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This former Pakistani prime minister, the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation, is assassinated.
2007
Benazir Bhutto
78.4%
Corazon Aquino
2.9%
Halimah Yacob
3.2%
Indira Gandhi
13.4%
Soviet ground forces invade this country from the north in what would become an almost ten-year Cold War proxy war.
1979
Afghanistan
74.8%
Ukraine
13%
Poland
7%
Finland
3.9%
The Netherlands officially recognizes the independence of this nation, and the Dutch East Indies ceases to exist.
1949
Indonesia
71.7%
Sri Lanka
17.3%
Madagascar
7.4%
Vietnam
2.6%
This German mathematician and astronomer, well-known for his laws of planetary motion, is born.
1571
Johannes Kepler
62.8%
Edwin Hubble
3.5%
Nicolaus Copernicus
16.3%
Galileo Galilei
17.4%
On the holy Day of Ashura in ______, government security forces fire upon a mass of protestors who claimed the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was rigged.
2009
Iran
61%
Iraq
10.9%
Syria
18.3%
Lebanon
7.5%
The ______ Revolution against communist rule concludes as the last minor street confrontations abruptly end in the country’s capital, Bucharest.
1989
Romanian
59.7%
Turkish
4.1%
Armenian
3.8%
Hungarian
30.7%
Soviet General Secretary ______ orders the complete liquidation of the kulaks, the class of affluent peasants who resisted handing over grain supplies to government officials.
1929
Joseph Stalin
59.5%
Vladimir Lenin
24.9%
Leon Trotsky
11.5%
Vyacheslav Molotov
3.5%
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