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Facts From 1988 - Benazir Bhutto Elected As Prime Minister of Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto , daughter of former President and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was elected in 1988 as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan.Born in Karachi in 1953 , Bhutto was educated overseas at Harvard and Oxford before returning to Pakistan in 1977 where her father was leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Later that year her fath...

Facts From 1965 - Julie Andrews Stars In The Sound Of Music

Julie Andrews , born Julia Elizabeth Wells , is an English actress who won an Oscar for best Actress for her part in Walt Disney`s Mary Poppins. It was her film debut and this lead her to getting the role of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music for which she won the Golden Globe Best Actress award.                                          The S...

Facts From 1989 - Fall Of The Berlin Wall

The Fall of the Berlin Wall on 9th November 1989 foreshadowed the fall of the Iron Curtain - a division between east and west - set up by the Soviet Union following World War II. This was a pivotal moment in the history of the world and lead to the fall of communism in central and eastern Europe. The Wall itself was erected in 1961 by the German...

Facts From 1950 - Chadwick Swims The English Channel

American long distance swimmer Florence May Chadwick broke the then world record held by American swimmer Gertrude Ederie. On 8th August 1950 , at the age of 32 , Chadwick swam from France to England in a record time of 13 hours and 23 minutes. Approximately one year later Chadwick swam the Channel again , only this time in the opposite directio...

Facts From 2001 - The Enron Scandal

An accounting scandal of epic proportions took place in 2001. The Enron Corporation was a USA energy company that was formed by Kenneth Lay in 1985 when InterNorth and Houston Gas merged. Lay later recruited Jeffrey Skilling who oversaw a system of "mark-to-market" pricing - a system whereby future profits from deals could be accounted for by es...

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