May 11, 2017 Day112 of the First Year - History

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As New York City&aposs Mayor Rudy Giuliani said five hours after the attacks began, “The number of casualties will be more than any of us can bear, ­ultimately.”

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Armistice Day

The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, marking the official end of World War I. Nonetheless, the armistice date of November 11, 1918, remained in the public imagination as the date that marked the end of the conflict.

One year later, in November 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The day’s observation included parades and public gatherings, as well as a brief pause in business and school activities at 11 a.m.

On November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On the same day the previous year, unidentified soldiers were laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Did you know? Red poppies, a symbol of World War I from their appearance in the beloved poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, are sold in Canada and the United Kingdom on Remembrance Day to raise money for veterans or worn in the lapel as a tribute.

On June 4, 1926, Congress passed a resolution that the “recurring anniversary of [November 11, 1918] should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations,” and that the president should issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of Armistice Day.

By that time, 27 state legislatures had made November 11 a legal holiday. An act approved May 13, 1938 made November 11 a legal Federal holiday, �icated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 𠆊rmistice Day.&apos”

In actuality, there are no U.S. national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own, and the government can only designate holidays for federal employees and for the District of Columbia. In practice, however, states almost always follow the federal lead.


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Dinmukhamed ("Dimash") Kanatuly Kudaibergen was born on 24 May 1994 in Aktobe, to Kanat Kudaibergenuly Aitbayev (Kazakh: Қанат Құдайбергенұлы Айтбаев ) and Svetlana Aitbayeva (Kazakh: Светлана Айтбаева ). [10] His father Kanat Aitbayev previously led the regional Cultural Development Board of Aktobe. [11] His mother Svetlana Aitbayeva is a soprano singer at the Aktobe Philharmonic Society, [12] a Member of the Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Development (Deputy of Maslihat of Aktobe region) and Artistic Director of the children's studio Saz in the Aktobe region. [13]

Kudaibergen was brought up in a close-knit musical family, and his grandparents played a major role in his upbringing, which follows a traditional Kazakh custom. [14]

Kudaibergen began performing at a young age, singing and playing the piano. His first appearance on stage was at the age of two in a minor role in a local theatre production. At home Kudaibergen took an interest in musical instruments, and his parents and his music teacher noticed that he had absolute pitch. [15] [16] At the age of five, he began to take piano and vocal lessons at the children's studio of the local music college. [17] Kudaibergen first sang on stage the same year, at the age of five. [10] At the age of six, in 2000, he won the national piano contest Aynalayin. [10]

At the age of five, Kudaibergen began to take piano and vocal lessons at the children's studio of Aktobe's Akhmet Zhubanov Music College. [18] [19] He later attended Gymnasium No. 32 in Aktobe. [20] Kudaibergen completed a Broadway Musical master class in 2009. [21] In 2014, he graduated in Classical Music with Major in Vocal (Bel Canto) from the music institute of K. Zhubanov University in Aktobe. [ citation needed ] He began his studies in Contemporary Music (Jazz, Pop) at Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana, [22] where he graduated with Major in Vocal on 27 June 2018. [23] [24] On 18 June 2020, he graduated from the same university with a Master's Degree in Composition [25] by defending his Master's thesis with a perfect score, and receiving a recommendation for admission to doctoral studies in music. [26] [27]

Kudaibergen plays seven instruments, [28] piano, keyboards, [19] [29] dombra, [30] drums, [31] [32] guitar, [29] marimba [29] and bayan. [33]

He speaks Kazakh and Russian, and is studying English and Mandarin. [34] He has performed songs in 12 languages, [6] Kazakh, [ citation needed ] Russian, English, [35] Mandarin Chinese, [36] Italian, [37] French, [38] Spanish, [39] German, [6] Serbian, [6] Turkish, [6] Ukrainian [40] and Kyrgyz. [6]

2010–2014: Early career Edit

From 2010 to 2013 Kudaibergen participated in and won four major singing competitions, in Kazakhstan (Sonorous Voices of Baikonur, 2010, and Zhas Kanat, 2012), Ukraine (Oriental Bazaar, 2012), and Kyrgyzstan (Meikin Asia, 2013). [10] [41] [42]

With winning the prestigious National Zhas Kanat Contest in 2012, Kudaibergen gained for the first time wide attention from the Kazakh national media. [43] He won the three-day vocal competition with a full jury score of 180 out of 180 points the first time in the history of the contest. [44] That same year he released his first self-composed work "Körkemim" (Kazakh: Көркемім ). In 2013 he was invited to perform as a guest singer at the Türkçevizyon Gala Night in Denizli, Turkey. [45] Kudaibergen continued to perform in public.

In December 2014, Kudaibergen was awarded a laureate of the State Youth Prize Daryn. [46]

2015–2016: Slavianski Bazaar, international performances and Unforgettable Day Tour Edit

Following his graduation, Kudaibergen performed in various European and Asian countries. In 2015, he was invited to participate at the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, an annual international contest for prominent singers, after one of the organizers had seen him perform live in Kazakhstan. [47] Kudaibergen went on to win the Grand Prix on 13 July 2015, with a score of 175 points out of 180. [48] During the three days of the contest, he was the clear favorite of both the jury and audience. [8] With his original renditions of the Kazakh folk song "Daididau", the Russian singer Alla Pugacheva's "Blizzard Again" (Russian: Опять Метель ) and the French singer Daniel Balavoine’s "SOS d'un terrien en détresse", he gained wide recognition from the jury and international media. [49] [7] Chairman of the jury, Polad Bülbüloğlu, stated that Kudaibergen possessed three voices in one: a low and medium voice, and altino, a rare voice, and that he used all of them professionally. [7] [50]

Upon winning Slavianski Bazaar, Kudaibergen regularly appeared in national TV shows and public events. His guest performances included at Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy at the theatrical show Mangilik El, dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate at the 2015 Eurasia International Film Festival in Almaty and he performed at an Astana Opera Concert that was attended by the Chinese President Xi Jinping. [51]

Kudaibergen released his second own composition "Unforgettable Day" in August 2015. In October 2015, Kudaibergen was selected to represent Kazakhstan at the 2015 ABU TV Song Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. [52] Kudaibergen performed "Daididau", receiving a standing ovation. [53] In November, Kudaibergen performed at the closing ceremony of Mary – Culture and Arts Capital of the Turkic World festival, in Turkmenistan. [54]

Kudaibergen released his self-titled debut extended play (EP) on 1 January 2016. He appeared on various TV shows singing "My Swan" (Kazakh: Аққуым ) in a duet with Mayra Muhammad-kyzy. [ citation needed ] In February 2016, his rendition of "Daididau" was selected by the European Broadcasting Union to represent Kazakhstan in their "Around the World in 80 Minutes of Music" program dedicated to the World Radio Day 2016 that was played by radio stations around the world. [55] In March Kudaibergen sang with his parents at the Women's Day concert in Astana, and took part in the "All Stars for My Beloved" concert dedicated to International Women's Day at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. [56] In March and April, he went on tour with the Kazakh University of Arts Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Austria Maribor, Slovenia and Belgrade, Serbia, performing "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" and "Daididau". [57]

Kudaibergen had his first headlined tour from April to December 2016, holding 25 concerts in 25 regions of Kazakhstan, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan, as well as two concerts in Kazan and Ufa, Russia. [ citation needed ] He named his tour Unforgettable Day, after his own song by the same name. [58] The concerts consisted of a wide variety of songs in various languages.

In July 2016, he was invited to perform at the Slavic Bazaar opening ceremony in Belarus, where he sang a duet with Nagima Eskalieva, and was also honored to raise the flag of the festival. [59] In 2016 Kudaibergen also served as a judge at Bala Dausy 2016 (Voice of Children 2016), [60]

Other performance highlights of Kudaibergen in 2016 included his guest performance at the annual Zhas Kanat Contest [61] and his performances of "Diva Dance" at an Astana Day Concert that was attended by the President of Kazakhstan [62] of the rap song "I Am Kazakh" (with Yerbolat and Alashuly) at Almaty's 1000th Birthday Gala Concert [63] at a UNESCO event in Paris, France [62] his performance at the Turkic Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, performing for the presidents of South Korea, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan [64] and he represented Kazakhstan, alongside baritone Sundet Baigozhin, as a guest singer at the Big Opera 2016 TV competition in Russia. [65]

In November 2016, the director of Astana Opera State Theatre, Toleubek Alpiyev, invited Kudaibergen to work as an opera singer, stating that his voice would be "ideal for baroque opera", [66] but he decided to pursue a career in contemporary music. [67]

2017: Singer, success in China and solo concert Bastau Edit

In early 2017, Kudaibergen appeared in the fifth season of Hunan Television's I Am a Singer under the recommendation of director Hong Tao, and signed a contract with Black Gold Talent in Beijing. [68] At 22, he was the youngest participant in the history of the show, and competed against professional and top-selling Chinese singers as a ‘wildcard’ competitor. Kudaibergen's mother later said that he hoped to reach at least the middle stage of the competition. [69]

He won Episodes 1, 2 and 6, with his performances of "S.O.S d’un terrien en détresse", "Opera 2", and "Adagio". [70] He made it to the finals, and finished as runner-up to Hong Kong singer Sandy Lam.

Singer 2017 – Ranking of Dimash Kudaibergen
Episode Round Broadcast date Song title Original singer Song introduction Ranking Remarks
1 Qualifier Round 1 21 January 2017 "A Soul's Plea for Help"
(French: SOS d'un terrien en détresse)
Daniel Balavoine Lyrics: Luc Plamondon
Composer: Michel Berger
Arranger: Kubert Leung
1 1st place in Singer voting
2 Knockout Round 1 28 January 2017 "Opera 2"
(Russian: Опера 2 )
Vitas Lyrics: Vitas, V. Borovsky
Composer: Vitas
Arranger: Da Ridan
1 1st place in Overall Ranking
3 Challenge Round 1 4 February 2017 "The Show Must Go On" Queen Lyrics: Brian May
Composer: Queen
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
3 1st place in Overall Ranking
4 Knockout Round 2 11 February 2017 "Late Autumn"
(Chinese: 秋意浓 )
Jacky Cheung Lyrics: Daryl Yao
Composer: Kōji Tamaki
Arranger: Samal Ermakhanov
3 2nd place in Overall ranking
5 Challenge Round 2 18 February 2017 "Uptown Funk" [ citation needed ] Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Lyrics/Composer: Devon Christopher Gallaspy, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Nicholas Williams, Philip Martin Lawrence II, Jeff Bhasker
Arranger: Kid
6
6 Knockout Round 3 25 February 2017 "Adagio" (English) Lara Fabian Lyrics/Composer: Remo Giazotto, Rick Allison, Lara Fabian, Dave Pickell
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
1 2nd place in Overall ranking
7 Qualifier Round 3 4 March 2017 "Daididau"
(Kazakh: Дайдидау )
Unknown Lyrics: Мағжан Жұмабаев Composer: Unknown
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin, Bakytbek Zeinelov
3
8 Knockout Round 4 11 March 2017 "Daybreak"
(Chinese: 天亮了 )
Han Hong Lyrics/Composer: Han Hong
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
5
9 Challenge Round 4 18 March 2017 "All by Myself" [71] Eric Carmen Lyrics: Eric Carmen
Composer: Eric Carmen, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
2
10 Knockout Round 5 25 March 2017 "Unforgettable Day"
(Kazakh: Ұмытылмас күн )
Dimash Kudaibergen Lyrics: Oral Baisengir (Kazakh)
Composer: Dimash Kudaibergen
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
3 1st place in Overall ranking
Lyrics: Kaysha Tabarakkyzy (Mandarin)
Composer: Dimash Kudaibergen
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
11 Breakout Round 1 April 2017 Exempted (did not perform this week by-virtue of being first-round singer)
12 Semi-finals 8 April 2017 "Confessa" (Italian) Adriano Celentano Lyrics: Mogol (Italian)
Composer: Gianni Bella
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
2
Lyrics: Tang Tian (Mandarin)
Composer: Gianni Bella
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
"The Diva Dance" Inva Mula Tchako Composer: Éric Serra
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin
13 Grand Finals 15 April 2017 "A Tribute to MJ" medley Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin, Chen Di 2 Duet with Laure Shang
2nd place Overall ranking of semi-final and finals (and runner-up of Singer 2017)
"The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson Lyrics/Composer: Michael Jackson
"Billie Jean"
"Dangerous" Lyrics/Composer: Michael Jackson
Bill Bottrell
Teddy Riley
"Earth Song" Lyrics/Composer: Michael Jackson
14 2017 Biennial Concert 22 April 2017 "Give Me Love" (Kazakh: Маxаббат Бер Маған ) Dimash Kudaibergen Lyrics: Munaydar Balmolda
Composer: Аigül Bajanova
Arranger: Erlan Bekchurin

In Episode 1 of Singer 2017 Kudaibergen sang "SOS d'un terrien en détresse". [72] With winning this episode, Kudaibergen's name became prominent in social media and his success made headlines in China, Kazakhstan as well as French media and TV programs. [73]

Kudaibergen also won Episode 2, with his version of Vitas’ "Opera 2", [74] and came in third in Episode 3 with his rendition of Queen’s "The Show Must Go On". [75] Hunan TV and the Chinese media named him "a bridge for Kazakh-Chinese cultural cooperation". [76] Between the recordings of episodes 3 and 4 of, Kudaibergen performed at the 2017 Winter Universiade Opening Ceremony, singing Sarah Brightman’s "A Question of Honor" with Zarina Altynbayeva. [77] He performed his first ever Mandarin song, "Late Autumn" (Chinese: 秋意浓 ) in Episode 4 and ranked 3rd. [78] During the broadcast of Episode 4, Kudaibergen's meeting with Jackie Chan, his childhood idol, was shown. [79] Kudaibergen won Episode 6 with his rendition of Lara Fabian’s "Adagio" – a performance which was praised by Fabian. [80] [81]

For Episode 7 Kudaibergen performed his rendition of the traditional Kazakh folk song "Daididau", [82] accompanied by the Folk Instrumental Ensemble of Kudaibergen's university, the Kazakh National University of Arts. [83] Kudaibergen and the instrumentalists performed wearing traditional Kazakh costumes (shapan). [84] He started the performance by playing a traditional piece named "Adai" (Kazakh: Адай ) on the dombra, and then sang "Daididau". He came in third. His performance was received positively and sparked interest in Kazakh music and culture in China. Kudaibergen later said in an interview that this gave him the opportunity to "make sure once again that music knows no boundaries". [85] After the broadcast of Episode 7, a documentary about Kudaibergen aired on Hunan TV. [86]

Kudaibergen sang his own song "Unforgettable Day" for Episode 10, with a section of the lyrics translated into Mandarin. [87] He came in third place. Within a few days "Unforgettable Day" reached the top of the Fresh Asia Music Charts. [88] On 5 April, he released his first Chinese single "Eternal Memories" (Chinese: 拿不走的记忆 ), theme song of the movie Battle of Memories (Chinese: 记忆大师 ). [89]

In Episode 12 of Singer, the semi-final, Kudaibergen sang Adriano Celentano's "Confessa" in Italian, followed by "The Diva Dance" from the movie The Fifth Element. He placed second and was promoted to the final. [90] On 12 April, he released his single "Go Go Power Rangers", theme song of the movie Power Rangers in China. [91]

In the final of Singer 2017, Kudaibergen sang "A Tribute to MJ" in a duet with Laure Shang. He finished Singer 2017 as runner-up. [ citation needed ] For the final episode of Singer 2017, Episode 14, the gala episode, Kudaibergen performed a new song in Kazakh, "Give Me Love" (Kazakh: Маxаббат Бер Маған Makhabbat Ber Magan). [92]

During Singer, Kudaibergen appeared on various Chinese TV programs, including "Happy Camp", [71] My Boyfriend's A Superstar/Fan Fan Boyfriend [93] and Come Sing with Me (where fans were selected to sing with their idol) [94] and had many other performances in China, including at the Chinese Top Ten Music Awards in Shanghai, [95] where he won his first Chinese Award, namely for "Best Asian Singer" [81] at the Top Chinese Music Awards in Shenzhen, China, which are considered to be the Asian equivalent to the Grammy Awards, where he performed "Unforgettable Day" accompanied by Ouyang Nana on the piano, and won the "Most Popular International Singer" Award [96] [97] and at the Meeting on the Silk Road Gala, held by the Embassy of Kazakhstan and China's Department of Culture, in Beijing. [98]

Upon returning to Kazakhstan after the completion of Singer 2017, he was welcomed with a congratulatory event in Astana. [99]

Following Singer 2017, Kudaibergen appeared and performed on numerous TV shows and public events in China, Kazakhstan and France.

His performances in France included his performance of "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" in the popular France 2 TV show Les Années Bonheur [100] his charity performances at the Global Gift Galas in Paris and Cannes (to which he was invited by the foundation's Honorary Chair Eva Longoria) [101] at the Cannes Film Festival. [102] and at the Ruhani Zhangyru UNESCO Gala in Paris. [103]

On 27 June 2017 he held his first large-scale solo concert Bastau ("Beginning") in Astana, Kazakhstan. [104] Most of the three-hour concert was accompanied by a live orchestra guest singers included Terry Lin, Loreen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Marat Aitimov and Kudaibergen performed duets with Maira Mukhamedkyzy, Kristina Orbakaitė and with his parents, Svetlana Aitbayeva and Kanat Aitbayev. [105] Along with popular pieces from Singer 2017 and pre-Singer, he also debuted his new songs "My Star" (Kazakh: Жұлдызым ), "Without You" (Kazakh: Кім екен ), "Last Word" (Kazakh: Сөз соңы ), and "Leyla" (Kazakh: Лейла ). [106] Bastau was well-received and sold out to a crowd of around 30,000 people. [106] [107]

In July, Kudaibergen's new song "Ocean over Time" (Chinese: 时光·沧海 ) was released in China as the theme song for the game Moonlight Blade, that later won a Hollywood Music in Media Award. [108] In the same month he sang at the Closing Ceremony of Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, where his international career had started in 2015 [109] and performed several songs for the audience of the 2017 Eurasia International Film Festival and its honorary guests Nicolas Cage and Adrien Brody. [110]

On 16 September, Kudaibergen performed as the headliner at the Gakku Open-Air Festival in Almaty, to a crowd of 150,000 people. [111] Prior to this event, his highest recorded note was G#7 in whistle register, on par with Mariah Carey. [58] At the Gakku Festival, he surpassed himself by hitting D8 during "Unforgettable Day". [112]

In 2017 the Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who was an Olympic medalist and friend of Kudaibergen, [113] began using his rendition of "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" for his skating programs. [114]

2018: Continued success in China and breakthrough in Russia Edit

In 2018, Kudaibergen continued having numerous performances in China. To highlight a few: he performed "Flight of the Bumblebee" and "Auld Lang Syne" (in Mandarin), accompanied by pianists Wu Muye and Maksim Mrvica, at the CCTV Spring Festival Gala [115] "Jasmine" in a duet with the Grammy-winner Wu Tong at the Chinese New Year Gala [116] a rendition of Lionel Richie's "Hello" as a guest performer at Singer 2018 [117] and "Daididau", accompanied by an orchestra, at the One Belt One Road Gala. [118] He was invited as guest and performer at the "Choose Big Star" variety show [119] performed "You and Me" in a duet with Wáng Lì at the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival, [120] and premiered his first English single "Screaming" at the "Idol Hits" show. [121] In December he performed his own composition "Unforgettable Day" at the Miss World 2018 Final, [122] and Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On” at the Hainan International Film Festival. [ citation needed ]

Kudaibergen also participated in the "PhantaCity" short video play, [123] in which he starred as the main actor and performed "If I Never Breathe Again" and "When You Believe". [124]

He held three solo concerts in 2018: two "D-Dynasty" concerts in Fuzhou, [125] and Shenzhen [126] and a solo concert in London, within the scope of the "Kazakhstan Day of Culture". [127]

In May, Kudaibergen performed at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. [128] In July, he appeared at the Slavic Bazaar 2018 in Vitebsk, Belarus, as a judge and guest performer, and sang "SOS d'un terrien en détresse". [ citation needed ] In September, he participated as a guest at the international contest for young pop singers New Wave in Sochi, Russia, where he performed "Sinful Passion" for the first time, and sang "Adagio" at the closing ceremony. [ citation needed ]

In November 2018 his collaboration with the renowned Russian composer Igor Krutoy started with their first single "Love of Tired Swans" (Russian: "Любовь уставших лебедей" , "Lyubov' ustavshikh lebedey"). [ citation needed ] Many performances in Russia followed and in December, at the annual "Pesnya Goda" Gala in Moscow, "Love of Tired Swans" was awarded one of the best songs of 2018. [129]

2019: The World's Best in the United States and solo concert Arnau Edit

In January, he joined the Super Vocal TV competition for classical singers in China as a member of the judges. [130]

In early 2019, Kudaibergen participated in the CBS talent competition The World's Best, in which he was presented to the US audience as the "Six Octave Man" [131] and "man with the world's widest vocal range". [132] [133] He performed "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" in the audition round and "All by Myself" in the battle round. Despite being listed as front-runner, [134] [135] Kudaibergen withdrew from the competition in the champions round (semi-final), citing that he wished to leave the opportunity to younger performers, and after withdrawing he performed a riveting version of "Adagio" (the other two contestants of this round were the 13-year-old Indian pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram and the 12-year-old Kazakh singer Daneliya Tuleshova). [135]

On 13 June 2019, he released his first album, iD, in China. [ citation needed ] It reached platinum status within 37 seconds after release, and triple-platinum within the first hour. [136]

He held his second large-scale solo concert, Arnau, in the Astana Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on 29 June 2019, and the sell-out performance attracted 40.000 people [ citation needed ] from 64 countries. [ citation needed ]

In 2019, the collaboration with Igor Krutoy continued with the songs "Mademoiselle Hyde", "Love is Like a Dream" (Russian: Любовь, похожая на сон ), "Know" (Russian: Знай ), "Olimpico" (also known as "Ogni Pietra"), "Where Love Lives" (Russian: Там, где живет любовь ), "Passione", "Ulisse" (duet with Aida Garifullina) and "Ti Amo Così" (with Aida Garifullina and Lara Fabian), "Love of Tired Swans" (Russian: Любовь уставших лебедей ) . In October and November, he joined Krutoy as a guest performer on the Igor Krutoy Anniversary Tour, performing in New York City, Dubai, [137] Minsk, [ citation needed ] and Düsseldorf. [138]

On 5 December 2019, Kudaibergen was awarded "Best Vocalist in Classical Music" and won a Special Prize for "Discovery of the Year" at the Russian National Music Awards "Victoria" that are considered the Russian equivalent to the Grammy Awards. [139] [140]

Kudaibergen gave his first solo concert in the USA on 10 December 2019. [141] The show was titled Arnau Envoy and took place at the Barclays Center in New York. The venue was sold out [ citation needed ] with 19,000 spectators [142] from 63 countries. [143]

Among Kudaibergen's 2019 performances in Russia were his guest performances at the New Wave in Sochi, [ citation needed ] his headlining performance at the closing ceremony of the WorldSkills championships in Kazan, [144] and the Igor Krutoy Anniversary Gala on Ice in Moscow. [145]

He also had more performances in China, including a Queen medley that he performed with the Super Vocal Finalists at Singer 2019 [ citation needed ] a headlining performance at the Mount Emei Music Festival [ citation needed ] at the Asian Culture Carnival at the Opening Ceremony of the Jackie Chan International Action Film Week [146] at the Closing and Award Ceremony of the Silk Road International Film Festival [ citation needed ] and a guest performance at Masked Singer China. [133]

Other international performances included the premiere of his song "Olimpico" (also known as "Ogni Pietra") at the Opening Ceremony of the European Games in Minsk, Belarus [ citation needed ] and he represented Kazakhstan at the 2019 ABU TV Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, performing "SOS d'un terrien en détresse". [147]

2020: Arnau tour and appearance on MTV USA Edit

In early 2020, he appeared on two movie soundtracks, singing Hāi pí yíxià (Chinese: 嗨皮一下 ) for Vanguard [148] and Across Endless Dimensions, theme song of Creators: The Past. [29]

In February his Arnau Europe Tour started, [ citation needed ] but was interrupted in March due to COVID-19 pandemic. [149]

On 18 June 2020, IPZUSA, a company based in New Jersey, officially announced on its website that a contract had been signed with Kudaibergen, to provide family-focused management, representation and consulting. [150]

On 30 September 2020, it was announced that Kudaibergen would debut a Kazakh language song [151] being the first artist from Kazakhstan to appear on the official YouTube channel of MTV USA. [152] His songs continued to be ranked in the Top 5 by MTV USA Livestream for the next 10 weeks from 2 October to 18 December 2020. Interviews were broadcast on MTV USA Youtube Livestream with Kudaibergen and Host Kevan Kenney between December 2020 and February 2021. [153] [154]

In November 2020 Kudaibergen was interviewed for Muz-TV answering questions about his career and life. [155]

On 3 December 2020, it was announced that Kudaibergen would be presenting his first online digital concert on a global streaming platform, Tixr. [156] The online concert Dimash Digital Show was to be a charity event, with part of the proceeds donated to Project C.U.R.E. [157]

In December 2020, Kudaibergen released his new music video for "I Miss You" with the collaboration of the Russian director Evgeny Kuritsyn. [158]

2021: Dimash Digital Show Edit

On 16 January 2021, Kudaibergen held his first online concert --- Dimash Digital Show. [159] His performance of "SOS d'un terrien en détresse", "War and Peace", along with 15 other songs, marked the artist's collaboration with Project C.U.R.E.

Later that week two special performances (on 17 January, "Samaltau", [160] and on 20 January, "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" [161] ) performed by Kudaibergen were streamed by Sister Cities International for their 2021 Online Annual Gala Event, with the theme All Roads Lead to Diplomacy. [162]

On 31 January 2021, the single "Golden" music video by Kudaibergen made its official debut via the Tixr American streaming platform immediately following the encore of the Dimash Digital Show on the same day. [163]

From 15 January to 4 June 2021, Kudaibergen continually received a Top 5 ranking from the MTV USA Friday Livestream. [164] For 29 Weeks, from October 2020 to June 2021, there have been five top rated Kudaibergen music videos streamed by MTV USA Friday Livestream to the North American market and around the world.

In March 2021 and May 2021 Kudaibergen released videos of his singles for Kazakhstan celebrations, "Golden" for Nauryz, along with "Amanat" and "Kieli Meken", and "Qairan Elim" for the Unity Day. In May 2021, he also released a new music video for "Across Endless Dimensions", the OST for the Italian movie Creators: The Past. In April 2021 Kudaibergen released "Be With Me", his single [165] and a new music video, [166] the song originally premiered during his Dimash Digital Show on 16 January 2021. In June 2021, Kudaibergen released a new instrumental "River of Love" along with eminent Kazakh composer, Renat Gaissin.

Kudaibergen is well-recognized for his extremerly wide and developed vocal range. [167] [168] [169] [170] His sung range expands 5 octaves and 10 semitones, from E2 to C6 to F#6 and, finally, D8. This sequence shows his lowest note [171] hit in chest voice, his highest note [172] hit with his full modal voice, his highest note [173] hit using falsetto, and his highest overall note, [174] hit using the whistle register.

In terms of full notes hit, Dimash has used growls and frys to hit spoken notes below E2, [175] some of which may or may not be counted as part of his range. This includes an Eb2, an A1 and a F#1, [176] various other frys around Eb2 and D2, [177] and a G#1 and a Bb1. [178] Therefore, if counted, his range expands to 6 octaves and 8 semitones.

Kudaibergen sings in multiple musical genres. [179] His main genre is classical crossover, [2] [180] but he also sings classical music (bel canto [181] [182] ), [139] pop, [23] [183] folk [136] and world music. [180] [184] He uses musical elements, and vocal styles and techniques of many other genres, [2] [185] including jazz, [22] [186] rock (e.g. screams), [2] [187] [188] RnB, [ citation needed ] musical theater, [21] [65] and rap. [189]

He is also known for his use of the whistle register, [3] [112] [190] and for singing in full head voice. [3] [191]

Modeling Edit

Kudaibergen has been a model for fashion labels [192] [193] and for Lifestyle and Fashion magazines. He was on the magazine covers of Men's Health, [194] Southern Metropolis, [194] Starbox, [195] Easy, [196] L’Officiel Hommes, [197] Ivyplume, [198] Chic, [199] Chic Teen, and Elle. [200] He was also featured in photo series of other magazines, including Cosmopolitan [201] and OnlyLady, [202] and in fashion videos for e.g. Elle Shop [203] and Cosmopolitan. [204]

Acting Edit

Kudaibergen starred as an actor in several Chinese [93] [123] and Russian [205] [206] TV productions.

Singing contests Edit

Kudaibergen is the initiator of the annual Kazah Baqytty Bala Children's Singing Contest. [207] [208] He also served as a jury member for Bala Dausy, [60] Slavic Bazaar [ citation needed ] and Super Vocal. [130]

Contests
Date Competition Location Result
2019 Feb–Mar CBS talent competition show The World's Best Hollywood, CA, United States withdrew in semi-final [135]
2017, Jan–Apr Hunan TV Singer 2017 Changsha, China 2nd place [209]
2015-07-(9-13) International Festival of Arts Slavic Bazaar Vitebsk, Belarus Grand Prix [48]
2013-07-19 International Festival of Young Performers Meikin Asia Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan Grand Prix [210] [41]
2012-09-09 International TV Contest of Young Performers Oriental Bazaar Yalta, Ukraine 1st prize [211]
2012-05-20 Republican Contest for Young Performers Under 30 Zhas Kanat Astana, Kazakhstan Grand Prix [212]
2010 International Festival Sonorous Voices of Baikonur Baikonur, Kazakhstan 1st place [10]
2000 Republic Contest Aynalayin Aktobe, Kazakhstan 1st place (category piano) [10]
Awards
Date Event Location Award
2020-06-29 Sina Awards Beijing, China "Most Popular Foreign Artist of the Year" [213]
2020-04-23 Annual ZD Awards Moscow, Russia "Cover Song of the Year" Award for Kudaibergen's rendition of "Love is Like a Dream" (Russian: "Любовь, похожая на сон" ) (composed by Igor Krutoy and originally sung by Alla Pugacheva) [214]
2020-03-03 Annual Ticketon Awards in the Field of Culture, Art and Sports Almaty, Kazakhstan "Pop Concert of the Year" Award for Kudaibergen's solo concert "Arnau" [215]
2020-01-18 National People's Favorite Awards Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan "Cultural Figure of the Year" [216]
2020-01-11 JSTYLE China Attitude Trend Setting Awards Pingyao, China "Best Male Singer of the Year" [217]
2019-12-26 10th DoNews RenRen Awards Beijing, China "Most Popular Foreign Artist of the Year" [218]
2019-12-07 Annual Pesnya Goda Gala Moscow, Russia "Singer of the Year" [219]
2019-12-07 Annual Pesnya Goda Gala Moscow, Russia Awards for the composer Igor Krutoy, the lyricist Lilia Vinogradova and the singer Kudaibergen for the song "Olimpico" (also known as "Ogni Pietra") as one of the best songs of the year 2019 [220]
2019-12-07 Annual Pesnya Goda Gala Moscow, Russia Awards for the composer Igor Krutoy, the poet Mikail Gutseriev and the singer Kudaibergen for the song "Know" (Russian: "Знай" ) as one of the best songs of the year 2019 [221] [222]
2019-12-05 Russian National Music Awards "Victoria" Moscow, Russia "Best Vocalist of the Year in Classical Music" [139] [140]
2019-12-05 Russian National Music Awards "Victoria" Moscow, Russia Special Prize for "Discovery of the Year" [139] [140]
2018-12-16 The Silk Road Cohesion Awards Shanghai, China "Most Influential Singer of The Year" [223]
2018-12-01 Annual Pesnya Goda Gala Moscow, Russia Awards for the composer Igor Krutoy, the poet Mikail Gutseriev and the singer Kudaibergen for the song "Love of Tired Swans" (Russian: "Любовь уставших лебедей" ) as one of the best songs of the year 2018 [129]
2018-02-10 Top Global Chinese Music Awards Beijing, China "Most Popular Singer of the Year" [224]
2018-02-01 Belt and Road International Brand Spring Festival Gala Beijing, China "Friendship Outstanding Contribution" Award [225]
2018-01-27 Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Beijing, China "Best Artist of the Year" [226] [227]
2018-01-18 Weibo Annual Awards Beijing, China "New Music Power of the Year" [228]
2017-12-27 Golden Mango Star Awards Changsha, China "Most Popular Male Singer" [229]
2017-12-21 Beauty Touching Annual Charity Gala Beijing, China "Best International Singer" [230]
2017-12-02 iQIYI Awards Gala Beijing, China "Most Popular Male Singer" [231]
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Documentaries about Kudaibergen
Year TV channel English Title Original Title Language
2020 Khabar TV and Kazakh TV Dimash Show Inspiration [258] Russian: Dimash Show Вдохновение (Dimash Show Vdokhnoveniye) Kazakh and Russian
2020 Khabar TV and Kazakh TV Dimash Show Entourage [259] Russian: Dimash Show Окружение (Dimash Show Okruzheniye) Kazakh and Russian
2020 Khabar TV Dimash Show RISING [260] Kazakh: Dimash Show САМҒАУ (Dimash Show SAMĞAW) Kazakh and Russian
2020 Khabar TV and Kazakh TV Dimash Show [261] Dimash Show Kazakh and Russian
2019 Qazaqstan TV DIMASH [262] DIMASH Kazakh and Russian
2017 Khabar TV Great Dimash [263] Kazakh: Дүлдүл Димаш (Düldül Dimash) Kazakh
2017 Hunan TV Dimash The Singer [264] Chinese: 迪玛希 歌手 (Dí mǎ xī Gēshǒu) Mandarin and Kazakh
Acting roles
Year Production type TV channel English Title Original Title Language Role Remarks
2020 Short Movie (Comedy) KTO Krutoy, Krutaya and the Coolest [205] [206] Russian: Крутой, Крутая и самые крутые (Krutoy, Krutaya i samyye krutyye) Russian Supporting role (in 3 roles: a soldier, a singer and as himself) Consists of remakes of scenes from popular Soviet comedy movies
2019 TV Musical NTV 1001 Nights, Territory of Love [ citation needed ] Russian: 1001 ночь, или Территория любви (1001 noch', ili Territoriya lyubvi) Russian Supporting role (a Middle Eastern prince) Featured Kudaibergen's song "Love of Tired Swans" the lyrics of all featured songs were written by the Russian poet Mikail Gutseriev
2018 Short Movie (Drama) Hunan TV PhantaCity [123] PhantaCity Mandarin and English Main role (a boxer) Featured Kudaibergen's songs "If I Never Breathe Again" and "When You Believe"
2017 TV Show (one episode) iQiyi My Boyfriend's A Superstar/Fan Fan Boyfriend [93] Chinese: 饭饭男友 (Fàn fàn nányǒu) Mandarin and Kazakh Main role (a fan's boyfriend)
Solo concert TV productions
Year TV channel Title Concert Location
2020 Inter Arnau Kyiv [265] Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Qazaqstan TV Arnau Envoy [266] New York City, USA
2019 Khabar TV and Kazakh TV Saint Petersburg Solo Concert [267] Saint Petersburg, Russia
2019 Qazaqstan TV Arnau [268] Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
2019 Qazaqstan TV and NTV D-Dynasty Moscow [ citation needed ] Moscow, Russia
2018 iQiyi D-Dynasty Fuzhou [269] Fuzhou, China
2017 iQiyi D-Dynasty Changsha [270] Changsha, China
2017 Channel 31 Bastau (Kazakh: Бастау ) [271] Astana, Kazakhstan

Solo Concerts Edit

Solo concerts
Date Title Location Venue Attendance Remark
2019-12-10 Arnau Envoy [143] New York City, USA Barclays Center 19.000 [142] Sold out [ citation needed ]
2019-11-29 Saint Petersburg Solo Concert [ citation needed ] St.Petersburg, Russia Ice Palace 13.000 [272] Sold out [272]
2019-10-18 WOW Arena Solo Concert [ citation needed ] Sochi, Russia WOW Arena 3.000 [273] Sold out [274]
2019-06-29 Arnau [ citation needed ] Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Astana Arena 40.000 [ citation needed ] Sold out [ citation needed ] Audience members from 64 countries Won Ticketon Award for "Best Pop Concert of the Year" [215] Funds from the concert were donated to the victims of the Arys explosions [275]
2018-11-19 London Solo Concert (as part of the Kazakhstan Day of Culture in UK) [127] London, UK Indigo at The O2 2.800 [127] Sold out [127] Audience members from 45 countries [127] All proceeds went to support young talents from Kazakhstan and sponsor youth’ participation in international contests [127]
2017-06-27 Bastau [106] Astana, Kazakhstan Astana Arena 30.000 [106] Sold out [107]

Tours Edit

Arnau Tour
Date Location Venue Attendance Remark
2020-03-11 Kyiv, Ukraine [276] Sports Palace 7.000 [277] Sold out Audience members from 20 countries [276]
2020-03-09 Moscow, Russia [ citation needed ] Megasport Sport Palace 14.000 [ citation needed ] Sold out [ citation needed ]
2020-03-07 Riga, Latvia [278] Arena Riga 14.500 [ citation needed ] Sold out [ citation needed ] Audience members from more than 30 countries [278]
2020-02-23 Yekaterinburg, Russia [ citation needed ] Yekaterinburg EXPO 5.000 [ citation needed ] Sold out [ citation needed ]
2020-02-20 Kazan, Russia [ citation needed ] TatNeft Arena 10.500 [ citation needed ] Sold out [ citation needed ]
2020-02-16 Krasnodar, Russia [ citation needed ] Basket Hall 7.500 [ citation needed ] Sold out [279]
D-Dynasty Tour
Date Location Venue Attendance Remark
2019-03-23 Moscow, Russia [280] Kremlin Palace 6.000 [ citation needed ] Sold out [279] Second show added
2019-03-22 Moscow, Russia [280] Kremlin Palace 6.000 [ citation needed ] Sold out [ citation needed ]
2018-05-19 Shenzhen, China [281] Universiade Sports Centre 19.500 [24] Sold out [281]
2018-01-05 Fuzhou, China [282] Haixia Olympic Center Indoor Arena 13.000 [269] Sold out [282]
2017-12-16 Changsha, China [270] Hunan International Center [283] 10.000 [284] Sold out [284]
Unforgettable Day Tour
Date Number of shows Locations Remark
April - December 2016 27 solo concerts in 25 cities of Kazakhstan and in two cities of Russia (Kazan, Ufa) [58] First solo tour [ citation needed ] Included 25 concerts in 25 regions of Kazakhstan in honor of the 25th anniversary of the country's Independence [ citation needed ]

Kudaibergen calls his fans "Dears", [285] [286] which he explains in his own words as follows: "They are so devoted and give me so much support! So they are very dear to me. They are like family to me. Just as we love every member of the family, I love and cherish my fans and call them my dears." [ citation needed ]

In 2015, Dimash Kudaibergen gave a charitable concert, named "From Heart to Heart", in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, to provide essential medical treatment for a 5-year-old girl. He was joined by the Kazakh pop singer Dosymzhan Tanatarov for the event. [287]

Kudaibergen gave benefit performances at the Grand Charity Ball 2015, in the Kazakhstan cities of Shymkent, [288] Kyzylorda [289] and Uralsk. [290] The events were organized by the Alpamys Sharimov Foundation, and the funds were donated to children with hearing and speech impairment. [291]

In early 2016 he joined the Kazakh "Do Good" campaign that provides help for people with disabilities, illnesses and in financial need. [292]

In 2016, he also gave a benefit performance at the "100 Grandmas and Grandpas" Charity Evening of the "Zaman Are We" Project in Astana, Kazakhstan. The elderly of the regional retirement homes were invited as honorary guests and the funds of the event were used for social, economic and medical help for elderly residents. [293]

Kudaibergen donated all profits of his 2016 "Unforgettable Day" concert, held in his home town Aktobe, to a regional charity organization. With the funds of the concert, seven families in need were supplied with water, utilities, medical care and clothing. A wheel chair accessibility ramp was also set up for a wheelchair-bound resident. [294]

He gave a benefit performance at the Grand Charity Ball 2016, in Uralsk, Kazakhstan. The teenage students of the local boarding school for visually impaired students were invited as honorary guests of the Ball. [295] Several of these students performed a song on stage with him, and Kudaibergen also danced, in the Waltz part of the event, with the visually impaired invited guests. [296] The Grand Charity Ball was organized by the Alpamys Sharimov Foundation, and the funds were donated to children with visual impairments, to this boarding school and to the regional orphanage. [297]

At the Top Chinese Music Awards 2017, within the "Love Recycling" Campaign, he donated the suit from his first performance at Hunan Television's Singer 2017 competition. The suit was auctioned by the Jingdong Platform and all the proceeds were donated to the Care of Children Foundation for children with blood lead poisoning. [298]

Kudaibergen gave charitable performances at the Global Gift Galas 2017 in Paris [101] and Cannes. [33] He was invited by Eva Longoria, Honorary Chair of the Global Gift Foundation. The Foundation provides social and economic help to children, families and women in situations of need. [101]

Kudaibergen hosted a live broadcast for the Live Connection Challenge, a live stream charity campaign launched by Hongdou Live and Weibo Public Welfare. The campaign income was donated to the Audiology Development Foundation of China whose goal is to provide hearing and language rehabilitation for people with hearing impairment. [299]

Kudaibergen donated an autographed dombra to an auction of the Smile Angel Foundation, a Chinese charity which aims to help children born with cleft lips and palates. [300] [301]

A charitable performance was given at the Grand Charity Ball 2017 in Uralsk hosted by the Alpamys Sharimov Foundation. It was held under the motto "Love for All" and the profits were donated to seriously ill people in Kazakhstan. [302]

Kudaibergen gave a charity performance at the "Chinese National Wind Charity Concert", in Beijing, that was held under the motto "Pray for the Year". [303] It was hosted by the China Children's Fund and the China Youth Foundation. The funds from the concert were used to enable music classes in rural Chinese primary schools that could not afford them. [304]

He gave another charitable performance at the Villa International "Beauty Touching" charity event that was jointly hosted by the China Children and Teenagers Fund and "Bridge Culture" (supported by the China Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Association). [305]

Kudaibergen became goodwill ambassador of the "Listen Project" by the Audiology Development Foundation of China Trust Fund that provides hearing aid devices and education to hearing-impaired children. [306]

A charitable performance was given at the Opening Gala of the Kazakh Snow Leopard Foundation whose goal is to save the endangered population and to preserve their natural habitat by creating protected areas. [307]

On 19 November 2018, Kudaibergen gave a solo concert in London, UK, during the Great Britain's Days of Kazakhstan Culture. All proceeds went to promote young talent from Kazakhstan and sponsor youth’ participation in prestigious international contests. [308]

Within the frame of the Shanghai Pet Adoption Day 2019, he became a supporter of the "Love is Home" initiative that aims to improve awareness and to increase adoptions of stray animals. [309]

On his 25th birthday he visited a nursing home for the elderly and the physically impaired in his hometown Aktobe. As it is customary for him on his birthday since his school days, he brought gifts and spent time with the residents. He also performed for them a cappella. [310]

A few days before his "Arnau" Concert of 29 June 2019, in Astana, Kazakhstan, there were explosions [311] near the Kazakhstan city of Arys that caused injuries and casualties. Kudaibergen decided to donate funds from his concert to the victims. [275]

When he was in the Russian city of Kazan for his performance at the WorldSkills 2019, he visited the local children's hospice, to see a seriously ill fan who couldn't attend Kudaibergen's concert due to chemotherapy. [312]

When he was in Kyiv, Ukraine, for his Arnau Tour, he donated clothes and other belongings to an auction for the Ukrainian Okhmatdyt Center for Pedriatric Toxicology that aims to save the lives of children with acute poisoning, and also enables hemodialysis for children with low weight, heart problems and unstable blood pressure. [313]

During COVID-19 pandemic in Kazakhstan, Kudaibergen provided 102 needy families in Nur-Sultan and Aktobe with five tons of food. [314]

On 7 October 2020, Kudaibergen announced his partnership with Michael Kors in support of the charity campaign Food Is Love with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). [315] Kudaibergen and his fans actively participated in the PR campaign during October and November, to draw people's attention to the problem of world hunger through support for the WFP. [316]

In December 2020 a director of Project C.U.R.E., Melisa Espositi, announced Kudaibergen as their new Global Ambassador and organized a ticket giveaway for the Dimash Digital Show charity concert. [317]

On 5 January 2021, it was announced that for the first time in the history of relations between the United States and Kazakhstan, a Kazakh artist, Dimash Kudaibergen was to take part in the annual Sister Cities International (SCI) event, opening the week of celebrations for the inauguration of the newly elected President of the United States, and included award presentations for the 2020 Eisenhower Peace Prize and the Distinguished Leadership. [318]


May 11, 2017 Day112 of the First Year - History

Historical events in the month of May, by Day:

May 1, 1840 - England releases the first 1st adhesive postage stamp.

May 1, 1841 - The first wagon train leaves Independence, Mo for California.

May 1, 1883 - "Buffalo Bill" Cody's first Wild West Show.

May 1, 1884 - Construction begins on the first skyscraper, the 10 story Home Insurance Company building in Chicago, IL.

May 1, 1931 - The Empire State Building was dedicated.

May 1, 1941 - The cereal "Cheerios" hits store shelves.

May 1, 1951 - Slugger Mickey Mantle hits his first home run.

May 1, 1952 - Mr. Potato Head is introduced.

May 2, 1878 - The U.S. stops minting the 20 cent coin.

May 2, 1885 - Good Housekeeping Magazine first hits the newsstands.

May 2, 1932 - Jack Benny's first radio show premieres.

May 2, 1939 - Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,130th game, a baseball record that will last for 57 years until Cal Ripken comes along.

May 3, 1494 - Christopher Columbus discovers "St Iago". It is later renamed Jamaica.

May 3, 1936 - Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut with 3 hits for the NY Yankees.

May 3, 1937 - Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer prize for "Gone With the Wind".

May 3, 1978 - Digital Equipment Corporation sends the first bulk unsolicited commercial emails. spam is born!

May 4, 1626 - Manhattan Island is sold! Native American Indians agree to the deal in exchange for $24 in cloth & buttons.

May 4, 1878 - Phonograph is played for the first time at the Grand Opera House.

May 4, 1932 - Atlanta Penitentiary has a new resident after Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.

May 4, 1934 - Academy of Motion Pictures is founded. (1934)

May 4, 1964 - Soap operas "Another World" and "As the World Turns" premiere.

May 4, 1979 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

May 5, 1260 - Kublai Khan the grandson of Genghis Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.

May 5, 1862 - Mexican forces under Benito Juarez defeated French troops in the Battle of Puebla. Today this battle is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo.

May 5, 1865 - North Bend, Ohio gets on the map. It's the site of the first US train robbery.

May 5,1893 - The New York Stock Exchange crashes, causing the "Great Panic of 1893".

May 5, 1904 - Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history.

May 5, 1968 - Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated.

May 5, 1971 - Alan Shepard rides "Freedom 7" to becomes 1st American in space.

May 6, 1833 - John Deere produces the first steel plow.

May 6, 1915 - The Yale lock is patented.

May 6, 1889 - The Paris Exposition opens with the just completed Eiffel Tower as it's centerpiece.

May 6, 1915 - Future Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth hits his first home run.

May 6, 1937 - The Dirigible Hindenburg explodes into flames at Lakehurst, NJ.

May 6, 1994 - Chunnel linking England & France officially opens.

May 6, 2002 - Entrepreneur Elon Musk forms SpaceX.

May 7, 1789 - The first inaugural ball is held in honor of George Washington and his wife .

May 7, 1888 - George Eastman patents the Box Camera.

May 7, 1934 - The World's largest pearl (6.4kg.) was discovered in the Philippines.

May 7, 1941 - Big band leader Glenn Miller records the "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

May 7, 1945 - Germany signs an unconditional surrender at Rhims, France, ending WWII in Europe.

May 7, 1970 - The Beatles last album is released- "Long and Winding Road".

May 7, 1992 - The maiden voyage of space shuttle Endeavor.

May 8, 1794 - The U.S. Post Office is established.

May 8, 1945 - V-E Day, Germany signs unconditional surrender.

May 8, 1861 - Richmond, Virginia is named the capital of the Confederacy.

May 8, 1879 - George Selden files the first patent for a gas driven automobile.

May 8, 1952 - Mad Magazine hits the newsstands.

May 8, 1980 - The World Health Organization announces that Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide.

May 9, 1869 - A "Golden Spike" was driven into the railroad tracks at Promontory Summit, Utah, connecting the tracks of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, creating the first Transcontinental railroad.

May 9, 1886 - The syrup for Coca Cola is invented by Atlanta Pharmacist John Styth Permerton.

May 9, 1899 - The lawnmower is patented.

May 9, 1914 - President Woodrow Wilson declares Mother's Day.

May 9, 1926 - Americans Richard Boyd and Floyd Bennett become the first to fly over the North Pole.

May 9, 1960 - The Birth control pill is approved by the FDA.

May 10, 1797 - The first U.S. Navy ship, named United States", is launched.

May 10, 1908 - The first Mother's Day is observed in Philadelphia, PA.

May 10, 1969 - The first color pictures of Earth from space are sent back from Apollo 10.

May 10, 1994 - Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president.

May 11, 1916 -Einstein's presents his Theory of General Relativity.

May 11, 1928 - General Electric opens the world's first television station in Schenectady, NY.

May 11, 1947 - BF Goodrich manufactures the first tubeless tire.

May 11, 1951 - Jay Forrester patents computer core memory.

May 12, 1921 - The first National Hospital Day is celebrated honoring the birth of Florence Nightingale.

May 12, 1792 - The flush toilet is patented.

May 12, 1847 - Mormon pioneer William Clayton invents the odometer while crossing the western plains in a covered wagon.

May 13, 1767 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's first opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus" premieres in Salzburg. He wrote it when he was 11 years old.

May 13, 1965 - The Rolling Stones record the now infamous song "Satisfaction".

May 13, 1970 - The Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres.

May 13, 1983 -"Mr. October", Reggie Jackson becomes the first major league ballplayer to strike out 2,000 times.

May 14, 1607 - A party of settlers led by John Smith establish the first permanent English settlement in New World at Jamestown Va.

May 14, 1787 - Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up the Constitution of the United Sates of America.

May 14, 176 - Physician Edward Jenner develops a vaccine for smallpox.

May 14, 1878 - Vaseline petroleum jelly slides onto store shelves for the first time.

May 14, 1973 - The first U.S. space station, "Skylab" is launched.

May 14, 1965 - The last episode of Seinfeld is aired. It's a sad day in May for millions of Seinfeld followers.

May 15, 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln established the Department of Agriculture (USDA)

May 15, 1918 - Regular airmail service inaugurated (between New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC.

May 15, 1940 - Nylon stockings hit the market for first time.

May 15, 1963 - "If I had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul, and Mary wins a Grammy.

May 16, 1817 - Mississippi river steamboat service begins.

May 16, 1866 - Charles Hires invents Root Beer.

May 16, 1920 - Joan of Arc is canonized as a saint.

May 16, 1985 - Michael Jordan is named "NBA Rookie of the Year".

May 17, 1875 - "And They're Off!" as the first Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs.

May 17, 1900 - "The Wonderful World of Oz" is published.

May 17, 1884 - Alaska becomes a U.S. territory.

May 17, 1954 - The first "Running of the Kentucky Derby" is held at Churchill Downs.

May 18, 1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of France

May 18, 1860 - The Republican party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president.

May 18, 1927 - Grumman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood, CA.

May 18, 1965 - Gene Rodenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain. The list includes Kirk.

May 19, 1836 - Ann Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII is beheaded.

May 19, 1884 - Ringling Brothers circus premieres.

May 19, 2018 - American actress Meghan Markle marries England's Prince Harry in a ceremony at Windsor castle, and becomes the Duchess of Sussex..

May 20, 1830 - The fountain pen is patented.

May 20, 1926 - Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies.

May 20, 1990 - Hubble Space Telescope transmits photograph's from space.

May 21, 1602 - Captain Bartholomew Gosnold is the first to see Martha's Vineyard.

May 21, 1861 - Richmond, VA is designated the capital of the Confederacy.

May 21, 1881 - The American Red Cross was formed.

May 22, 1455 - The opening battle in England's 30 year "War of the Roses".

May 22, 1807 - Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried and acquitted of treason.

May 22, 1868 - The Great Train Robbery.

May 22, 1819 - The steamship Savannah departs Savannah, GA to Liverpool, England on the first trans-Atlantic crossing by a steamship.

May 22, 1906 - The Wright Brothers are granted a patent for their "flying machine".

May 22, 1931 - Canned rattlesnake meat goes on sale in Florida.

May 22, 1933 - First reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.

May 22, 1967 - The debut of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood".

May 22, 1977 - After a 94 year run, the Orient Express takes it's final trip across Europe.

May 23, 1785 - Benjamin Franklin invents bifocals.

May 23, 1900 - Associated Press News Service is formed.

May 23, 1934 - Legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana.

May 23, 1958 - Cliff Notes are first used by U.S. school children.

May 24, 1775 - John Hancock is unanimously elected president of the Continental Congress.

May 24, 1830 - Nursery Rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was written by Mary Hale of Boston.

May 24, 1844 - Samuel Morse opens the first telegraph line between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.

May 24, 1883 - The Brooklyn Bridge is formally opened.

May 25, 1927 - Ford ceases production of the Model "T".

May 25, 1961 - President John F. Kennedy announces a goal to put an American astronaut on the moon before the end of the decade.

May 25, 1968 - Gateway arch in St. Louis is dedicated.

May 25, 1977 - The original movie blockbuster "Star Wars, Episode IV" is released.

May 25, 2012 - A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station.

May 26, 1805 - Lewis and Clark are the first to see the Rocky Mountains.

May 26, 1940 - During WWII, the trapped British Expeditionary Force evacuates the European mainland from Dunkirk, France.

May 26, 1994 - Michael Jackson marries Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

May 27, 1647 - Achsah Young is the first woman to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.

May 27, 1919 - The pop-up toaster is patented.

May 27, 1930 - Richard Gurley Drew receives a patent for cellophane tape.

May 27, 1937 - The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge opens. Over 200,000 people go across it on opening day.

May 27, 1941 - German battleship Bismarck is sunk by British navy.

May 28, 1928 - Dodge Brothers Inc. and Chrysler Corporation merge.

May 29, 1849 - Famous Abraham Lincoln quote: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time".

May 29, 1916 - Official flag of the President of the United States is adopted.

May 29, 1919 - Albert Einstein publishes his Theory of Relativity.

May 29, 1942 - Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas" into the record books as the biggest selling record.

May 29, 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary is on top of the world. He is the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

May 30, 1431 - During the Hundred Years War, 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake.

May 30, 1821 - James Boyd patents the fire hose.

May 30, 1889 - The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.

May 30, 1922 - The Lincoln Memorial is completed and dedicated by Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Taft.

May 31, 1790 - U.S. Copyright law is enacted.

May 31, 1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents "flaked cereal".

May 31, 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono record the song "Give Peace a Chance".

May 31, 1977 - The Trans-Alaska pipeline is completed.

May 31, 1990 - Seinfeld television comedy show premieres.

May 31, 2000 - Television reality show "Survivor" premieres.

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1981 Bean Bag Chairs

Shiny vinyl bean bags. Embossed vinyl is fabric supported for durability double-stitched seams, double zippers. Filled with expanded polystyrene beads. Choose from several colors like Federal Blue, Fiesta Red, Jungle Green, Chestnut, Strawberry Pink, or Ebony.

1941 U.S.A. Code Talkers

1941 : The first "Code talkers" Navajo Indians are specially recruited by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater, they provide an unbreakable combat voice communications code.

1941 U.S.A. Citizen Kane

1941 : The movie "Citizen Kane," the first feature film directed by Orson Welles, also starring Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane premiers in New York.

1925 Germany Field Marshall Hinderburg

1925 : Field Marshall Hinderburg a right wing conservative was elected as the president of Germany.

1931 U.S.A. Al Capone

1931 : The Gangster Al Capone is being sought for questioning over the murder of Mike De Pike Hitler from a rival gang by detectives in Chicago a number of other members of his gang.


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Early 1970's

Skateboarders who like Vans' rugged make-up and sticky sole are seen sporting Vans all over Southern California.

The Vans #95, now known as the Era, with a padded collar and different color combinations, is designed by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and becomes the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders.

Vans' "Off the Wall" logo makes its debut.

Vans #36, the Old Skool, debuts with the now famous Vans Sidestripe. The Old Skool is Vans' first skate shoe that incorporated leather panels for increased durability. What started as a random doodle by Paul Van Doren was originally referred to as the "jazz stripe" and has become the unmistakable hallmark of the Vans brand.

The Vans #98 is also introduced and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders, Vans Classic Slip-Ons become the rage in Southern California and will come to be the original Slip-On silhouette that will be known as an icon for generations.

By the end of the 70s, Vans has 70 stores in California and sells through dealers both nationally and internationally.

The Sk8-Hi was introduced in 1978 as "Style 38," and showcased the now-iconic Vans Sidestripe on yet another innovative silhouette. As only the second model featuring the recognizable marker formerly known as the "jazz stripe," the Sk8-Hi took skate functionality to the next level—above the ankle, where skateboarders used and abused their lower extremities the most. The Sk8-Hi not only shielded bones from skateboards catapulted at them but also brought a whole new look to the park.

Vans Classic Slip-Ons gain international attention and appeal when they are worn by Sean Penn in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Vans files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Although the core Vans shoes are selling well, the wide range of products that Vans offers have drained company resources and Vans is not able to overcome debt.

Courts approve re-organization plan as Paul Van Doren returns as President Paul tells all employees that they may not get a raise for three years and they will need to cut back on everything but the quality of Vans shoes.

In three years, Vans has paid back all creditors 100 cents on the dollar and in December, Vans re-emerges from the $12 million debt and Chapter 11.

The Vans Steve Caballero, the first signature skate shoe, is introduced. Vans introduces weather resistant materials to footwear labeled Mountain Edition for the first time.

Vans makes initial public offering of stock at $14 on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Vans introduces the Vans Snowboard Boot in the fall '93 / winter '94 snow season.

Vans sponsors the Warped Tour for the first time In 2001 Vans will buy a controlling interest in what is now the Vans Warped Tour, the longest running concert series in America.

Vans sponsors the inaugural Triple Crown of Skateboarding event.

Vans and Supreme launch long-term partnership with a series of co-branded Old Skools.

Vans begins creating the world's leading action sports series with the purchase of the Triple Crown of Surfing by 2000 the Vans Triple Crown Series will include events in skateboarding, BMX, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, freestyle motocross and supercross. The Series is broadcast on ESPN2.

Vans opens first of its kind, 46,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange mall in Orange County.

Daniel Franck wins Olympic Silver Medal in Vans snowboard boots at the Nagano Games.

Vans recognized by Forbes as one of "America's Best Small Companies for 2000."

Vans assists with the production of "Dogtown and Z-Boys," Stacy Peralta's look at the beginnings of skateboarding and the personalities that evolved the sport. The film takes the Audience Award and Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is narrated by Sean Penn. Shortly after, the film will be released to the public further cementing Vans' heritage in skateboarding.

Vans enters into television broadcast deals for the Vans Triple Crown Series with NBC Sports and Fox Sports Net.

Vans buys controlling interest of the Vans Warped Tour, the nation's leading action sports and music festival.

Danny Kass and Doriane Vidal each win medals at the Salt Lake City Olympic games wearing Vans snowboard boots.

Vans skate team embarks on its first-ever international tour when the Pleased to Meet You Tour hits seven countries in Europe and then returns to the States for stops in 30 cities.

The Vans Triple Crown Series is bigger than ever with more than 285,000 event attendees and another 50 million + watching on NBC Sports and Fox Sports Net.

Vans launches the Vault by Vans collection, an offering of timeless footwear melding the worlds of high-fashion and premium design to Vans' classic silhouettes.

Vans launches Vans Customs at www.vans.com, allowing would be fashion designers to create their own Classic Slip-ons utilizing hundreds of different color and pattern combinations. In October, the Old Skool is added to styles available.

In June, VF Corporation completes purchase of Vans for $396 million including stock options.

The Vans Warped Tour, passing the 500,000-attendee plateau for the first time, celebrates its 10 th Anniversary.

In an event that many in the skate industry claim may be the best bowl contest of all time, Rune Glifberg, Chris Miller and Cara-Beth Burnside are winners at the inaugural Pro-tec Pool Party in the replica of the legendary and dearly-departed Combi Bowl at the Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange. The May 14 event takes place in front of a packed house and draws a throng of past masters and top pros.

Vans creates a new concept in skate street contests with the Vans Downtown Showdown, held in the Universal Studios Back Lot on Labor Day. Skateboard companies are invited to submit designs for obstacles that were then sessioned in a Brooklyn city block setting. Toy Machine took the team title, while Chris Cole and Angel Ramirez took the Pro and Am titles, respectively.

The freestyle BMX world descends on Las Vegas at the end of September for the first Vans/Hard Rock Let it Ride BMX Jam. Ryan Guettler takes the Dirt title, while Scotty Cranmer wins the Street crown.

Vans continues to forge innovative collaborative efforts through the Vault by Vans line with Vans sneaker combinations with design giant Marc Jacobs and OC up-and-comers Trovata flying off shelves.

Vans celebrates 40 years at the heart of youth culture.

Long known as the leader in action sports footwear, Vans launches an extensive apparel collection for both men and women. Pro skater Anthony Van Engelen becomes the first team rider for Vans Apparel.

Vans renews old acquaintances when legendary skater Christian Hosoi joins the team. Skaters celebrate by snapping up the limited edition Hosoi Rising Sun Sk8-Hi.

Recognizing the cultural relevance of the Vans Warped Tour and its significance to the punk-rock and skate community, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland opens an exhibit documenting the Tour's first 12 years.

Vans releases perhaps its most anticipated special collection to date with the Vans x The Simpsons series that features artwork from Kaws, Stash, Gary Panter, Geoff McFetridge, Dave Flores, Futura, Mr. Cartoon, Sam Messner, Taka Hayashi, Tony Munoz, Todd James and Neckface.

Vans brings its brand of youth culture to China with the opening of the first Vans retail store in Shanghai.

Long-time Vans surf team rider Joel Tudor signs on as the first surfer on Vans' apparel program.

Harry N. Abrams publishes "Vans: Off the Wall, Stories of Sole from Vans Originals" which recounts the story of the many action sports legends, artists and musicians who have helped shape Vans as an icon of California culture.

Vans opens the House of Vans event space in Brooklyn, NY with music by Public Enemy and a hard charging bowl session headlined by skate legends Tony Alva, Steve Caballero and Omar Hassan.

326 schools across the United States participate in Vans Custom Culture, the high school shoe customization contest which culminates in four schools traveling to Vans' home turf for a weekend of activities including the final showcase at the Orange County Museum of Art. Winning school Rio Rancho High School of New Mexico receives a $10,000 grant towards the school's art programs.

Joel Tudor and Vans create the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational contest series to showcase progressive longboard surfing. In the first two years, the Duct Tape contests were held in such iconic surf venues as Virginia Beach, Montauk, Santa Cruz, Malibu and Salinas, Spain.

Vans partners with boutique surf shop Thalia to open its first partner retail space, Vans by Thalia Surf Shop. The store highlights Vans surf apparel and footwear, in addition to an assortment of lifestyle-driven pieces.

Vans releases its first-ever surf film, "Get-N Classic, Vol. 1" featuring the Gudauskas brothers, Joel Tudor, John Florence and the rest of the Vans surf team. Vans surf program is clicking on all cylinders with the addition of the team's first Australian in Wade Goodall and one of the most exciting surfers in the world, Dane Reynolds.

Vans' global expansion continues with milestones including distribution into India, our first international partner store with Off the Hook (OTH) in Montreal and Vans by Fly Streetwear in Shanghai, plus the opening of the first company-owned Vans stores in Mexico.

Stateside, Vans opens its first partner store on the East Coast and the first company retail space in Manhattan when the Vans DQM General opens in SoHo.

In November, Vans passes $1 billion in annual global sales for the first time in its history as the largest single action sports brand in the world and the first company rooted in skateboarding to achieve this level of success.

Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart cements her celebrity status on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a pair of black and white Checkerboard Slip-Ons forever stamping the notorious cement with the Vans Waffle Sole.

Vans celebrates the 20 th anniversary of the Half Cab, Steve Caballero's iconic skateboarding style, widely regarded as the most important shoe in the history of skateboarding and skate culture.

No Room for Rockstars debuts in April as the first full-length documentary film about the Vans Warped Tour, produced by the same team that brought to life Dogtown and Z-Boys. The film is accepted into the Slamdance Film Festival as a featured presentation and shoots to the top of the iTunes Documentary Chart.

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing celebrated 30 years as the ultimate contest series in surf.

Vans introduces the new UltraCush Lite technology in its LXVI footwear line. The UltraCush Lite is a custom blend of foams designed to provide superlight cushioning.

Vans introduces the first vulcanized cupsole. The new WAFFLECUP™ technology combines the best of both worlds with the support and durability of a cupsole and the superior boardfeel and grip of the traditional Vans vulcanized shoe.

Vans' Get-N Classic Vol. 2 is released in October.

In an anniversary year, Vans celebrates 10 years of premium sneaker design with the anniversary of the Vault by Vans collection.

Vans celebrates 20 years of snowboarding heritage with the debut of its retrospective film Twenty Years: Off the Wall, On the Snow, produced in partnership with Mike Hatchett, legendary filmmaker and founder of Standard Films.

In celebration of 20 years of snow, Vans releases Mountain Edition Apparel, which offers a range of streetwear designs and is the first apparel collection designed specifically for the snow.

Vans collaborates with rock band Metallica. Each Metallica member - James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - designs his own shoe and collaborates with Vans athletes including Pat Moore, Steve Caballero, Nathan Fletcher and Tony Trujillo for a special OffTheWall.TV series further defining what is means to be a part of the Vans family.

In July, Vans becomes the title sponsor for the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California.

Vans teams up with Disney for a Fall 2013 collaboration featuring some of the most beloved Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Donald Duck on Vans' classic shoes bringing back designs from the late 80's that had been lost from the archives.

More than 1,000 schools from all 50 states participate in Vans' Custom Culture Contest. Vans partnered with truth, Americans for the Arts, and Journeys to help raise awareness about the importance of arts in high schools. Vans has now contributed over $300,000 to support high school art programs

Vans Custom Culture expands to Brazil with 50 schools participating within the first year.

House of Vans takes to the Mohawk Stage at Austin's South by Southwest music festival.

Professional skateboarder Chima Ferguson and Vans create the Chima Pro shoe collection, the first signature pro model in six years.

The Ductumentary short film is released featuring Joel Tudor's contribution to surfing. Directed by Graham Nash and Reagan Richie, the film features Joel Tudor, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, Ryan Burch, Jared Mell and more.

Vans implements a live webcast for its Triple Crown of Surfing event. The live webcast allows 3.5 million people from over 70 countries to view the competition, the most in its history. The final day of the competition received over 1 million in viewers alone.

Iouri 'iPod' Podladtchikov wins gold at the Sochi Olympic games wearing Vans snowboard boots dethroning previous gold medalist Shaun White.

Vans launches it's Living Off The Wall brand campaign. The campaign features documentarians from around the globe using words, images and motion pictures to embody the roots of originality defining Vans as Off The Wall.

In March, Vans opens a 42,000 square foot skatepark in Huntington Beach California. 1,000 people attend opening day skateboarding elite Geoff Rowley, Johnny Layton, Kyle Walker and Christian Hosoi.

Vans teams up with the Beatles franchise to create the Spring 2014 The Beatles Yellow Submarine by Vans collection inspired by the iconic artwork from The Yellow Submarine album and film.

In March, Vans takes the SXSW festival further with a five-day music activation at the House of Vans at the Mohawk stage and the creation of the Vans Village hosting daily open mic sessions for aspiring local musicians, a competitive BMX ramp and pop-up shop with a full Vans retail experience. Vans also releases four band reissues in celebration of the music festival.

In May, Vans celebrates the 10 th annual Vans Pool Party, and introduced a Legends division for the first time. Legend winners are Chris Miller, Jeff Grosso, and Christian Hosoi. Master winners are Bruno Passos, Brian Patch, and Darren Navarette.

Legendary Skateboarder Geoff Rowley joins the brand's impressive apparel program. Geoff Rowley-one hundred percent Skateboarder, now one hundred percent Vans

The Vans Warped Tour celebrates 20 years of music and kicks off the season with a live webcast of opening day.

In the fourth year, 2,000 schools participate in the Vans Custom Culture high school art competition. Vans has put more than $375,000 back into high school art programs nationwide to date. Vans Custom Culture Brazil enters its second year with 147 schools participating in the art competition.

Vans takes off to a galaxy far, far away for an out-of-this-world collection featuring artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy. The Force is strong with Vans, offering products that extends from Classics and Vault by Vans footwear to men's apparel and women's accessories. By combining heritage Vans prints with iconic Star Wars characters, both entities present a truly unique capsule this universe has not yet seen.

In July, Get-N Classic Vol. 3 is released featuring the Vans Surf Team, including legends Nathan Fletcher and Joel Tudor, Dane Reynolds, the Gudauskas brothers, Dylan Graves, Ivan and Nathan Florence, Leila Hurst, and more!

Vans, in partnership with Berklee College of Music, the world's leading college of contemporary music, proudly announce that Miette Hope-Goldman, 17-year-old singer-songwriter, has been named the first recipient of the Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship - a four-year award covering tuition, room and board.

In August, House of Vans London, a 3,000sqm art, music and skate space under Waterloo station opens in London's creative playground. Representing the eclectic diversity of London and the cultures that have embraced Vans from its humble beginnings, through five decades, House of Vans opens with a showcase of creativity and a commitment to nurturing its next generation.

Steve Van Doren along with legends Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi, traveled to Boston in October to break ground on the long-awaited Lynch Family Skatepark that will open in Boston in 2015. For more than a decade, the Charles River Conservancy has battled to provide a safe environment and free park for local skateboarders and BMX riders.

Vans unveils a new retail experience in the high fashion district of Apgujeong in Seoul, Korea. Spreading across two floors and covering 330-square-meters in the heart of Rodeo Street, the new the Apgujeong store pays homage to Vans' long standing heritage and is designed as an immersive brand experience. On December 12, the local community celebrated the store opening with a live performance by Vans skateboarding legend Tony Alva.

Vans, is chosen as "Brand of the Year" by Footwear News during the trade publication's annual Achievement Awards in December 2014. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony and creative directors behind Kenzo, present the award to Vans President Kevin Bailey.

In May 2015, Vans makes skateboarding history with the highly anticipated launch of PROPELLER: A Vans Skateboarding Video, Vans' first-ever skateboarding film. This momentous occasion saw valuable international exposure for the Vans Pro Skate Team and even more global recognition for Vans' storied legacy in skateboarding. PROPELLER becomes one of the fastest-selling skate films to ever hit iTunes.

In the summer of 2015, Vans releases the Disney and Vans 'Young at Heart' and the Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collections. These collaborations become instant fan favorites selling out across the globe.

Vans debuts Geoff Rowley's first signature apparel collection with the launch of the new Rowley Solos in Pro Skate.

The Vans Online Integration Team received the "2015 VF Pinnacle Award". The prestigious honor is granted annually to one team in VF globally that has advanced the company's strategy imperatives through collaboration and excelling with a One VF approach.

2015 marks the 10 th anniversary of the Vans Syndicate collection, Vans Pro Skate's celebration of the diverse heritage of ideas, attitudes and influences that make up skateboarding's unique culture. Vans pays tribute to this milestone by returning to several original Syndicate collaborators to represent a decade of iconoclastic style and heritage.

On March 16, 2016, Vans celebrates 50 years of “Off The Wall” heritage with the launch of The Story of Vans campaign. The historical multi-media campaign breaks records in viewership and is seen around the world in multiple languages. With a nod to the past and eyes on the future, Vans also expands the House of Vans by hosting ten activations around the world to honor the brand’s diverse history, while welcoming newcomers to the Vans family.

Vans cements 50 Years of heritage and progression with the Vans Pro Classics Anniversary Collection. Showcasing the most iconic footwear silhouettes from the archive, Vans re-issues heritage skate models upgraded with modern performance technologies, and designed exclusively for skateboarding. This collection is the ultimate culmination of Vans’ leadership in skateboarding, providing “The best, only better” from the Vans Pro Skate category.

Vans establishes skateboarding’s first ever men’s and women’s Park Terrain World Championship Series, the Vans Park Series. The Vans Park Series seeks to grow participation of skateboarding internationally and inspire the culture and values of skateboarding onto the global stage.

In June, Vans premiered Illustrated, the brands first full-length BMX film at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas. The Vans BMX Team is a group of individuals who are constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be done on two wheels. In doing so, each rider illustrates their own artistic approach and style on the many canvases of concrete, dirt and wood. Even after they are done riding their marks can still be seen in what has been left behind from the tire tracks in the dirt to the marks on the walls, rails and ledges. This is Illustrated

Vans continues to inspire creativity with expansion of its Vans Customs platform. The new system offers customization across a range of footwear classifications and allows the customs designer more freedom than ever to develop personal and unique designs.

Capping off an exciting year of events celebrating Vans’ 50th anniversary around the globe, House of Vans London welcomed one of the most influential rock bands in history, Metallica to the stage with a special intimate live performance to launch their eleventh studio album, Hardwired… to Self Destruct.

Vans launches its 2017 brand campaign – This Is “Off The Wall”, defining the evolved meaning of the iconic slogan. The campaign brings to life what it means to live “Off The Wall” through a series of short films showcasing individuals who inspire the brand through their creativity, authenticity and passion. This is our story. This is “Off The Wall”.

House of Vans Chicago opens up with a two-day celebration in early February. The event kicks off with music and a photography exhibit highlighting memorable moments at House of Vans locations worldwide. As the cultural hub of the Vans brand, this opening marks the third permanent location to date. House of Vans is where “Off The Wall” lives and serves as a direct connection for fans to experience the Vans brand globally.

Talented Vans pro skateboarder, Lizzie Armanto turns pro! Lizzie earns the coveted cover of Thrasher Magazine in May 2017. She is the first female to grace the cover of skateboarding’s famed bible in over two decades.

After 51 years of moving across the heart of Southern California, Vans, the original action sports brand and the icon of creative expression, has settled into a new global headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. The new office signals Vans’ focus on continued growth and success.

Vans is the only brand to be included in all four categories of Transworld Snowboarding’s 2017-2018 “Tested & Approved” snowboard gear guide! Tested in all types of terrain from the East Coast to Iceland, the boots were judged based on flex, comfort, footbed construction and durability. This significant accolade champions Vans Snow Boots as multi-faceted, performance-driven boots designed for every kind of snowboard terrain possible.

Vans launches the UltraRange, a new perspective in footwear design. Living out of a suitcase on multiple expeditions a year, Vans pro surfer Pat Gudauskas finds endless inspiration traveling around the world in search of the perfect surf. With his collaborative insight, Vans ventured to create a new silhouette that offers maximum versatility across diverse landscapes and lifestyles resulting in the UltraRange. The UltraRange represents Vans’ path toward new innovation, and expands the brand’s vision to create functional, comfort-driven products.

The Vans BMX Pro Cup series debuts in 2017 as the world’s definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition, showcasing the most talented BMX athletes from across the globe. The Vans BMX Pro Cup kicks of its inaugural season in Sydney, Australia closing out with a remarkable finale at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. Larry Edgar takes the crown as Vans’ first-ever BMX Pro Cup World Champion.

Vans and Karl Lagerfeld announce the launch of an exclusive Vans x Karl Lagerfeld capsule collection in September. The Parisian-chic collection reinterprets the classic Vans silhouettes through the lens of the iconic fashion hub to deliver an effortlessly cool collaboration between two household names in fashion.

Vans celebrates 25 years of the Half Cab, the world’s most iconic signature skateboarding shoe. Constructed by street skaters in the early ‘90s by cutting the collar off the original Vans “Caballero” pro model, the iconic signature shoe for skateboarding legend Steve Caballero has stood the rest of time as a Vans Pro Skate favorite.

Vans Park Series continues to inspire the culture, participation and values of skateboarding globally while pushing the boundaries to make the sport universally accessible. In late September, Vans Park Series wraps up its 2017 Men’s and Women’s World Championships in Shanghai, China, crowning Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos as the official 2017 Men’s and Women’s World Champions of Park Terrain Skateboarding.

In October, Vans announces the opening of The General by Vans at 102 N. 6th Street in Brooklyn, New York’s famed Williamsburg neighborhood. The 4,750-square foot space is the brand’s most ambitious and experience-driven store to date, featuring a Customs Design Studio, exhibition space and exclusive product offerings.


Time Heals all Wounds

We haven’t gotten any smarter about how we are coding artificial intelligence, so what changed? It turns out, the fundamental limit of computer storage that was holding us back 30 years ago was no longer a problem. Moore’s Law, which estimates that the memory and speed of computers doubles every year, had finally caught up and in many cases, surpassed our needs. This is precisely how Deep Blue was able to defeat Gary Kasparov in 1997, and how Google’s Alpha Go was able to defeat Chinese Go champion, Ke Jie, only a few months ago. It offers a bit of an explanation to the roller coaster of AI research we saturate the capabilities of AI to the level of our current computational power (computer storage and processing speed), and then wait for Moore’s Law to catch up again.


High school graduation rates

Question:
What information do you have on public high school graduation rates?

This Fast Fact examines the percentage of U.S. public high school students who graduate on time, as measured by the adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR). In this Fast Fact, the United States includes public schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, except for the Bureau of Indian Education schools. State education agencies calculate the ACGR by identifying the "cohort" of first-time ninth-graders in a particular school year. The cohort is then adjusted by adding any students who immigrate from another country or transfer into the cohort after 9th grade and subtracting any students who transfer out, emigrate to another country, or die. The ACGR is the percentage of students in this adjusted cohort who graduate within 4 years with a regular high school diploma. The U.S. Department of Education first collected the ACGR in 2010&ndash11.

The U.S. average ACGR for public high school students increased over the first 8 years it was collected, from 79 percent in 2010&ndash11 to 85 percent in 2017&ndash18. In 2017&ndash18, the ACGR ranged from 69 percent in the District of Columbia to 91 percent in Iowa. More than three-quarters of the states (39) reported ACGRs from 80 percent to less than 90 percent. 1

Adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for public high school students, by state: 2017&ndash18

NOTE: The ACGR is the percentage of public high school freshmen who graduate with a regular diploma within 4 years of starting ninth grade. The Bureau of Indian Education and Puerto Rico are not included in the U.S. average ACGR. The graduation rates displayed above have been rounded to whole numbers. Categorizations are based on unrounded percentages.

In 2017&ndash18, the ACGRs for American Indian/Alaska Native 2 (74 percent), Black (79 percent), and Hispanic (81 percent) public high school students were below the U.S. average of 85 percent. The ACGRs for White (89 percent) and Asian/Pacific Islander 3 (92 percent) students were above the U.S. average. Across states, the ACGRs for White students ranged from 79 percent in New Mexico to 95 percent in New Jersey, and were higher than the U.S. average ACGR of 85 percent in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The rates for Black students ranged from 67 percent in the District of Columbia to 88 percent in Alabama. Arkansas, West Virginia, Texas, and Alabama were the only four states in which the rates for Black students were higher than the U.S. average ACGR. The ACGRs for Hispanic students ranged from 65 percent in the District of Columbia to 92 percent in West Virginia, and they were higher than the U.S. average ACGR in five states (Florida, Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, and West Virginia). For Asian/Pacific Islander students, ACGRs ranged from 72 percent in Vermont to 95 percent or higher in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, West Virginia, Connecticut, Texas, Maryland, and New Jersey, and they were higher than the U.S. average ACGR in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The ACGRs for American Indian/Alaska Native students ranged from 50 percent in South Dakota to 90 percent in Alabama, Maryland, and Tennessee, and were higher than the U.S. average ACGR in nine states (Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, and Tennessee). 4

1 Based on unrounded graduation rates.

2 Estimated assuming a count of zero American Indian/Alaska Native students for Hawaii.

3 Reporting practices for data on Asian and Pacific Islander students vary by state. Asian/Pacific Islander data in this Fast Fact represent either the value reported by the state for the "Asian/Pacific Islander" group or an aggregation of separate values reported by the state for "Asian" and "Pacific Islander." "Asian/Pacific Islander" includes the "Filipino" group, which only California and Hawaii report separately.

4 Discussion of ACGRs for American Indian/Alaska Native students excludes data for the District of Columbia, Hawaii, and Vermont. The American Indian/Alaska Native data are suppressed for the District of Columbia and Vermont to protect student privacy and are unavailable for Hawaii.


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