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In 2007, Apple launched the iPhone which revolutionised the smartphone industry and for a while made Apple one of the world’s most valuable companies.

In 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

In 1990, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were banned to protect the ozone layer.

In 1958, Pele lead Brazil to beat World Cup host nation Sweden 5-2 to win its first World Cup.

In 1949, South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages.

In 1888, First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel’s Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder.

In 1613, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England, burns down during a performance of “Henry VIII”.

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