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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.

Bill Gates and Paul Allen make their legendary photo

It was a year when Paul Allen and Bill Gates licensed MS-DOS to IBM in a landmark deal that saw them retain control of the software. Gates and Allen decided to take a picture in field of PCs. The picture of was Recreate in 2013 with exact hardware in Living Computer Museum in Seattle.

The 2nd President of the United States John Adams is born

John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the US, served as the 1st Vice President and as 2nd President of the US. He excelled as a lawyer, diplomat, and leader of American independence from Great Britain. He was a dedicated diarist and his correspondence with his wife and advisor Abigail provides important historical information on the era.

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