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The following three lectures were originally delivered by Russel Tarr to students at the International School of Toulouse.
You may also wish to download the Essential Historiographical Terms handout.
Events (50 years ago today): 1966 - West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - George Weah, Liberian footballer and politician
Deaths (600 years ago today): 1416 - Yaqub Spata, Albanian ruler
Commemorations:International Day of Older PersonsWorld Vegetarian DayPeople's Republic Of China National DayNigeria National DayTuvalu National Day
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