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This American actor, known for roles in ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Ghost’, is born.
1952
Patrick Swayze
94.3%
Keanu Reeves
1%
Matt Dillon
1.1%
Rob Lowe
1.3%
Colombian presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated by hit men hired by the drug cartels near ______.
1989
Bogotá
79.6%
Caracas
10.4%
Sucre
2.2%
Lima
3.8%
A massive power blackout hits this Indonesian island, affecting almost 100 million people. It is one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
2005
Java
77.5%
Luzon
9.5%
Kyūshū
4.1%
Hainan
4.6%
French astronomer Pierre Janssen confirms this element, which has the atomic number 2.
1868
Helium
69.6%
Hydrogen
25.1%
Lithium
3%
Beryllium
2.1%
This author’s controversial novel, ‘Lolita,’ is published in the United States.
1958
Vladimir Nabokov
63.6%
Anton Chekhov
11.2%
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
8.6%
Leo Tolstoy
13.6%
This man is arrested at a police roadblock in South Africa. He later dies from injuries sustained during his arrest, bringing attention to the country’s apartheid policies.
1977
Steve Biko
52.9%
Thabo Mbeki
27%
Hector Pieterson
7%
Albert Lutuli
9.4%
This Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage.
1920
19th
51.8%
20th
13.7%
21st
22.9%
22nd
9.9%

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