This Day in History
3114 BC According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Mayan calendar
2015 US Government formally returns to France Picasso's painting La Coiffeuse, stolen from Paris' National Museum of Modern Art in 2001
2015 76 people are killed & 212 are wounded by an ISIL truck bomb in Baghdad, Iraq
2015 Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion
2014 Israeli and Palestinian cease fire agreed to on August 8 is extended for another 120 hours to provide time for further negotiations
2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
2008 The Baltic state slides into recession with a 0.9% fall in second-quarter GDP after a drop of 0.5% in the first quarter; it falls deeper into recession in the third quarter when the economy contracted 3.3%
2004 Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.
2004 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
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