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Today in History
Sunday, 16 May 2021
2005
Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
2004
The Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians.
2003
In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
1992
STS-49: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands safely after a successful maiden voyage.
1991
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland addressed a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
1988
A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
1986
The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
1983
Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
1975
Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favour of merging with India.
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