It might be called “Autopilot,” but please remember, your Tesla cannot drive itself. Tesla driver banned for M1 autopilot seat-switch – BBC
A Fairfax, Virginia man who tried to drown himself, is now suing the police officers and lifeguard who saved him – Rachel Weiner, The Independent
The Canadian government wants to remove lead from ammunition to stop it from contaminating the environment. One study suggests ammunition added up to 5,000 tonnes of lead into the environment in 2016. Paranoid gun owners believe this might be a part of a secret government plan to take their guns. Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden have all banned lead ammunition. California is doing the same. – CBC
1789: George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City.
1803: The United States purchased France’s claim to the Louisiana Territory for 78 million francs, less than US$.03 per acre.
1945: As Russian troops approach his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, commit suicide.
1959: Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, born.
1975: The American War in Vietnam ends when the South Vietnamese army and government surrender to the communist North Vietnamese forces. Americans retreat in defeat. Today, it is known as Reunification Day (Ngày Thống nhất), Victory Day (Ngày Chiến thắng) or Liberation Day in Vietnam.
1988: Celine Dion, at 20 years of age, wins 33rd annual Eurovision song contest in Switzerland. Dion was already a household name in France and her native Quebec, with eight French-language albums and having won the 1982 World Popular Song Festival and eight French-language albums.
2009: Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York and announced an alliance with Fiat.