On this day:

2001: Wikipedia goes online, Founded by Jimmy Wales the online encyclopedia has since become the largest reference work on the internet.

1973: US president Nixon orders ceasefire in Vietnam

Born on this day:

1929: Martin Luther King, Jr. American activist, Nobel Prize winner for peace, heavily influenced by the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi

1918: Gamal Abdel Nasser Egyptian army officer, politician, 2nd President of Egypt

Gone on this day:

1919: Rosa Luxemburg: Russian economist, philosopher

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