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Back in the Day: Warsaw rises up

August 1, 1944. The Warsaw Uprising took place, designed by Polish resistance fighters to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The uprising began on

August 1, 1944. The Warsaw Uprising took place, designed by Polish resistance fighters to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The uprising began on

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Back in the Day: lunar rover Apollo 15 is used for the first time

July 31, 1971. In what NASA called the most successful manned flight ever achieved, the Apollo 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle was put into use for the first

July 31, 1971. In what NASA called the most successful manned flight ever achieved, the Apollo 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle was put into use for the first

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Back in the day : Baghdad is founded

July 30, 734. Caliph Al Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in a site north of the Iranian capital of Ctesiphon. He believed Bagdad was the perfect

July 30, 734. Caliph Al Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in a site north of the Iranian capital of Ctesiphon. He believed Bagdad was the perfect

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Back in the Day: Charles, Prince of Wales, married Lady Diana Spencer

July 28 1981. Lady Diana Spencer said “yes” to Queen Elizabeth II’s son at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, in front of 38,000 guests and a worldwide

July 28 1981. Lady Diana Spencer said “yes” to Queen Elizabeth II’s son at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, in front of 38,000 guests and a worldwide

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Back in the Day: A B-25 crashed into the Empire State buiding

July 28 1945. A B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 14 people. The war plane was piloted in thick fog by

July 28 1945. A B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 14 people. The war plane was piloted in thick fog by

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Back in the day : Vincent van Gogh committed suicide

July 27 1890. Probably due to his mental instability, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh committed suicide. Over his life, Van Gogh had periods of

July 27 1890. Probably due to his mental instability, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh committed suicide. Over his life, Van Gogh had periods of

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Back in the day : crash of the Concorde

July 25, 2000. The legendary Air France plane, the Concorde, crashed minutes after takeoff near Paris. Flight 4590 was supposed to fly from Charles

July 25, 2000. The legendary Air France plane, the Concorde, crashed minutes after takeoff near Paris. Flight 4590 was supposed to fly from Charles

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Back in the day : Fidel Castro attacks the Moncada Barracks

July 26 1953. Fidel Castro led a small group of revolutionaries to an attack on the military Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Unprepared and

July 26 1953. Fidel Castro led a small group of revolutionaries to an attack on the military Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Unprepared and

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Back in the day: "Vive le Québec libre!"

July 24, 1967. In a speech during an official visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle said to a crowd of over 100,000 people in Montreal

July 24, 1967. In a speech during an official visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle said to a crowd of over 100,000 people in Montreal

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Back in the day : beginning of World War I

July 23, 1914. Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia. Serbia is asked to autorise Austria to conduct an investigation to determine the

July 23, 1914. Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia. Serbia is asked to autorise Austria to conduct an investigation to determine the

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Back in the day: the first motor race took place in France

July 22 1894. The first motor race took place in France between Paris and Rouen. It was organized by Pierre Giffard, a journalist from Le Petit

July 22 1894. The first motor race took place in France between Paris and Rouen. It was organized by Pierre Giffard, a journalist from Le Petit