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Hunting Hitler’s panzers

The Nazi leader rushed his most powerful armoured division to crush the D-Day invaders, but it was relentlessly hunted down by Allied fighter-bombers.

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The dawn of anesthesia

”It is the greatest discovery ever made! I didn’t feel so much as the prick of a pin!” exclaimed Connecticut dentist Horace Wells after his colleague had extracted one of his bad teeth on December 11, 1844, according to anecdote. While in that time tooth extraction was synonymous with unbearable pain, Wells, due to the effect of nitrous oxide, felt almost nothing during the operation. Although it took decades for the world to accept his method, the dentist has been considered to be among the pioneers of general anesthesia.

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Celebrities on holiday

Filming and being filmed. The press kept a close eye on President Ford, creating the image of the clumsy politician. The media always showed a preference for reporting about the President whenever he fell, stumbled or bumped his head on the door of the presidential helicopter. See more celebrities on holiday…

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Wilson rewarded Nobel Peace Prize

On December 10, 1920, the Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to American President Woodrow Wilson for creating the so-called “Fourteen Points” (a plan for world peace) and an intergovernmental organization the League of Nations founded on January 10, 1920 with an aim to maintain word peace.

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