AT A GLANCE

1895 American inventor Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil. 1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics. 1944 World War II: US President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $US14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort. 1949 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of […]

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