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90% voted for independece in Catalan referendum

The Catalan independence referendum of 2017 was held in the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia, passed by the Parliament of Catalonia. It was declared illegal on 7 September 2017 and suspended by the Constitutional Court of Spain after a request from the Spanish government, who declared it a breach of the Spanish Constitution.

Denmark introduces the world's first legal same-sex partnerships

Registered partnerships in Denmark were created by a law which was passed on 7 June 1989 and came into force on 1 October 1989. It was the first such law in the world. Registered partnerships had almost all the same qualities as marriage. Divorce for registered partners followed the same rules as opposite-sex divorces.

Gorbachev becomes the head of Supreme Soviet

After a forced resignation of Andrei Gromyko, Mikhail Gorbachev names himself head of the Supreme Soviet. Supreme Soviet was the highest legislative body in the Soviet Union and the only one with the power to pass constitutional amendments.

Sony launches the world's first commercial CD player

The Sony CDP-101 is the world's first commercially released compact disc player. The first player was launched in Japan at a list price of 168,000 yen and worldwide six months later. 101 in the model name represents the number 5 in binary notation and was chosen as the model was considered to be of medium class.

Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida

The Walt Disney World Resort is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista near Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida. Opened in 1971, the resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a division of The Walt Disney Company. It was initially operated by Walt Disney World Company.

"In God We Trust" motto appears on U.S. dollars

The official motto of the United States "In God We Trust" was adopted as a replacement to the unofficial motto "Out of many, one". Former President Dwight Eisenhower declared that the motto has to appear on American currency. Some groups and people have expressed objections to its use because of its religious reference.

Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

The history of the People's Republic of China details the history of mainland China since 1949, when, after a near-complete victory by the Communist Party of China in the Chinese Civil War, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China from atop Tiananmen.

High-ranking Nazis are sentenced to death

The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces under international law and the laws of war after WWII. The trials were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, judicial and economic leadership of Nazi Germany, who participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes.

Experiments begin at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp

The experiments were conducted at Buchenwald to investigate the effect of various poisons. The poisons were secretly administered to experimental subjects in their food. The victims died as a result of the poison or were killed immediately in order to permit autopsies.

Germany annexes the Sudetenland

The annexation of Sudetenland by by Nazi Germany took place after the later infamous Munich Agreement. Part of the borderland was invaded and annexed by Poland. After the Second World War, the Sudeten Germans were largely expelled and the region today is inhabited almost exclusively by native Czechs.

General Francisco Franco is named head of Spain

In 1936, in Burgos, Franco was publicly proclaimed as Generalísimo of the National army and Jefe del Estado - Head of State. When Emilio Mola was killed in another air accident a year later, which some believe was an assassination, no military leader was left from those who organized the conspiracy against the Republic between 1933 and 1935.

The Soviet Union introduces its first five-year plan

The first five-year plan of the former Soviet Union was a list of economic goals created by General Secretary Joseph Stalin. Among other things, it included so called kolkhoz, a form of collective farming, and rapid industrialization of heavy industry in order for the Soviet Union to be capable of addressing external and internal threats.

First affordable car

Ford Motor Company started the production of its Model T, also known as Tin Lizzie. The car was produced with use of an assembly line. That's why a typical American family could afford it. Ford sold 16.5 million of these cars. Model T is one of the best-selling cars of all time. Last Model T left the factory in 1927.

Yosemite National Park is established

Yosemite National Park is situated in Northern California and covers an area of 747,956 acres. The park is known for its waterfalls, granite cliffs, clear streams, lakes, glaciers and biodiversity. It annually has about 4 million visitors.

Karl Marx' book 'Das Kapital' is published

Das Kapital by Karl Marx is an essential theoretical text in materialist philosophy, economics and politics. Marx aimed to reveal the economic patterns underpinning the capitalist form of production, in contrast to classical political economists, such as Adam Smith or David Ricardo.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1935

Julie Andrews

born 1956

Theresa May

born 1966

George Weah