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Construction begins on this Italian monument, famous for a structural flaw.
This chapel, renowned for a famous mural hand-painted on its ceiling, opens in the Vatican.
The two-way telegraph is patented by this American inventor.
Edward VII and his wife Alexandra are crowned King and Queen of this country.
This renowned English poet, famous for his works 'High Windows' and 'The Whitsun Weddings', is born in Coventry, Warwickshire.
At the Summer Olympics in Berlin, this American athlete wins his fourth gold medal as he leads off the 4x100m relay team.
This tennis legend, for whom the Australian Open venue is named, is born in Rockhampton, Australia.
The Quit India Movement is launched following the arrest of this Indian spiritual leader by British forces.
The United States Forest Service releases its first advertising campaign featuring this ursine mascot.
American bombers drop a second atomic bomb on Japan, this tiime targeting this city.
This singer/actress, who had hits with 'How Will I Know' and 'The Greatest Love of All' before appearing in 'The Bodyguard', is born in Newark, New Jersey.
Independence is unwillingly forced on this country after being expelled by Malaysia.
Five people, including Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate, are brutally murdered by a cult led by this charismatic figure.
Several hundred Nationalists are detained without trial in this disputed territory of the United Kingdom.
This man becomes President of the United States as incumbent Richard Nixon resigns over the Watergate scandal.
Controversy surrounds the trade of Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to this NHL team.
Jerry Garcia, the lead singer and guitarist of this band, dies aged 53 of a heart attack while undergoing a rehab program.
This Russian president fires his entire cabinet for a fourth time.
President George W. Bush approves limited funding for research into this controversial field of medicine, which entails the cultivation of human cells..
This African-American comedian and actor dies from pneumonia at the age of 50.
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