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1848 The two-day Women’s Rights Convention, the first women’s rights and feminist convention held in the United States, opened in Seneca Falls, New York.

1870 Franco-Prussian War starts

1903 1st Tour de France: French rider Maurice Garin wins inaugural event

1941 British PM Winston Churchill launches his “V for Victory” campaign

1941 Tom and Jerry first appear under their own names in cartoon “The Midnight Snack” by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

1964 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands

1978 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

1980 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US and others boycott

1992 A car bomb killed anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino and five policemen in Palermo, Italy, less than two months after the murder of Borsellino’s friend and colleague Giovanni Falcone.

2017 US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer


2017 “Depacito” by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee becomes the most streamed song ever, played 4.6 billion times

2018 Israel’s parliament passes controversial “nation state” law giving only Jews self-determination, relegating Arabic to “special status”

2018 First commercial flight, the “bird of peace” between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years lands in Asmara, Eritrea, reuniting families

2018 Largest intact sarcophagus of its kind ever found (2000 years old) opened in Alexandria, contains 3 skeletons, not a curse as feared

2018 Airbus Beluga XL, painted to look like the whale, makes its first flight, landing in Toulouse-Blagnac, France


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