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Croatia is approved for entry

The 2013 enlargement of the EU saw Croatia join the EU as its 28th member state in July 2013. The country applied for EU membership in 2003, and the European Commission recommended making it an official candidate in early 2004. Candidate country status was granted to Croatia by the European Council in mid-2004.

Spain legalizes gay marriage

After much debate, a law permitting same-sex marriage was passed by the Cortes Generales, Spain's bicameral Parliament, composed of the Senate and the Congress of Deputies, in June 2005 and published in July 2005.

New York Times and Washington Post are freed

New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713, was a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court on the First Amendment. The ruling made it possible for The New York Times and The Washington Post newspapers to publish the then-classified Pentagon Papers without risk of government censorship or punishment.

The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line

In the Chevrolet factory in a city of Flint, Michigan was assembled first Chevrolet Corvette sports car. This car became one of the most popular American cars ever and till this time Chevrolet introduced seven generations of Corvette.

The Night of the Long Knives

The Night of the Long Knives, or the Röhm Purge, also called Operation Hummingbird was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when Adolf Hitler, urged on by Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler, carried out a series of political extrajudicial executions intended to consolidate his hold on power in Germany, as well as to alleviate the concerns of the German military about the role of Ernst Röhm and the Sturmabteilung (SA), the Nazis' own mass paramilitary organization. Nazi propaganda presented the murders as a preventive measure against an alleged imminent coup by the SA under Röhm - the so-called Röhm putsch.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1983

Cheryl

born 1930

Thomas Sowell