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    On this day in:

    1997 Britain handed Hong Kong back to China at midnight, when the 99 year lease expired.
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    03 Jul '19 05:24
    21 years ago today (3rd July)

    USS Vincennes shoots down civilian Airbus A300 over the Persian Gulf,
    (in Iranian air space) killing all 290 people aboard.
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    A busy day!
    On this day in...

    1687: Sir Isaac Newton who was born at Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire.

    1817: The first gold coin sovereigns were issued in Britain.

    1841: Thomas Cook, a Baptist cabinet maker founded the first travel agency.

    1945: Winston Churchill lost the General Election after leading Britain throughout World War II.

    1948: Britain's National Health Service was launched.

    1954: The BBC broadcast its first daily television news programme.

    1997: The world's most famous sheep, Dolly, was born.
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    05 Jul '19 05:43
    2009
    Staffordshire Hoard discovered.
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    On this day in:

    2005
    A series of bomb attacks on London's transport network killed 52 people and injured 700 others. It was the largest and deadliest terrorist attack in London's history.

    1985
    17 year old Boris Becker becomes the youngest player to win the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon.
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    07 Jul '19 20:05
    On this date in 1969, Canada's House of Commons approved the Official Languages Act, making French equal to English throughout the national government.
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    07 Jul '19 20:37
    @handyandy said
    On this date in 1969, Canada's House of Commons approved the Official Languages Act, making French equal to English throughout the national government.
    You got to remember that one happening Andy!!! 😉

    -VR
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    07 Jul '19 20:43
    July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 177 days remain until the end of the year. The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven"😉 have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system.

    -VR
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    40 years ago
    The space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere.
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    14 Jul '19 15:27
    Today 50 years ago the so called "Football war" broke out. How sad that nations would go to war about the results of a game...
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    @fmf said
    Ratsanus is a moon and not a planet, though.
    We can quote this "on this day" in a year! 😉

    -VR
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    14 Jul '19 15:50
    @very-rusty said
    We can quote this "on this day" in a year! 😉

    -VR
    you quoteda post of 14th of March 2017... so wehre is on this day?
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    14 Jul '19 15:51
    @ponderable said
    you quoteda post of 14th of March 2017... so wehre is on this day?
    wehre is on this day?

    Explain the aforementioned word, I don't recognize it, sorry.

    -VR
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    @ponderable said
    Today 50 years ago the so called "Football war" broke out. How sad that nations would go to war about the results of a game...
    They didn't, though. The football, like Belgium in the Great Inperialist War, was only the excuse. They'd been wanting to have a go at one another for years.
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    @ponderable said
    Today 50 years ago the so called "Football war" broke out. How sad that nations would go to war about the results of a game...
    Now that is funny stuff a war over a football/soccer game?

    -VR
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