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It happened on a… March 23

2021

Cargo ship Ever Given gets stuck in the Suez Canal, Egypt, a 400m megaship it completely blocks the shipping canal.

2020

Immediate global ceasefire to fight COVID-19 called for by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

2004

Usher releases his 4th studio album “Confessions” (2004 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Contemporary R&B Album 2005).

2001

The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

1956

Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)

1945

Battle of Okinawa: US Navy ships bomb the Japanese island of Okinawa in preparation for the Allied invasion; it would become the largest battle of the Pacific War in World War II.

1919

In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.

1903

The Wright brothers 1st file a patent for a flying machine, which is granted 3 years later.

1665

Jean Talon 1626-94 appointed Intendant of New France in Quebec City, in charge of finance and justice.

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