On this day:

1967: U.S., U.K. and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty. The treaty bans the deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space and limits the use of the Moon for peaceful purposes.

1945: Soviet forces liberate Auschwitz (One of the largest concentration camps of Nazis. The German Nazi regime murdered over 1.1 million people in Auschwitz.

Born on this day:

1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Austrian composer, widely considered as one of the greatest music composers of all time.

1832: Lewis Carroll: English author, author of Alice in Wonderland

Gone on this day:

2010: J. D. Salinger: American author, best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye.

2008: Suharto: Indonesian soldier, politician, 2nd President of Indonesia

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