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1645 – English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army.
1922– Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin.
1948 – US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
1973– 1st mobile phone call is made in downtown Manhattan, NYC by Motorola employee Martin Cooper to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey.
2016 - Panama Papers published – 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca expose widespread illegal activities including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion and the violation of international sanctions by the world’s elite in the world’s largest ever data leak. 

Births & Deaths:
1922 – American singer and actress Doris Day was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1961 – American comedian and actor Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Film: 
1953 – American magazine “TV Guide” publishes 1st issue, features on the cover the new born baby of actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Jr. 

Music:
1960– Elvis Presley records ‘It’s Now Or Never’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’ at RCA studios in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Sport: 
1975– Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it. 

Via Britannica / On This Day 

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