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This day in History:

On this day in History

  • 1661 The Treaty of The Hague is signed, whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal.
  • 1945 The atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”.
  • 1962 Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule.
  • 1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Culture Club

  • 1965 The Beatles release the album “Help” in the UK.
  • 1974 ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • 1996 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel “A Game of Thrones”, the first in his series “A Song of Ice and Fire”.
  • 2015 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts “The Daily Show” for the last time.

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