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Untitled Document 1996 Buoyed by booming confidence in the dollar, as well as dwindling interest rates on U.S. Treasury Bonds, the Dow charged past the magic 6.500 point for the first time in history
1996 America Online announced it would sell its WebCrawler search engine to Excite.
1994 Thanks to an ill-fated decision to acquire Columbia Pictures, electronics giant Sony Corp. floundered through the early 1990s, and the company's woes threatened to grow worse when founderAkio Morita announced his decision to step down as CEO.
1990 Lech Walesa wins in Poland's 1st popular election
1990 Bill Vukovich Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
1988 Widespread earthquake hits NE US, Canada; no damage reported
1988 US &Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson &Akhmilovskaya wed
1988 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1988 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
1987 Harold Washington 1st black mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
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1 Robert Catesby was the leader of the Gunpowder Plot and not Guy Fawkes.
2 In spite of various theories nobody actually knows for sure the birth place of the Irish Patron saint St. Patrick.
3 Walter Raleigh was certainly not responsible for introducing either the potato or tobacco to England.
4 The Guillotine was actually invented in Halifax, West Yorkshire as far back as 1286.
5 Antonio Meucci invented the telephone (his idea was almost certainly stolen by Alexander Graham Bell).
6 Contrary to popular belief, Chop Suey actually is a Chinese dish and was definitely not invented in America.
7 Marie Antoinette never said 'Let Them Eat Cake'?
8 Although there is no outright proof, documentary evidence points firmly towards Richard Ameryk as being the person whom America was named after rather than the popular theory of Amerigo Vespucci.
9 Man did not evolve from monkeys or apes.
10 Kilts, Bag-Pipes, Whisky, Golf, Haggis, Porridge and Tartan did not originate in Scotland.





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Moon Landing - On July 20th 1969, 4 days after take off Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touch down on the Moon. Michael Colllins the 3rd member of the crew remained in the capsule whilst Armstrong and Aldrin performed their historic walk on the moon with the now legendary quote 'it's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind. Further missions were made to the moon and Alan Sheperd famously played a few golf shots with a Wilson 6-Iron golf club.
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