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On This Day In History

1991-Jul-10 Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected President of Russia

1924-Jan-25 The first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix, France

1973-Oct-20 Queen Elizabeth II opened the Sydney Opera House

1903-Nov-06 The USA recognized the independence of Panama

2018-Jun-12 The 2018 North Korea–United States Summit was held in Singapore

1964-Jun-12 Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison

1917-Apr-02 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany

1956-Mar-03 Dutch swimmer Cockie Gastelaars broke two decades' world record for 100m freestyle

1996-Mar-17 Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup

2018-Jun-18 WHO officially announced it will categorize gaming addiction as a mental health condition

2002-Jan-02 The Legislative Assembly appointed Eduardo Duhalde as interim President of Argentina

1990-Jan-03 Panamanian dictator Noriega surrendered to the United States

1974-Jan-02 President Richard Nixon signed the national speed limit into law

1945-Oct-24 The United Nations was officially established

1863-Jan-01 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation

1994-Jan-01 The implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

1959-Jan-01 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista ousted by Castro-led revolution

1993-Jan-01 Czechoslovakia was divided into two independent states

1999-Jan-01 The Euro became the official currency in 11 European countries

1924-Dec-30 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announced that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies in the universe

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