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Victoria

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queen of United Kingdom

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Brooklyn Bridge

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1883

Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge

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Lebanon
2000: Israel ended its 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon, withdrawing the last of its troops from its self-declared security zone. [Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about the Middle East.]
World Trade Center bombing of 1993
1994: Four men convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City were each sentenced to 240 years in prison; the terrorist attack had killed 6 people and injured some 1,000.
1956: The first Eurovision Song Contest was held, in Lugano, Switzerland, and it became a hugely popular annual event. [Take our quiz about songs and music stars.]
United States
1951: In the U.S. nuclear program, the fourth test of Operation Greenhouse was conducted, resulting in the first proof-of-principle test of a booster design in nuclear fission. [Watch the sequence of events in the fission of a uranium nucleus by a neutron.]

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1966

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