More than 1.5 million students participated in climate change protests around the world as part of Fridays for Future, a movement started by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
Antigovernment protests were held...
American architect and designer Michael Graves, who was one of the principal figures of the postmodernist movement, died at age 80.
American hedge-fund investment manager Bernie Madoff pled guilty to various...
American director Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director, for The Hurt Locker (2008).
American director and writer Stanley Kubrick—whose iconic films are characterized by...
American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote—who evoked American life in beautifully observed minimal stories and was perhaps best known for his adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird—died in Connecticut.
Canadian jurist Bertha...
President João Bernardo Vieira of Guinea-Bissau was assassinated by government soldiers, following years of unrest between Vieira and the military.
British singer Dusty Springfield—who made her mark during the 1960s beat boom...
National debates about racism and racial profiling ensued after Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager returning from a convenience store in Sanford, Florida, was fatally shot by a neighbourhood-watch volunteer,...
2020 -- American mathematician Katherine Johnson—whose trailblazing work at NASA became known to a wide audience through the book Hidden Figures and its film adaptation (both 2016)—died at age 101.
American film producer...
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was impeached following widespread protests after he abandoned an association agreement with the European Union; he fled the country and was later accused of embezzlement.
After enduring more...
American evangelist Billy Graham—whose large-scale preaching missions, known as crusades, and friendship with numerous U.S. presidents brought him to international prominence—died at age 99.
American businessman and adventurer Steve Fossett became the...
German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld—the creative power behind the modern revival of Chanel, the legendary French fashion house founded by Coco Chanel in the early 20th century—died in Paris.