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Ford announces it will sell Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors

Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors. Ford sold its Jaguar and Land Rover operations to Tata Motors for $2.3 billion and the remaining 3% stake were sold to Mazda.

Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay form free-trade zone

Mercosur, also known as Mercosul or Ñemby Ñemuha, is a South American trade bloc established by the Treaty of Asunción in 1991 and Protocol of Ouro Preto in 1994. Its full members are Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Venezuela is a full member but has been suspended since December 2016.

Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty is signed

The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington, D.C., by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, and US president Jimmy Carter. The treaty included mutual recognition, cessation of the state of war, and normalization of relations.

Iwo Jima is officially declared secure

After Iwo Jima was declared secured, about 3,000 Japanese soldiers were left alive in the island's warren of caves and tunnels. Some of them did eventually surrender. The U.S. military occupied Iwo Jima until 1968 when it was returned to Japan.

Swissair is founded as the national airline of Switzerland

Swissair AG/S.A. was the national airline of Switzerland between its founding in 1931 and bankruptcy in 2002. For most of its 71 years, Swissair was one of the major international airlines and known as the "Flying Bank" due to its financial stability, causing it to be regarded as a Swiss national symbol and icon.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1940

Nancy Pelosi

born 1965

Prakash Raj

born 1973

Larry Page

born 1953

Elaine Chao