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Today in History
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
2003
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51".
2002
French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
2000
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
1992
386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds release his Linux soon afterwards.
1969
Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
1965
The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
1960
Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
1958
Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces lead by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation's new leader.
1957
Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
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