The International Space Station, for 5,000 straight days with humans on board, as of July 12. In that time, 15 countries have sent astronauts to live aboard the vessel.
The gender of Marvel’s next comic-book Thor, who will be a woman. According to the comic’s mythology, whoever wields the mighty hammer is Thor, regardless of his–or her–previous identity.
The last surviving original member of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, on July 11, at 65. The punk drummer and producer–whose real last name was Erdelyi–had cancer.
Saturday Night Live player Brooks Wheelan, after one season on the sketch show, according to an announcement he made on Twitter. John Milhiser and Noël Wells will also not return next season.
Former Taliban captive Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, to active military duty, for the first time since he was freed. He has reportedly not yet spoken to his parents.
Twenty-one German sausagemakers and dozens of individuals, by the country’s Federal Cartel Office, for colluding on the price of sausages. The penalties totaled 338 million euros.
This appears in the July 28, 2014 issue of TIME.