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Today is August 16th, 2017 and is a Wednesday.

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2012: South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.

2010: China Overtakes Japan as world's second- largest economy

2008: The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at , at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.

1989: A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.

1974: Punk Rock pioneers The Ramones play their first show in a local New York club named CBGB.