On this day:

1919: The Paris Peace Conference opens to set the peace terms after World War I, resulting in the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

2002: The Sierra Leone Civil War ends. The war had lasted 11 years and left over 50,000 dead.

Born on this day: 

1689: Montesquieu: French philosopher
1882: A. A. Milne: English author known for creating the character Winnie the Pooh

Gone on this day:

1936: Rudyard Kipling: English author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate known for writing The Jungle Book

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