On This Day…

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1912 – Following the example of Montenegro, their smaller ally in the tumultuous Balkan region of Europe, Serbia and Greece declare war on the Ottoman Empire, beginning the First Balkan War in earnest.

1912 – Serbia and Greece declare war on the Ottoman Empire in First Balkan War.

1931 – Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signalling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s.

1963 – The Beatles record “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at EMI Studios in London

1972 – American rapper and actor Eminem, who was one of the most controversial and best-selling artists of the early 21st century, was born.

1979 – Mother Teresa, founder of a Roman Catholic order of women dedicated to the poor and particularly to the destitute of India, was named the recipient of that year’s Nobel Prize for Peace.

2017 – Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting.

2018 – Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada.

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Via Britannica / On This Day