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On October the 8th
A small Cessna plane collided with a Scandinavian Airlines passenger jet liner during take-off from Milan airport. 118 people died as a result of the crash.
The "Office of Homeland Security" was established in the United States. The department was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
American actor, Matt Damon, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Along with his personal friend Ben Affleck, he earned the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the hit movie Good Will Hunting.
Revolutionary guerilla leader, Che Guevara, was captured along with his men in Bolivia. He was executed the next day by the Bolivian army.
American musician, C-Jay Ramone, was born in Queens, New York. He is best known for being the bassist for punk rock group The Ramones from 1989 to 1996.
A three train collision in London resulted in the death of 112 people.
During the early days of World War II Germany annexed Western Poland.
The First Balkan War began as Montenegro declared war on Turkey.
President of Argentina, Juan Peron, was born in Buenos Aires. He was elected three times as President of Argentina and along with his wife Eva (Known also as Evita) was one of the most beloved figures of Argenitian political life thorughout the 20th century.
King of Albania, Zog I, was born in Castle Burgajet, Albania.
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