While it’s pretty hard to keep track of what happened over the past week, we’re pretty sure you’ll agree that it was one of the most memorable ones in history. From breaking news stories to incredible weather events, this past week has left an indelible mark on our memories. And what better way to keep track of all that happened than by gathering together some of the most significant stories and event of the past seven days. This is the story of seven days that changed the world.
The London Marathon
Yes, the world’s most famous marathon is now over. On April 23, the London Marathon will be held, and it will be 64 years since the event was last held in London. Many famous faces will be participating in the race, including Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile record back in 1954, and Michael Phelps, who holds the record for most gold medals ever won by any athlete. The race will start at 7 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. It is expected that over a million people will take part in this year’s race.
The Grand Tour
Speaking of famous faces, we couldn’t discuss the past week without mentioning Robert Pattinson. The former British Lion, now known as Robert Pattinson, has announced that he will be taking part in a “grand tour” of the United Kingdom this summer. The tour, which will be launching in London on June 24, will take him to Liverpool, Preston, and Glasgow. While the locations of the tour have yet to be revealed, it will be Pattinson’s first time back in the UK since he was last in London in 2012. The locations of the tour will be followed by stops in Ireland and France, so if you see him, say hi! A press release from his management team stated that the actor is “excited to embark on this monumental journey, which he feels will give his life a new and different direction.” We couldn’t agree more. He’s been through so much in the past few years, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for this talented actor.
If you’re a fan of Robert Pattinson’s and haven’t yet gotten the chance to watch him perform live, the best way to see him is via YouTube. On April 23, YouTube user Mark Littlewood uploaded a video of himself and his friends delivering pizza to someone with the pseudonym Robert Pattinson. In the video, Littlewood jokes that they could be delivering a pizza to Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift, but instead they’re driving to meet an “actor named Robert Pattinson.” After the pizza is delivered, the person at the door offers to sign a thank-you card for Littlewood, which he signs simply as “RPattz.” The card is then framed and placed on the wall above Littlewood’s desk. To see the entire thing, click here.
Singer Kacey Musgraves’ Accidental Cover Of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”
Speaking of YouTube fameos, we couldn’t discuss the past week without mentioning Kacey Musgraves. The country singer went viral when she uploaded a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” to her channel on April 22. The song was first released in 2007 and has been covered by a number of artists, including Taylor Swift, who famously covered it at the 2015 Grammys. Musgraves’ cover, which has received over 10 million views on her channel, is unlike any other version we’ve heard. She took on the role of the femme fatale and made even the most diehard Gaga fans want to give her a chance to show off her incredible voice. If you haven’t heard her sing, you should check out her channel. She has incredible covers of mainstream songs, and she always plays the part of an unexpected cover star. On April 24, Musgraves announced that she would be touring the UK with her All-Girl Band later this year. The band will be performing in Edinburgh, London, and Manchester, and we’re pretty sure that anyone who loves music and appreciates good songs will want to see them. Musgraves has some of the most loyal fans in the world, and she never takes her singing career or her videos for granted. She always puts a personal touch on her covers and makes them even more memorable. So, if you love good music and don’t want to miss out on one of the most exciting tours this year, then make sure you subscribe to Musgraves’ channel now!
It wouldn’t be a week at Coachella if there wasn’t a record-breaking amount of rain. On April 21, Central California was hit by torrential rainstorms that resulted in the Los Angeles River breaking its banks. The deluge of rain caused flooding and mudslides that claimed the lives of at least eleven people. One person was also reported missing, and it is likely that he was swept away by the floodwaters. The worst disaster to ever hit California was undoubtedly one of the most devastating incidents of mudslides in the state’s recent history. While search and rescue teams continue to look for bodies in the wreckage, more than forty people are still reported missing. The entire region was eventually hit by heavy downpours that washed away roads and other vital infrastructure. It was the worst weather event to hit California in sixty years, and it was only the beginning. On April 22, Southern California was hit by a new round of thunderstorms that once again triggered deadly mudslides, although the death toll is currently lower than the previous week’s storms.
The Grand Designs London Marathon
Speaking of mudslides, it wouldn’t be a week at Coachella if there wasn’t a bit of good news regarding the environment. On April 23, London had a gorgeous day with sunshine and blue skies, which is fortunate for those taking part in this year’s London Marathon. Some runners even took the opportunity to take a short break from their training and enjoyed the London sun. There are several charities committed to improving the environment via educational projects, and marathon runners pledge to give a donation of £60 (about $77) during the event. If you’re taking part in the London Marathon, be sure to check out the charities that you’re supporting. You’ll have the chance to raise money for a good cause and make a difference. You can also use the occasion to promote sustainable living. It’s a win-win!
The London Marathon Goes Global
For those of you reading this article on the Coachella website, you’ll be glad to know that the London Marathon is now a global event. On April 25, the world’s biggest marathon was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The UK, U.S., and Japan are the biggest markets for the event, and it is the second largest marathon globally after the New York Marathon. The organizers of the London Marathon are looking into expanding the event to other continents, and considering South Africa’s sporting tradition and growing number of professional athletes, it seems like a natural choice. If you didn’t have the chance to take part in the London Marathon this year, then make sure you check out the highlights on the BBC or look up a video of the event on YouTube. The world is a better place because of the London Marathon, and we’re all richer for having experienced it. It will always have a special place in our hearts.
So, there you have it. Just some of the significant stories that made headlines this week. We’ll be back tomorrow with more. If you found this article interesting, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter so you can continue learning about celebrities and other interesting topics!