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– The 1906 Sum­mer Olympics, not now rec­og­nized as part of the of­fi­cial Olympic Games, open in Athens.

– Ts­inghua Univer­sity, one of main­land China’s leading uni­ver­si­ties, is founded.

– Pravda, the “voice” of the Com­mu­nist Party of the Soviet Union, be­gins pub­li­ca­tion in Saint Peters­burg.

– The use of poi­son gas in World War I es­ca­lates when chlo­rine gas is re­leased as a chemical weapon in the Sec­ond Bat­tle of Ypres.

– The United King­dom, Ja­pan and the United States sign the Lon­don Naval Treaty reg­u­lat­ing sub­ma­rine war­fare and lim­it­ing ship­build­ing.

– The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its first sea­son.

– Bri­tish yachts­man Sir Robin Knox-John­ston wins the Sun­day Times Golden Globe Race and com­pletes the first solo non-stop cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion of the world.

– The first Earth Day is cel­e­brated.

– Viet­nam War: In­creased Amer­i­can bomb­ing in Viet­nam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Fran­cisco.

– The Ger­man mag­a­zine Der Stern claims that the “Hitler Diaries” had been found in wreck­age in East Ger­many; the diaries are sub­se­quently re­vealed to be forg­eries.

– In an ex­plo­sion in Guadala­jara, Mex­ico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 in­jured and 15,000 left home­less.

– Ver­sion 1.0 of the Mo­saic web browser is re­leased.

– Haouch Khemisti mas­sacre in Al­ge­ria – 93 vil­lagers killed.

– Dis­ney’s An­i­mal King­dom opens at Walt Dis­ney World near Or­lando, Florida, United States.

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