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On March the 21st
Jeffrey Weise, a student at Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota, shot and killed seven people in his school, before shooting himself.
Namibia became an independent country after 75 years of South African rule.
American hip hop musician, Kevin Federline, was born in Fresno, California. He is most known for his marriage to pop music superstar Britney Spears and their subsequent separation.
The infamous American prison of Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay, closed after 29 years of serving as a maximum security prison.
American actor, Matthew Broderick, was born in New York city. He is best known for his role in the teen blockbuster movies, Ferris Beullers Day Off and War Games.
German football legend, Lothar Matthaus, was born in Erlangen, Germany.
Brazilian formula one race driver, Ayrton Senna, was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He had been crowned Formula One world champion three times.
British actor, Gary Oldman, was born in London, England.
An Earthquake in Tokyo, Japan killed over 100,000 people.
A fire destroyed most of the city New Orleans.
French mathematician, Joseph Fourier, was born in Auxerre, France.
German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, was born in Eisenach, Germany.
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