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August 17

2017 – 2017 Barcelona attack: A vehicle is driven at people on the street Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, killing 13 people. 2015 – A bomb explodes at the Ratchaprasong Intersection near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, killing ...

August 18

1965 - Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins - US marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the major American ground battle of the war. 1966 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Bat ...

August 19

2005 – The first ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005, begins. 2009 – A series of bombings in Baghdad kills 101 people, and injures 565. 2003 – A car bomb attack on Baghdads United Nations Headquarters ...

August 20

2004 – Talk show host Regis Philbin breaks the record for Most Hours on Camera, with 15.188. 2009 – Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person to have been convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, who is suffering from prostate cancer, is released from a ...

August 21

2010 – Australias 2010 General Election is the closest in years with little to separate Julia Gillard of the Australian Labor Party and Tony Abbott of the Conservative Liberal Party of Australia. Through the support of independent MPs, Julia Gill ...

August 22

1926 – Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa. 1978 – The Sandinista Liberation Front occupies the national palace in Managua, Nicaragua. 1962 – The Savannah, the worlds first nuclear-powered ship, completes its maiden voyage. 1975 – An ...

August 23

2005 – Hurricane Katrina forms as a tropical depression. 2018 - Sexual harassment allegations against former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond are made public. 2011 - 2011 Virginia earthquake: A magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near Mineral ...

August 24

2016 - A major earthquake hits Central Italy, killing 276 people. 2001 - Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the mid-Atlantic Ocean, making a safe emergency landing on the island of Terceira, Azores. 2012 - Anders Behring Breivik is decl ...

August 25

2006 – Because of difficult situation in East Timor, the UN sends an integrated mission there. 2003 – The Delta II rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, sending the Spitzer space telescope into space. 2017 – Hurricane Harvey makes landfal ...

August 26

2014 – A ceasefire enters into force between Israel and the Gaza Strip. 2011 – Naoto Kan announces his resignation as Prime Minister of Japan. 2008 – Russia unilaterally recognises the Republic of Georgias break-away territories Abkhazia and Sout ...

August 27

2005 – The Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden, which is the tallest residential building in Europe, is opened. 2003 – Mars makes closest approach to Earth in nearly 60.000 years, passing approximately 34.646.416 miles 55.758.006 kilometers from Earth ...

August 28

2007 - Abdullah Gul becomes President of Turkey. 2003 – A power blackout in southeastern England affects 500.000 people. 2014 - Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes President of Turkey. 2005 – Hurricane Katrina begins to make landfall in Louisiana and Mi ...

August 29

2015 – Protests take place in Kuala Lumpur against Malaysias Prime Minister Najib Razak. 2004 – Michael Schumacher wins his 7th Formula One world title and his 5th in a row, breaking the record held by Juan Manuel Fangio. 2003 – Ayatollah Sayed M ...

August 30

2002 – The Tandy Center Subway in Fort Worth, Texas ceases to operate. 2001 – Former President of Yugoslavia and Serbia Slobodan Milosevic is charged with Genocide. 2014 – Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk is chosen as the new EU President, wh ...

August 31

August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. It is the last day of the second third of the year. The end of this day the second third of a leap year. The end of the seco ...

December 1

2018 - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador becomes President of Mexico. 2006 – Felipe Calderon becomes President of Mexico. 2017 - The groups are drawn for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 2013 - A train derails in the Bronx, New York City, on the bank ...

December 2

2008 – Somchai Wongsawat resigns as Prime Minister of Thailand. 2010 – Russia and Qatar are announced as hosts of the FIFA World Cup, for 2018 and 2022 respectively. 2004 - Typhoon Nanmadol kills about 1.000 people in the Philippines. 2001 – Enro ...

December 3

1971 – Full-scale war erupts between India and Pakistan. 1970 – October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de la Liberation de Quebec, after 60 days in captivity. 2012 - Typhoon Bopha stri ...

December 4

2016 - Constitutional reform is rejected by a majority in a national referendum in Italy, leading to Prime Minister Matteo Renzis announcement that he is to resign from office. 2001 – Lisa Beamer, wife of Todd Beamer, through the Todd M. Beamer F ...

December 5

2017 - The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for doping offences. 2003 - The Icelandic language Wikipedia publishes its first articles. 2005 – The United Kingdom Civil Partnersh ...

December 6

2006 – NASA reveals photographs of Mars from the Mars Global Surveyor, suggesting a liquid presence on the planet. 2001 – In Canada, the province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador. 2017 - US President Donald Trump officially re ...

December 7

2016 - An earthquake in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, kills around 100 people. 2016 - All 47 people on board die when a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes near Islamabad. 2006 - A tornado strikes Kensal Green, Northwest London. 2015 - Then ...

December 8

2007 – The office of Benazir Bhutto is stormed by gunmen. Three people are killed. 1994 – Ethiopia adopts a new Constitution. 1982 – December murders: In Suriname, 13 civilians and 2 military officers, opposed to the military regime of Desi Boute ...

December 9

1962 - The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona is created. 2008 – Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is arrested by federal agents on a number of crimes, including trying to sell the United States Senate Seat of Barack Obama, who had been el ...

December 10

2007 - Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner becomes the first female President of Argentina. 2013 - A memorial service for Nelson Mandela is held in Johannesburg. See Death and state funeral of Nelson Mandela. 2004 – A tombstone commemorating the 35th ...

December 11

2006 - The Mexican Drug War begins. 2019 - Test cricket is played in Pakistan for the first time since 2009, when the Sri Lankan national team was attacked there. 2010 – Two bombs explode in central Stockholm, killing 1, and injuring 2. 2019 - Th ...

December 12

2006 – Peugeot produce their last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry. 2013 - Jang Sung-taek, previously a powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim J ...

December 13

2016 - Syrian civil war: Government forces take control of the city of Aleppo. 2003 – Saddam Hussein is captured by United States-led forces near his home town of Tikrit. 2014 - A landslide in Java, Indonesia, kills at least 18 people and leaves ...

December 14

2013 - Chinese spacecraft Change 3, carrying the Yutu rover, becomes the first spacecraft to soft-land on the Moon since 1976. 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: 20-year-old Adam Lanza shoots and kills his mother at his home in Newtown ...

December 15

2004 – David Blunkett, Home Secretary in the British Government, resigns over a VISA scandal. 2014 - 2014 Sydney hostage crisis: Iranian refugee and known criminal Man Haron Monis takes several people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, Australia. The s ...

December 16

2011 – Typhoon Washi hits the Philippines in the night to December 17. 2014 - Members of the Pakistani Taliban carry out a massacre at an army school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing at least 141 people, most of them children. 2012 - 2012 Delhi gan ...

December 17

2004 – Out of health and cultural reasons, Bhutan bans the sale of tobacco. 2019 - Fallon Sherrock becomes the first woman to win a match in a World Darts Championship. 2011 - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il dies. His son, Kim Jong-un, takes over ...

December 18

2005 - Evo Morales is elected President of Bolivia. 2019 - The United States House of Representatives votes for the first impeachment of Donald Trump. 2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the second movie in Peter Jacksons The Lord of th ...

December 19

2007 – Marcus Stephen becomes President of Nauru. 2005 – Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon suffers a minor stroke. 2016 - A lorry is driven into a crowd at a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing at least 12 people. 2001 – The Argentine ...

December 20

2004 - A gang of thieves steal 26.5 million pounds from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 2002 – US Senator Trent Lott resigns as majority leader. 2016 - A fireworks market explosion near Mexico ...

December 21

2005 - The United Kingdom introduces Civil Partnership for same-sex couples. Elton John and his partner David Furnish are among those who make use of this law on its first day. 2014 - Beji Caid Essebsi is elected President of Tunisia. 2002 – Vanc ...

December 22

2001 – Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, handed over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by Hamid Karzai. 2008 – President of Guinea Lansana Conte dies. Following his death, Moussa Dadis Cama ...

December 23

2007 - An agreement is made for Nepal to change its system of government from a monarchy to a republic. 2005 – Lech Kaczynski becomes President of Poland. His time in office ends with his death in a plane crash on April 10, 2010. 2013 - A storm h ...

December 24

2005 – Chad declares that it is in a state of war with Sudan, though denies that it has declared war. 2008 – The Lords Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 2017 - Guatemala an ...

December 25

December 25 is the 359th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are six days remaining until the end of the year. Christmas is celebrated on this day in many Christian and Western countries.

December 26

2002 – French Raelian scientist Brigitte Boisselier says Clonaid has delivered the first of a supposed five clone babies through cesarean section. 2017 - Honduras and Panama decide to move their embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 200 ...

December 27

2008 – A three-week war begins in the Gaza Strip, as Israel launches Operation Cast Lead on suspected Hamas militants in Gaza, lasting three weeks. 2001 – The Peoples Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United S ...

December 28

2007 – Nepal announces its intention to become a Republic. 2008 - War in Somalia: Militaries of Somalias transitional federal government take Mogadishu unopposed. 2014 - A ferry travelling from Patras, Greece to Ancona, Italy, catches fire in the ...

December 29

2014 - Politicians in Greece are unable to elect a President, with main candidate Stavros Dimas failing to get enough votes. New elections are called for January 2015. 2013 - Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is severely injured in a skiing ...

December 30

2006 – Madrids Barajas Airport is bombed. 2011 – This day is skipped in Samoa and Tokelau, as the International Date Line is shifted, intended to improve trade relations with Australia and New Zealand. 2006 – Saddam Hussein is executed in Iraq. 2 ...

December 31

2014 - US and UK forces withdraw from Afghanistan. 2009 – In Espoo, Finland, Ibrahim Shkupolli shoots his former girlfriend dead, then shoots four people to death at a shopping mall before committing suicide. 2017 - A bus crash near Migaa, Kenya, ...

February 4

2014 - The Scottish Parliament approves the legalization of same-sex marriage in Scotland, after England and Wales had also legalized it, in 2013. 2013 - It is announced that the remains dug up in a car park in Leicester are those of King Richard ...

February 5

2017 - Cameroon defeats Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Libreville, Gabon. 2008 – A tornado outbreak in the southern United States kills 57 people. 2004 – Morecambe Bay, England: 23 Chinese cockle pickers dr ...

February 6

2012 - Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 years on the throne as Queen of the United Kingdom and several countries in the Commonwealth of Nations, becoming only the second British monarch, after Queen Victoria, to reach this milestone. 2018 - SpaceX suc ...

February 7

2016 - North Korea announces that it has launched a rocket. 2014 - The 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, southern Russia. 2016 - The Denver Broncos win the 50th Super Bowl, defeating the Carolina Panthers 24-10. 2005 - Ellen MacArthur becomes ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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