante » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:47 pm

I hate to see the evening sun go down, but there's cheering in St Louis town as the Blues finally win the Stanley Cup for the first time in the franchise's 50 season history.

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Post by nserven » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:49 pm

Tonight's Tigers-Royals game is the first MLB game played in Nebraska (TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, site of the College World Series).

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Post by teapot37 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:14 am

The Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship over the Golden State Warriors 4 games to 2.

This is the first championship for the franchise, and the first title for a Canadian team in one of the Big 4 sports leagues (NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL) since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in October 1993. (The last Canadian team team to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL was the Montreal Canadiens in June 1993. There are no Canadian NFL teams.)
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Post by teapot37 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 am

With the Raptors' win yesterday, Pau and Marc Gasol become the first brothers to have both won the NBA championship. Marc is on the Raptors and Pau (currently with the Bucks) won two titles with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.
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