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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

2011 anniversaries

1861 - American Civil War: the following states seceded from the Union this
month: Mississippi (9th Jan), Florida (10th Jan), Alabama (11th Jan), Georgia (19th Jan), Louisiana (26th Jan)



20 Jan 1961
John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States



1921 The first radio broadcast of a weather forecast - 9XM, University of
Wisconsin, USA


16 Jan 1991
Gulf War - Operation Desert Storm. US-led forces began bombing Iraq after a UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait expired
10 Jan 1971
Death of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, French fashion designer


15 Jan 2001
Wikipedia, the online, collaborative encyclopaedia, was officially launched
9 Jan 1951
The United Nations headquarters in New York City, USA was officially
opened

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