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2020

Lockdowns for COVID-19 in Europe saved 3 million lives according to study by Imperial College London.

2018

World’s most powerful supercomputer, Summit, can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia

2001

Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

1984

“Ghostbusters”, American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murrary and Dan Aykroyd is released.

1972

Vietnam War: The photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm.

1953

The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.

1949

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

1947

“Lassie” debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show.

1942

Bing Crosby records “Silent Night”.

1869

Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.

1824

The first patent of invention was issued by the Province of lower Canada, for a washing and fulling machine in favour of Noah Cushing of Quebec.

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