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Google Bends on Right-to-be-Forgotten Rule in EU

Google has expanded how it applies Europe’s right-to-be-forgotten rule for search engines, bending to demands from privacy regulators. Google removed links from all of its global search sites when a user in a European Union country would search for information about a person from the same country who has exercised the right to be forgotten.

Oil price falls to 13-year low

Because of oversupply and lack of agreements between oil-producing countries members of the OPEC and also because of lack of coordinated efforts between OPEC and Non-OPEC countries the price of oil fell rapidly and continued to slide, causing the cost of WTI crude to fall to a 13-year low.

Nelson Mandela is released after 27 years imprisonment

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa. He served 27 years in prison, initially on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. President F. W. de Klerk released him in 1990.

Japan becomes the world’s fourth space power

Ōsumi is the name of the first Japanese satellite put into orbit, named after the Ōsumi Province in the southern islands of Japan. It was launched with a Lambda 4S-5 rocket from Uchinoura Space Center. Japan became the fourth nation after the USSR, the United States and France to release an artificial satellite into successful orbit on its own.

General Motors recognizes unions after "sit-down strike"

The United Auto Workers staged successful sit-down strikes, most famously in the Flint Sit-Down Strike. In Flint, Michigan, strikers occupied several General Motors plants for more than forty days and repelled the efforts of the police and National Guard to retake them.

Italy recognizes the independence of Vatican City

Vatican City is an independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. Established with the Lateran Treaty, it is distinct from yet under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See. With an area of 44 hectares, and a population of about 1,000, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1847

Thomas Edison

born 1964

Sarah Palin

born 1951

Jim McIngvale