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Sunday, July 16, 2017

463 Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius

622 Muslim Era begins — Muhammad begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hijra).

1801 Pope Pius VII and first consul Napoleon sign concord.

1900 A report appears in London that all foreigners in Peking, China, have been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helps mobilise support for relief of foreigners.

1900 Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria.

1904 Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs.

1942 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris.

1942 Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp.

1969 Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on the moon.

2012 Actor-comedian Russell Brand divorces popstar Katy Perry because of irreconcilable differences a year after the fairytale wedding in India.

2013 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalised after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India.

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