1492 Corn is discovered by Spanish explorers in Cuba.
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2007, members of the Writers Guild of America, East, and Writers Guild of America, West—labor organizations representing television, film and radio writers—go on strike
in Los Angeles and New York after negotiations break down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), a trade group that represents TV and film producers in the United States, including CBS, NBC Universal, Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, News Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM and Warner Brothers. The strike caused production to shut down on more than 60 TV shows and resulted in a loss of $3 billion, by some estimates, to the Los Angeles economy alone.
2009 The Swedish and Finnish authorities give a permit to build the controversial Nord Stream
gas pipeline in their exclusive economic zones.
2015 JBS USA has announced
it has concluded its acquisition of Cargill Meat’s pork business, Cargill Pork.
The completed acquisition includes two pork processing facilities in Ottumwa, Iowa and Beardstown, Illinois; five pork feed mills; and four hog farms in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.