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1859 Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.
1940 Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.
1947 The "Hollywood 10," were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.
1947 John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl was published for the first time.
1969 Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.
1989 Czechoslovakia's hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies.
1993 The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill.
1995 In Ireland, the voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing divorce.
1998 AOL (America Online) announced a deal for their purchase of Netscape for $4.21 billion.


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