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"Butcher of Bosnia" is convicted of genocide

Mladić was sentenced to life in prison by the ICTY for 10 charges, one of genocide, 5 of crimes against humanity and 4 of violations of the laws or customs of war. He was cleared of one count of genocide. As the top military officer with command responsibility, Mladić was deemed by the ICTY to be responsible for the Siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica massacre.

Uber admits hackers stole personal information

It was revealed that a data breach, which occurred in 2016, disclosed personal information on about 600,000 drivers and 57 million customers, including license information of drivers, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Uber paid a $100,000 ransom to the hackers on the promise they would delete the stolen data. The company was subsequently criticized for concealing the loss of data. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi apologized.

Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany

Angela Merkel was nominated by the CDU/CSU party. The German federal election resulted in the CDU/CSU forming a grand coalition with the SPD. Merkel stated that her government will mainly attempt to reduce unemployment.

Microsoft releases the Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft. As the successor to the original Xbox, it is the second console in the Xbox series. The Xbox 360 was released in November in the United States and Canada. In its first year on the market, the system launched in 36 countries.

The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine

The Orange Revolution took place after the Ukrainian presidential election, which was accompanied by a massive corruption and electoral fraud. Across the nation, the revolution included a series of acts of civil disobedience and general strikes.

Margaret Thatcher resigns

After Michael Heseltine launched a challenge to the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, her Cabinet persuaded her to withdraw. Thatcher's resignation was a surprise to many foreign statesmen, including Henry Kissinger and Mikhail Gorbachev. As Prime Minister, she was replaced by John Major.

Concorde starts scheduled service from Europe to the USA

Concorde is a British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner that was operated until 2003. It was banned in New York in order to prevent sonic boom disturbance on populated areas. The ban came to an end in October when the Supreme Court of the United States declined to overturn a lower court's ruling.

American President John F. Kennedy is assassinated

John Kennedy, the 35th President of the US, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was riding with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie when he was fatally shot by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald firing in ambush from a nearby building.

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