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1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia.

1736 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere.

1967 1st human heart transplant performed by Dr Christian Barnard in South Africa.

1967 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica.

1971 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.

1989 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George HW Bush, declare the Cold War over.

1992 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia.

2014 Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold

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