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2019

Chinese Chang’e-4 spacecraft becomes the first ever to touch down on the far side of the Moon.

2015

Over 2,000 people are killed in north-east Nigeria after Boko Haram militants raze the town of Baga.

2009

The Bitcoin network is created as the first block of the digital currency is mined by a person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto.

2004

After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of “American Top 40” to Ryan Seacrest.

1996

The Motorola StarTAC, the first flip phone and one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption, goes on sale.

1977

Apple Computer is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

1973

The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) sold the New York Yankees to a 12-man syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner for $10 million.

1962

Pope John XXIII excommunicated Cuban prime minister Fidel Castro.

1925

In Italy, Mussolini announced that he would take dictatorial powers.

1870

Construction begins on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge; completed May 24, 1883.

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