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Former soccer Player George Weah becomes Liberia’s president

Weah was sworn in as president, making him the 4th youngest serving president in Africa, marking Liberia's first democratic transition in 74 years. He cited fighting corruption, reforming the economy, combating illiteracy and improving life conditions as the main targets of his presidency. Two other world-class African strikers, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o, attended the inauguration.

The iconic Apple 1984 ad aired in national TV

The Macintosh was Apple's first mass-market personal computer featuring an integral graphical user interface and a mouse. It was introduced in a commercial, which alluded to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, during the third quarter of Super Bowl.

UK paralyzed with "day of action", biggest strike since 1926

Public sector strike was the first of a series of strikes. They are demanding a £60 minimum wage for manual workers and a 35-hour week. This is the beginning of "the winter of discontent". The strikes continued until 14 February, when the government sealed an uneasy pact with the unions.

The court announces its decision in the case of Roe vs. Wade

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court ruled that it is a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state's interests in regulating abortions: protecting women's health and protecting the potentiality of human life.

The Boeing 747 enters commercial service for Pan Am Airways

The Boeing 747 is an American wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft and it was the first wide-body produced. Before it's first flight, it was christened by the former First Lady of the United States Pat Nixon and sprayed with red, white and blue water.

Allied troops in WW2 land successfully near Anzio

Allied troops landing is known as Operation Shingle. The operation was initially commanded by Major General John P. Lucas, of the U.S. Army, commanding U.S. VI Corps with the intention being to outflank German forces at the Winter Line and enable an attack on Rome.

Queen Victoria of England dies

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. Her 63 years of reign are known as the Victorian era. It was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire and industrial, cultural, political, scientific and military changes. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover.

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Lord Byron

born 1968

Guy Fieri