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Historical Events on August 13

  • 3114 BC According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Mayan calendar
  • 523 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1099 Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II
  • 1326 Neopagan religious figure Aradia de Toscano initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult, goes on to found tradition of Stregheria (according to Wicca writer Raven Grimassi)
  • 1415 King Henry V of England lands his army at the mouth of Seine River in France
  • 1516 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1521 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1536 Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).

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1553 Spanish theologian and physician Michael Servetus arrested as a heretic in Geneva (put on trial the next day, eventually found guilty of heresy and burned to death)

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin
Protestant Reformer and Theologian
John Calvin
  • 1578 Duke Frans of Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands

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1608 John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1624 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII

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1630 Ferdinand II dismisses supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • 1642 Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
  • 1645 Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro
  • 1695 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
  • 1696 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1704 Battle of Blenheim (Second Battle of Höchstädt): A combined British, German and Dutch army led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, decisively beats the French and Bavarians

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1732 Voltaire's tragic play "Zaire" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1740 Hunger strike in Rotterdam
  • 1784 British parliament accepts East India Company Act 1784, bringing the East India Company's rule in India under the control of the British Government.
  • 1788 Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90

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1792 Revolutionaries imprison French royals, including Marie Antoinette

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1799 British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
  • 1814 Anglo-Dutch Treaty: Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to the British and transporting of slaves prohibited
  • 1852 Steamer "Atlantic" crossing Lake Erie from Buffalo to Detroit collides with a fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard
  • 1864 Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill, Virginia
  • 1868 Earthquakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages in Peru & Ecuador

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1876 The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

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1886 John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1889 William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut patents the coin-operated telephone
  • 1892 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1898 US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish–American War

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey
  • 1902 English cricket team beats Australia by one wicket in a famous victory at The Oval, in London

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1906 Black soldiers accused of raid Brownsville, Texas; despite support from local commanding officers, President Theodore Roosevelt orders dishonorable discharge for 167 soldiers; all were cleared of wrongdoing in 1972, 165 posthumously

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1906 Chicago Cub's pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 MLB games (187 complete, 15 relief) against Brooklyn Superbas in 3rd inning of an 11-3 win at Washington Park, NYC
  • 1907 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen

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1908 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Cy Young's career is celebrated with special day in his name in Boston; he pitches briefly for Red Sox against an All-Star team

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1908 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets with Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria at Ischl; the King tries to persuade the Emperor to advise Germany against aggressive (anti-British) policies

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII
  • 1910 Brooklyn Superbas and Pittsburgh Pirates play "the game of perfect symmetry" in baseball to 8-8 tie, both have 8 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit baseman, and 1 passed ball

Royal CoronationA Royal Fantasy!

1913 Otto Witte, German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania

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Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist
Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist
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  • 1913 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley of Sheffield, England
  • 1914 -14] German army occupies forts at Liege
  • 1914 Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota
  • 1917 Milt Stock (2), Fred Luderus (2) and Possum Whitted of the Philadelphia Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning in 3-0 win against Boston at Braves Field
  • 1917 A revolt in Catalonia, the province in northeast Spain that has long seen itself as independent
  • 1918 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany
  • 1919 American thoroughbred racehorse Man o' War's only defeat in 21 start career; Upset wins Sanford Memorial Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1920 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Isle of Jersey native Ted Ray pars the 18th, giving him a 1-stroke win over runners-up Harry Vardon, Jock Hutchison, Leo Diegel & Jack Burke Sr

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
Golfer Harry Vardon
Golfer
Harry Vardon

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1920 Flag designed by Marcus Garvey consisting of three horizontal stripes of red, black and green is adopted as the pan-African flag

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1921 Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's comedic play "Dulcy" premieres in NYC

Playwright Marc Connelly
Playwright
Marc Connelly

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1923 Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of German coalition government

German Chancellor Gustav Stresemann
German Chancellor
Gustav Stresemann

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1923 Turkish National Congress selects Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Pasja as President

President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1923 US Steel Corp initiates 8-hour work day
  • 1926 Enrique Tirabocchi of Argentina becomes the first to swim the English Channel from France to England (record 16 hours 33 minutes)
  • 1928 Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
  • 1931 Cincinnati Reds second baseman Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6 in 17-3 rout of Boston at Braves Field

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1932 Adolf Hitler refuses President von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor of Germany

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1932 Yankees hurler Red Ruffing becomes first MLB pitcher since 1906 to hit an extra-inning, game-winning home run in NY's 1-0 win over the Senators in Washington
  • 1933 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors
  • 1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • 1935 Roller derby is born when the Transcontinental Roller Derby begins at the Chicago Coliseum
  • 1936 Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
  • 1936 Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1937 Second Sino-Japanese War: Japanese forces begin the Battle of Shanghai, a conflict that will last 3 months and involve 1 million troops
  • 1939 Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's

BattleBattle of Interest

1940 Battle of Britain: Hermann Goering's "Adlertag" (Eagle Day) offensive happens, intending to destroy the Royal Air Force; 47-48 German aircraft shot down, the RAF loses 25 planes

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1941 Red army evacuates Smolensk, Russia, as the German army advances

USAManhattan Project

1942 The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb

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'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.
'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.
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  • 1943 Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk from the German army in Kaluga Oblast, Russia
  • 1944 British 8th Army occupies Florence

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1944 Allied generals Bernard Montgomery, Miles Dempsey and Omar Bradley discuss a future breakthrough in the European theatre during World War II

British WWII General Miles Dempsey
British WWII General
Miles Dempsey
US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1944 Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
  • 1946 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus

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1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige
  • 1948 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
  • 1948 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
  • 1948 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
  • 1948 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 1948 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold

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1950 US President Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime of Bảo Đại

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1951 Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
  • 1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations

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1953 US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
  • 1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield

Music releaseMusic Single

1956 Elvis Presley releases music single "Don't Be Cruel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • 1959 US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launches into polar orbit
  • 1960 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
  • 1960 USSR withdraws advisors from China
  • 1961 Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
  • 1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
  • 1963 US Customs agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

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1963 Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Warren Spahn

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1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1967 "Bonnie and Clyde" crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
Actor and Filmmaker Warren Beatty
Actor and Filmmaker
Warren Beatty

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1969 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1969 Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn
  • 1970 Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Music releaseMusic Single

1971 Paul & Linda McCartney release single "Back Seat of My Car"

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • 1972 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last episode of "Bonanza"
  • 1975 Batsman Viv Richards out for 291 v England for the West Indies, at the cricket Oval, London
  • 1975 Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed
  • 1976 South Africa pledges support for a negotiated settlement in Rhodesia
  • 1977 1st test glide of space shuttle
  • 1977 Randy Bachman quits band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, they then disband
  • 1978 Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
  • 1979 Lou Brock, is 14th MLB player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1980 Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
  • 1980 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
  • 1981 American swimmer Mary T. Meagher breaks her own world women's 200 m butterfly record (2:05.96) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin
  • 1981 Last broadcast of "The Waltons" on CBS-TV
  • 1984 Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
  • 1985 South African Defence Force soldiers, travelling in a convoy of more than ten armoured vehicles, surrounded the Thaba-Juluba high school in Soweto and arrest 200 students during a clampdown on school boycotts
  • 1986 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
  • 1987 Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
  • 1987 Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5½" jump
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • 1988 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit opens
  • 1988 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1988 Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min
  • 1989 2 hot-air balloons crash at Alice Springs, Australia, 13 killed

Sport awardPGA Championship

1989 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid & Curtis Strange

  • 1989 US space shuttle STS-28 lands
  • 1990 American soul singer Curtis Mayfield becomes paralyzed from neck down after stage lighting equipment falls on him at an outdoor concert at Wingate Field in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York; although unable to perform live, he continued to compose, sing, and record
  • 1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • 1991 US Vice-President Dan Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers
  • 1992 25th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at DoubleTree Hotel

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1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1993 Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
  • 1993 US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
  • 1993 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1994 Train crash in Tbilisi, Georgia, 24 killed
  • 1995 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie
  • 1996 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
  • 1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
  • 1997 San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
  • 1997 South Park's first episode is aired.
  • 1998 31st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 1999 32nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Sport awardGolf Major

2000 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Royal Ottawa GC: Meg Mallon wins by 1 from Rosie Jones

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 2004 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi
  • 2004 Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.
  • 2004 Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • 2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson
  • 2006 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford
  • 2008 The Baltic state slides into recession with a 0.9% fall in second-quarter GDP after a drop of 0.5% in the first quarter; it falls deeper into recession in the third quarter when the economy contracted 3.3%

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins 3 gold medals, all in world record time, in the one day at the Beijing Olympics; 200m I/M (1:54.23), 200m butterfly (1.52.03) and 4 x 200m freestyle relay (6:58.56)

  • 2008 Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice wraps up the medley double at the Beijing Olympics when she swims world record 2:08.45 to win the 200m I/M gold medal
  • 2008 Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini sets new world record 1:54.82 to claim 200m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; runner-up Sara Isaković is Slovenia's first Olympic swim medal winner

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

2011 Farm Aid (25th Anniversary) held in Kansas City, Kansas; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Billy Joe Shaver, and Rebecca Pidgeon

Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp
Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test

Music releaseAlbum Release

2013 "Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014)

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
  • 2014 Israeli and Palestinian cease fire agreed to on August 8 is extended for another 120 hours to provide time for further negotiations
  • 2014 Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics

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2015 Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange

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2015 US Government formally returns to France Picasso's painting La Coiffeuse, stolen from Paris' National Museum of Modern Art in 2001

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2015 76 people are killed & 212 are wounded by an ISIL truck bomb in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4x100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal
  • 2016 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
  • 2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women's 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86
  • 2016 Great Britain sets a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women's cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 The dominant Great Britain men's crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women's eight
  • 2017 More than 60 children reported to have died at Gorakhpur Hospital, India, prompting an investigation
  • 2017 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Quail Hollow GC: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots from Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed & Louis Oosthuizen
  • 2017 Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed

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2017 Grace Mugabe, wife of the President of Zimbabwe, accused of assault in Johannesburg, South Africa

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 2018 Ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured
  • 2019 Entertainment companies CBS and Viacom announce they will merge with a combined 28 billion revenue
  • 2019 Measles cases have tripled worldwide in 2019 according to WHO with 364,808 reported against vs 129,239 in 2018
  • 2020 Israel strikes historic deal with the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations, Israel suspends plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank
  • 2020 New details about enormous "Terror Crocodile" (Deinosuchus), the size of a bus, with teeth as big as bananas, that lived during late Cretaceous period (75-84 million years ago) in North America published [1]