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EU summit debates migration and Brexit

The meeting of the European Council took place in Bulgaria. The Council is charged with defining the overall political direction and priorities of the EU. Heads of states or government members discussed the ways of handling the immigration problems and the impending withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Americans allow to own a gun anywhere they live

Supreme Court of the US decided that the right to “keep and bear arms” is protected under the Second Amendment, therefore protecting the right from infringement by local governments. Following this, the conflict between Chicago gun restrictions and the 2nd Amendment was resolved by Seventh Circuit.

Slobodan Milosevic is handed over to Hague tribunal

A trial started against Slobodan Miloševič, the former president of Yugoslavia for the war crimes committed during the Yugoslav Wars. Miloševič was charged with violation of laws of war, breaches of the Geneva Conventions and genocide. He was imprisoned until his death due to a heart attack. The court did not come with a verdict.

Elton John becomes the Chairman of Watford Football Club

A professional football club from Hertfordshire in England, Watford FC was supported by Elton John. A lifelong fan, Elton became club chairman, declaring his ambition to take them into the First Division. That was the start of their way up from the Fourth Division. It took only 5 years to accomplish the former goal.

The HMTS Monarch launches from Newfoundland

A cable laying ship departed from Newfoundland on its voyage to Oban in Scotland. During its cruise, the ship laid a coaxial cable connecting America with Europe, resulting in 1st transatlantic line.It was the 1st of the 2 cables used, one of them for each direction. It was able to carry 35 phone calls at a time.

Seoul is captured by North Korean troops

In the First Battle of Seoul was South Korean city Seoul captured by North Korean troopers. Seoul was occupied 3 months till United Nations forces gained city back in the Second Battle of Seoul. Battle of Seoul was beginning of the Korean War.

Mercedes-Benz is formed

Mercedes-Benz automobile manufacturer was formed by merging companies of Karl Benz who invented the first petrol-powered car and Gottlieb Daimler. Headquarters of a company is in Stuttgart, Germany, but this brand is worldwide and it's known mainly for expensive luxury cars.

The Treaty of Versailles is signed in France

The Treaty of Versailles was signed between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was a peace treaty which officially ended World War I. In The Treaty Germany was marked as an offender of all losses and damages and ordered to Germany to pay for war reparations.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were killed by assassins during a visit to Sarajevo. Archduke and his wife were shot by Gavrilo Princip who was part of a group of Serbian separatists. The assassination was one of the causes of the First World War.

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