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2012 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria
2012 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand
2010 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18
2010 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win
2008 Sweden technically enters the recession after experiencing contraction of 0.1% in the second and third quarter
2008 Canada remains the only OECD country out of the recession at this time
2004 Male Po?o-uli dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
2000 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.
1999 87th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Calgary Stampeders, 32-21
1998 The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
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