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Three hundred French colonists left Dieppe for what is now Canada, today (1632). Also, William Austin Burt patented the typographer (1829), the cornerstones were laid for Ohio’s Kirtland Temple (1833), the British North America Act created the Province of Canada (1840), Chile and Argentina signed their Boundary Treaty (1881), the Ford Motor Company sold their first automobile (1903), Fox Film bought the patent for the Movietone sound recording system (1926), the Indian Broadcasting Company began broadcasting in Mumbai (1927), Fascist Italy banned the use of foreign words (1929), Archibald Brown was killed and his nurse wounded by a bomb in the Rayleigh Bath Chair Murder (1943), World War I hero and World War II Vichy government leader Philippe Pétain was tried for treason in France (1945), the European Coal and Steel Community was established (1952), Telstar relayed the first live, public, transatlantic television broadcast, on the same day 14 nations signed the International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos (1962), a police raid on an unlicensed bar in a black neighborhood of Detroit erupted into five days of rioting (1967), militants ambushed police in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland, sparking a five-day riot (1968), the first Earth resources satellite, Landsat 1, was launched (1972), the International Whaling Commission voted to end commercial whaling (1982), Vanessa Williams resigned her Miss America crown after Penthouse published nude photos taken a year before before she entered the pageant (1984), a Vatican commission led by then-Cardinal Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, held that restricting certain rights of LGBTs was not equivalent to racial or sex-based discrimination (1992), Comet Hale–Bopp was discovered (1995), the Digital Equipment Corporation filed antitrust charges against Intel (1997), Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan was crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father (1999), 88 people were killed in three bombings at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (2005), and 107 people were killed in a series of bombings in Iraq (2012), and NASA announced that the Kepler space telescope had spotted the exoplanet Kepler-452b, dubbed “Earth 2.0” because its size and orbit are similar to our own (2015). And at least 97 people were killed when bombers attacked a march to protest an electricity grid project that bypassed a Shiite community in Kabul, Afghanistan (2016).
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