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This day in 20th-century history


1996 26th Olympic Summer games opens in Atlanta, Georgia

1976 US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing

1969 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11

1960 USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space

1956 France recognizes Tunisia’s independence

1949 Israel’s 19 month war of independence ends

1944 US invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II

1938 Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws

1903 Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X

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