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Shimla, Feb. 2014 American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who fully inhabited the characters he played and was renowned for his scene-stealing work in supporting roles, died of a heroin overdose in New York...

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Shimla, Jan. 2020 The United Kingdom formally left the European Union, more than three years after the country voted for “Brexit.” 2001 Libyan national Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was convicted in the 1988 Pan Am...

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Shimla, Jan 29 2015 Australian novelist Colleen McCullough, best known for her sweeping romance The Thorn Birds (1977) and for the Masters of Rome series (1990–2007), died at age 77. 2004 Author Janet Frame, who...

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Shimla, Jan 2020 American basketball player Kobe Bryant—who was considered one of the sport's greatest players, winning five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers—died in a helicopter crash at the age of...

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Shimla, Jan. 25 2017 American actress Mary Tyler Moore, who helped redefine the portrayal of women on TV with her roles in the comedies The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66) and The Mary...

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Shimla, Jan 2018 American writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who was best known for tales of science fiction and fantasy imbued with concern for character development and language, died at the age of...

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Shimla, Jan 2017 After an unexpected victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Republican Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. 2001 Amid a corruption scandal that...

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Shimla, Jan 2010 Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, officially opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2007 U.S. politician Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman to hold...

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Shimla 2004 NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit landed on Mars to study the chemical and physical composition of the planet's surface. 2001 Hillary Clinton was sworn in as a U.S. senator from New York, having...

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2011 The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) debuted on television. 1994 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, eliminating most tariffs and other trade barriers on products and services passing between the...