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Shimla, Dec. 23 Keekli Bureau 2013 Russian weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov—who invented the AK-47 (automatic Kalashnikov Model 1947), an assault rifle that became one of the most successful and ubiquitous firearms of the...

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Shimla, Dec. 22 Keekli Bureau 2010 U.S. President Barack Obama signed legislation to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the policy regarding the service of homosexuals in the military; it took effect the following...

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Shimla, Dec. 21 2012 The music video for South Korean singer Psy's humorous pop song Gangnam Style became the first video on YouTube to garner one billion views. 1988 Pan Am flight 103 exploded over...

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Shimla, Dec. 19 Keekli Bureau 2012 Park Geun-Hye became the first female to be elected president of South Korea; she was sworn into office the following year; however, she also became the country's...

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Shimla, Dec. 18 Keekli Bureau 2019 President Donald Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives, which charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 2011 Czech...

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Shimla, Dec. 17 Keekli Bureau 2014 The United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic relations that had been in abeyance for more than 50 years. 2011 North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il died; he was succeeded...

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Shimla, Dec. 16, Keekli Bureau 2014 Members of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani branch of the Taliban, attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 150 people, at least 134 of whom were children. 2009 Avatar, a science-fiction...

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Shimla, Dec.15 Keekli Bureau 2011 The Iraq War officially ended as the United States formally declared that its mission in the country was over. 2001 The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened in Pisa, Italy, after...

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Shimla, Dec. 14 2013 Irish actor Peter O'Toole, who captivated audiences with performances that showcased his versatility in roles ranging from classical drama to contemporary farce during a seven-decade stage and screen career,...

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2015 A landmark climate change agreement was reached at a UN conference in Paris as 195 countries agreed to limit greenhouse gas emissions; the accord effectively replaced the Kyoto Protocol. 2009 With the victory...

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Shimla, Dec. 9 Keekli Bureau 2016 South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was impeached by the National Assembly amid allegations of corruption; she left office the following year, after the country's Constitutional Court upheld...

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Shimla, Dec. 8 Keekli Bureau 2016 American astronaut and politician John Glenn—who was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth, for which he was regarded as a national hero—died at age 95. 2010 The American...