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On October the 13th
The United States Senate rejected ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The treaty was meant to ban all forms of nuclear explosion testing, in all environments.
Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, was born in Sydney, Australia. Nicknamed, the Thorpedo, he is considered as one of the greatest middle-distance swimmers of all time. He has won five gold, three silver and one bronze medals in two Olympics so far (2006).
A Bolivian Boeing cargo jet crashed in a crowded street of Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 people, 97 of which where people on the ground.
American television personality, Ed Sullivan, died at the age of 73. He is most remembered as being the host of "The Ed Sullivan Show", which enjoyed tremendous success and run for a staggering 23 years, between the years 1948 and 1971.
An Uruguayan Air passenger plane crashed in the Andes mountains, between the borders of Argentina and Chile. 72 days after the crash all 16 survivors were rescued. They had been able to survive by feeding on the flesh of their dead co-passengers and were rescued by the incredible feat of two of their members who managed to breach the Andes and reach Chile.
The play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?, premiered on Broadway.
American businessman, Milton S. Hershey, died at the age of 88. He was the founder of what is still today one of the largest confectionery business in the world and a name that is synonymous with chocolate.
The new government of Italy sided with the Allies and declared war on Germany.
American musician, Paul Simon, was born in New Jersey, USA. Along with his high school friend, Art Garfunkel, he formed the Simon & Garfunkel duet which enjoyed tremendous success throughout the 1960's and 1970's. While he subsequently pursued a successful solo career later, he has often reunited with Garfunkel througout the years.
Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, was born in Chania, Crete. She is considered as the most successful Greek singer, who over four decades has forged a highly successful international career.
Following in line with Kemal Ataturk's Turkish national reforms, Ankara replaced Constantinople as the capital of Turkey.
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