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The recreational use of cannabis is legalized in Canada

The Cannabis Act is the law which legalized recreational cannabis use nationwide in Canada in combination with its companion legislation Bill C-46, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code. The law is a milestone in the legal history of cannabis in Canada, alongside the 1923 prohibition.

US Airways makes the final flight

US Airways ceased to exist when the Federal Aviation Administration granted a single operating certificate for US Airways and American Airlines. To the public, the airlines appeared to merge. Flight 1939 took off from Philadelphia International Airport as US Airways Flight 1939 but returned back as American Airlines Flight 1939.

The first Israeli minister is assassinated in a terrorist attack

Israel's tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi was assassinated at the former Hyatt Hotel in Jerusalem by a squad of Palestinians acting on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine militant organization. Ze'evi was the first Israeli minister to be assassinated since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She received the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which takes care of socially excluded groups and people.

OPEC states declare oil embargo

The members of the OPEC announced an oil embargo on nations that supported Israel during the Yom Kippur War. The price of oil rose from US$3 per barrel to nearly $12. The embargo was followed by an oil crisis with many effects on global politics and economy.

Paris police massacre more than 200 Algerians

The Paris massacre occurred during the Algerian War. Demonstration of 30,000 Algerian supporters of National Liberation Front, that fought against pro-France Algerians and the rival Algerian nationalist organization, was attacked by the French National Police.

Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States

Einstein returned to the US and took up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, noted for having become a refuge for scientists fleeing Nazi Germany. At the time, most American universities, including Harvard and Yale, had minimal or no Jewish faculty or students, as a result of their Jewish quotas, which lasted until the late 1940s.

Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison

He was the boss of the Chicago Outfit gang, yet he was arrested and sentenced to a year in prison on a weapons charge. After the massacre on Saint Valentine, the government called for action. Short after Capone was release he was indicted for tax evasion and sent to Atlanta which at the time hosted America’s most notorious prisoners.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1915

Arthur Miller

born 1962

Mike Judge