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2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

2016

Longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, Emirates A380 flies 14,200km Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours, 15 minutes.

2012

NFL establishes existence of a bounty program at the New Orleans Saints 2009-11; players given incentives to injure opposition; coach Sean Payton is suspended for 2012 season.

2004

NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered evidence that water had existed on Mars in the past.

1974

Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up.

1965

One of the most popular musical films of all time, “The Sound of Music”, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966).

1964

Beatles begin filming “A Hard Day’s Night”.

1962

Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks 169-147. Chamberlain broke several NBA records in the game.

1946

Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam

1943

Canadian budget introduces unique pay-as-you-earn income tax system.

1939

Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII.

1933

The motion picture King Kong had its world premiere in New York.

1929

George Hainsworth becomes first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season when the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-0; ends season with 22

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