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Berlinale – One of the most famous film festivals in Europe opens in Berlin
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Berlinale – One of the most famous film festivals in Europe opens in Berlin

Oscar Martay, a film officer of the Information Service Branch of the American High Commissioner for Germany stationed in Berlin, proposed the idea of a film festival in Berlin. The proposal was put through a committee including members of the Senate of B...
COS-B satellite – The first European Space mission in low Earth orbit
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COS-B satellite – The first European Space mission in low Earth orbit

The mission consisted of a satellite containing gamma-ray detectors, which was launched by NASA on behalf of the ESRO on August 9, 1975. The mission was completed on April 25, 1982, after the satellite had been operational for more than 6.5 years, four ye...
Olof Palme – The assassination of the Prime Minister of Sweden in Stockholm
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Olof Palme – The assassination of the Prime Minister of Sweden in Stockholm

Close to midnight on 28 February 1986, he was walking home from a cinema with his wife Lisbet Palme in the central Stockholm street Sveavägen when he was shot in the back at close range. A second shot grazed Lisbet's back. He was pronounced dead on arriva...

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