2020
US charges six Russian military officers with massive cyber-attack meant to disrupt 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2017 French presidential election, and Ukraine’s power grid.
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2020
Peru announces rediscovered 37m figure of a cat, completed 500 BC to 200 AD, a geoglyph outline in the Nazca Desert.
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2018
A remake of the American horror slasher movie “Halloween” was released starring Jamie Curtis.
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2017
Uganda Ministry of Health announced they were under an outbreak of a Marburg virus, a virus similar to Ebola.
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2015
University of California scientists found evidence that life on Earth probably began 4.1 billion years ago.
Previous estimations were 300 million years earlier than this. This discovery means life may have started on Earth soon after it was formed.
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2008
NASA launched its IBEX satellite from the Stargazer mother ship launch pad above the Marshall Islands.
The primary purpose of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) was to use energetic neutral atoms to take photos of the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space. It was launched using a Pegasus XL launch vehicle, a special type of rocket launched from the air, as opposed to a launchpad on the ground, hence why the Stargazer mother ship was required.
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2005
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was tried for his crimes against humanity.
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1998
Cher’s “Believe” was released and became the Billboard 1999 Song of the Year.
The album featured some of her most famous singles, such as “Believe” and “Strong Enough.”
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1990
The 1991 Best Picture, “Dances With Wolves,” premiered in Washington, D.C.
It was directed by and starred Kevin Costner and co-starred Mary McDonnell.
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1983
A bill to recognize Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday as a national holiday passed the US Senate.
Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his civil rights movement between 1955 and 1968 before he was assassinated.
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1943
Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey, US, isolated Streptomycin, which became the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis (TB).
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1900
Max Planck proposed Planck’s Law, a new law of physics for black-body radiation.
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1813
Napoleon was forced to retreat from Germany after the Battle of Leipzig.
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1781
The American Revolutionary War hostiles ended after the British conceded at Yorktown.
At 2:00 pm, under General Charles Cornwallis, the British forces signed the terms of surrender to George Washington and Comte de Rochambeau.
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1512
German professor Martin Luther became a doctor when he was awarded his Doctor of Theology from the University of Wittenberg, Germany.
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1386
Germany’s oldest university, and one of the world’s oldest surviving universities, The Universit├Ąt Heidelberg, held a lecture for the first time.
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