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2021

Twitter bans US President Donald Trump permanently “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”.

2020

Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce they are stepping back as “senior” royals, will work towards becoming financially independent.

Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashes just after take-off from Tehran, Iran, killing all 176 people on board.

2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announces the recapture of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, six months after he escaped prison.

2004

RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

1999

The top two executives of Salt Lake City’s Olympic Organizing Committee resigned amid disclosures that civic boosters had given cash to members of the International Olympic Committee.

1962

Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th.

1959

Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France’s Fifth Republic.

1956

Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” single goes #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single).

1912

The African National Congress (ANC) is founded.

1790

1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address.

1297

Monaco gains its independence.

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