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September 21, 1982
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September 21, 1982

38 years ago, was the day of the first International Day of Peace around the world. It was a thursday. This day in history, the International Day of Peace was observed for the first time.
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July 23, 1945
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July 23, 1945

It is 75 years to the day since Marshal Pétain, the head of Vichy France, was put on trial. It too was a Monday. That day, he appeared before the High Court in Paris. He was accused – among other charges – of conspiracy, high treason, and passing int(...)
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July 9th 1762
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July 9th 1762

258 years ago, Russia crowned Catherine II. It was a friday. This day in history, the princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst became Catherine II, empress of Russia, also known as Catherine the Great.
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Victory in Europe Day
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Victory in Europe Day

75 years ago World War II was coming to an end. May 8th 1945 was the day of the formal acceptance by the Allies of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
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Albert Camus