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Today in History
Thursday, 19 September 2019
2006
The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
1997
Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
1995
The ''Washington Post'' and ''The New York Times'' publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
1991
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.
1989
A terrorist bomb explodes UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing 171.
1985
A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
1983
Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.
1982
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
1978
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