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1796: Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton de­liv­ers his farewell ad­dress to the Amer­i­can peo­ple. He had been pres­i­dent since 1789. 2001: The New York Stock Ex­change (above) re­opens af­ter a four-day shut­down fol­low­ing the Septem­ber 11 at­tacks, the long­est break since the Great De­pres­sion. 2010: Hur­ri­cane Karl smashes into Mex­ico’s Gulf Coast, cre­at­ing havoc in the port city of Veracruz and forc­ing the coun­try to shut down its only nu­clear power plant and its cen­tral Gulf Coast oil plat­forms. 2011: Protest move­ment Oc­cupy Wall

Street be­gins in New York. 2017: Those in Cen­tral Aus­tralia are treated to an or­ange-green light streak­ing through the night sky, thought to be a freshly launched rocket or space junk.

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