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Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Clare Waight Keller

In 2017, Clare Waight Keller was appointed artistic director of haute couture and ready-to-wear for women and men at Givenchy. Replacing Riccardo Tisci, she was the first woman to hold the position at the company.

Beginning of the Syrian Civil War

The unrest in Syria, part of a wider wave of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, grew out of discontent with the Syrian government and escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for Assad's removal were suppressed. International organizations have accused virtually all sides involved of severe human rights violations and of massacres.

Internet's first domain is registered

The first commercial Internet domain name, in the TLD com, was registered with the name symbolics.com by Symbolics Inc., a computer systems firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the first quarter of 2015, 294 million domain names had been registered.

Iranian oil industry is nationalized

The nationalization of the Iran oil industry movement was a movement in the Iranian parliament to nationalize Iran's oil industry. The legislation led to the nationalization of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The movement was led by Mohammad Mosaddegh, a member of the Majlis for the National Front and future prime minister of Iran.

Hitler occupies and annexes Czechoslovakia

The occupation of Czechoslovakia began with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia's northern and western border regions, known collectively as the Sudetenland, under terms outlined by the Munich Agreement. Adolf Hitler's pretext for this action was the alleged privations suffered by the ethnic German population living in those regions. New and extensive Czechoslovak border fortifications were also located in the same area.

UK luxury car maker Rolls-Royce is founded

Rolls-Royce Limited owned a British luxury car and aero-engine manufacturing business founded by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce. Rolls-Royce Limited was incorporated as a vehicle for their ownership of their Rolls-Royce business.

Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Brutus

The assassination of Julius Caesar was the result of a conspiracy by many Roman senators. Led by Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and Marcus Junius Brutus, they stabbed Julius Caesar to death in a location adjacent to the Theatre of Pompey. The ramifications of the assassination led to the Liberators' civil war and, ultimately, to the Principate period of the Roman Empire.

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