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1893 France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test

1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

1945 V-J Day, Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone – On this day in 1945, an official announcement of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies is made public to the Japanese people.

1980 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

2018 Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43

 

 

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