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Snapchat releases its first paid advertisement

Snapchat's first ad came from Universal Pictures previewing its movie Ouija. The ad was sent to Recent Updates feed along with possibility of not displaying it. The ad played when users pressed their screens, was marked as advertisement and available to play more than once.

Saddam Hussein goes on trial for crimes against humanity

The Trial of Saddam Hussein was the trial of the deposed President of Iraq Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi Interim Government for crimes against humanity during his time in office. Critics viewed the trial as a sham that did not meet international standards on the right to a fair trial.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points

Stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. In Australia and New Zealand is it referred as Black Tuesday because of the time zone difference.

First Battle of Ypres begins

The First Battle of Ypres was a battle of the First World War, fought on the Western Front around Ypres, in West Flanders, Belgium. The battles at Ypres began at the end of the Race to the Sea, reciprocal attempts by the German and Franco-British armies to advance past the northern flank of their opponents.

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