1918 - 1st WWI US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany, off Ireland
1931 - 1st Dracula movie released
1933 - President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
1936 - Hitler announces building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)
1939 - German battleship Bismarck was launched
1942 - Singapore surrenders to the Japanese
1944 - 891 British bombers attack Berlin
1948 - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
1971 - After 1200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal
1984 - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
1989 - Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
1989 - Soviet military occupation of Afghánistán ends
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