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Today in History
Saturday, 19 June 2021
2006
Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.
1990
The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, was ratified for the first time by Norway.
1987
Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
1982
In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
The body of ''God's Banker'', Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
1978
Garfield appears in his first comic strip.
1970
The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
1966
Shiv Sena a political party in India is founded in Mumbai.
1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
1961
Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
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