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323BC Alexan­der the Great dies of a fever, aged 33. 1944 Ger­many launches its first V-1 mis­sile against London.

1956 Bri­tain hands its Suez Canal base to Egypt af­ter op­er­at­ing it for 74 years.

1969 With­drawal of Amer­i­can com­bat troops from South Viet­nam be­gins.

1997 Ti­mothy McVeigh is sen­tenced to death for bomb­ing a build­ing in Ok­la­homa City in 1995.

2005 A US Congress man­dated re­port in the UN de­scribes the world body’s man­age­ment as “os­si­fied”.

2008 Three rob­bers steal two Pi­casso prints from a Sao Paulo art mu­seum.

2013 A pro­posal to build a ri­val to the Panama Canal across Nicaragua is backed by law­mak­ers.

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