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On September the 29th
American artist, Roy Lichtenstein, died at the age of 94. He was one of the most prominent pop-art painters, whose work was strongly influenced from popular advertising and comic book styles.
Greek musician, George Dalaras, was born in Piraeus. He is considered as one of the best contemporary singers of Greek music.
President of Poland, Lech Walesa, was born in Popowo, Poland. He was one of the founders of 'Solidarity', the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union. He was also the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and won the 1990 presidential elections to become president of Poland.
The city of Warsaw surrendered to the invading armies of both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, 12 days after they simultaneously invaded Poland.
The Munich Agreement was signed by the countries of Britain, France, Nazi Germany and Italy. Under the terms of the agreement Germany was allowed to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. It is often referred to as the 'Munich betrayal' because of the military alliance between Czechoslovakia and France as well as between France and Britain, which was totally disregarded.
Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, was born in Milan, Italy. He is the leader of the Forza Italia political movement, a centre-right party which he founded in 1993. He has held the office of prime minister of Italy twice.
American musician Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Louisiana, USA. He was hugely popular musician during the 50's, with such international hits as 'Great Balls of Fire' in his repertoire. He fell from fame due to several scandals which followed him throughout the years, keeping him out of fame's spotlight
English actor, Trevor Howard, was born in Kent, England.
Italian film director, Michelangelo Antonioni, was born in Ferrara, Italy. He is widely considered as one of the most influential directors of the 20th century.
London's Metropolitan Police, became the first official police department in the world.
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