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On this day:

1949: Mao Zedong declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

1957: Thalidomide, an anti-nausea drug and sleep-aid, was launched, before being being banned for causing birth defects.

1961: British Cameroon or Southern Cameroon joined the Republic of Cameroon to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

Born on this day:

1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

2012: Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian/English historian, author

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