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EU - U.S. Privacy Shield is approved

The EU–US Privacy Shield is a framework for transatlantic exchanges of personal data for commercial purposes between the European Union and the United States. One of its purposes is to enable US companies to more easily receive personal data from EU entities under EU privacy laws meant to protect European Union citizens.

Baghdad airstrikes

The attacks received worldwide coverage and controversy following the release of 39 minutes of gunsight footage by leaks website WikiLeaks The video, which WikiLeaks titled Collateral Murder, showed that the crew falsely claimed to have encountered a firefight and laughed at some of the casualties.

Prince Albert II assumes the throne of Monaco

The first part of Prince Albert II's enthronement as ruler of the Principality was after the end of the three-month mourning period for his father. A morning Mass at Saint Nicholas Cathedral presided over by the Archbishop of Monaco, the Most Reverend Bernard Barsi, formally marked the beginning of his reign.

Battle of Prokhorovka

Prokhorovka is remembered as the largest ever tank battle, part of the Third Reich’s Operation Citadel. The number was 978 tanks in total 306 German and 672 Soviet. The counter-attacking Soviet tanks charged across open terrain, taking heavy losses to German tank fire.

King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife Catherine Parr

Henry married his last wife, the wealthy widow Catherine Parr. Parr helped reconcile Henry with his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. In 1543, an Act of Parliament put them back in the line of succession after Edward. The same act allowed Henry to determine further succession to the throne in his will.

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