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All On This Day In History

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

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

2003-Jun-10 The Spirit Rover was launched by NASA to start the Mars Exploration Rover mission

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

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

1997-Jul-01 The United Kingdom returned Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China

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

1994-May-10 Nelson Mandela sworn in as the first black president of South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

1965-Aug-06 United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law

1964-Dec-12 Kenya became a republic

1964-Jul-02 United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law

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

1963-Jun-10 President John F. Kennedy signed the United States Equal Pay Act into law

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

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

1949-Dec-27 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed the papers to grant independence to Indonesia

1945-Dec-27 International Monetary Fund was formally established by 29 member countries

1945-Oct-24 The United Nations was officially established

1940-May-10 Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister, replacing Neville Chamberlain

1932-Dec-27 Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City

1926-Jan-26 John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of a live television system

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

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

1921-Jul-01 The Communist Party of China (CPC) was formed, and Chen Duxiu was elected its leader

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

1903-Dec-17 Innovation of the aeroplane

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

1901-Dec-12 Guglielmo Marconi sent and received the first wireless message across the Atlantic Ocean

1895-Nov-08 German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered X-Rays

1876-Mar-07 Innovation of the telephone

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

1836-Dec-28 Spain recognized the independence of Mexico by signing the Santa María–Calatrava Treaty

1835-Dec-29 The Treaty of New Echota was signed between the United States Government and representatives of a minority Cherokee Political Faction

1814-Jul-25 Innovation of the steam locomotive (engine)