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2018Dec 19

"Mary Poppins Returns" is released

Mary Poppins Returns is an American musical fantasy movie directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee, from a story by Magee, Marshall, and John DeLuca. Based on the book series by P. L. Travers, this sequel to 1964's Mary Poppins stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous character. It is scheduled for wide release in the US giving it one of the longest gaps between film sequels in history at 54 years.

2016Dec 19

Berlin Christmas market attack

A truck was driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz, leaving 12 persons dead and 56 injured. The perpetrator of the attack was Anis Amri, a Tunisian failed asylum seeker, who was urged by the Islam State of Iraq and the Levant.

2014Dec 19

Belarus imposes 30% tax on purchases of foreign currency

Belarus has imposed a 30 percent tax on buying foreign currency and more than doubled interest rates to 50 percent as the ripples of this week’s Russian market turmoil began to be felt in other former Soviet countries. The Belarusian central bank said the move was taken “due to the increased demand for foreign currency on the domestic market”.

2012Dec 19

First female President of South Korea

Park Geun-hye is a former South Korean politician who served as the 18th President of South Korea from 2013 to 2017. Park was the 1st woman to be President of South Korea and also the 1st female president popularly elected as head of state in East Asia. She was also the 1st South Korean president to be born after the country's founding.

2010Dec 19

The Miracle at the New Meadowlands

The Miracle at the New Meadowlands was an improbable come-from-behind win by the Philadelphia Eagles over a rival team the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium. The game was a crucial one in the context of the season, played between two divisional rivals in Week 15 of the 2010 NFL season.

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