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#ThrowbackThursday: How the world looked on this day in history

A day in the life of Earth, Jan. 23 edition.

On this day in ... 


 

... 1961, President John F. Kennedy's new cabinet was sworn in at the White House. 


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... 1964, Austria was preparing to host the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. Not enough snow fell naturally, so soldiers had to help shovel it in by the truckload.


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... 1968, these three sisters were among thousands of Palestinians who fled the occupied West Bank in the aftermath of Israel's June 1967 war with Jordan, Syria and Egypt.


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... 1973, negotiators Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho signed the Paris Peace Accords on behalf of the United States and Vietnam, supposedly ending the Vietnam War.


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... 1976, Margaret Thatcher, then the chairwoman of Britain's Conservative Party, rode a tank with British soldiers stationed in West Germany.


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... 1986, violence between South Africa's rival Zulu and Pondo ethnic groups was causing thousands to flee the region around Durban. This woman took her bed with her. 


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... 1990, David Bowie had just announced his new world tour, and was rocking out in London.


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... 1991, at the height of the Gulf War, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell was briefing the Pentagon on Operation Desert Storm, which had started one week earlier.


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... 1995, Japan was still reeling from the Kobe earthquake six days earlier. This woman, who had lost her home, was making a sign with the address of where she was staying so that loved ones could contact her. 


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... 1995, campaigners against domestic abuse were gathering outside the courtroom in Los Angeles where O.J. Simpson was due to go on trial, accused of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.  


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... 1996, more than 1,000 Korean and Filipino couples — followers of controversial South Korean religious leader Sun Myung Moon — were getting married en masse in Manila.


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... 1998, Boris Yeltsin was still the president of Russia, and his wife Naina was still doing his tie for him.  


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... 2001, US President George W. Bush was letting his dogs Barney and Spot play ball on the White House lawn.


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... 2002, this is how Ground Zero looked, four months after the Sept. 11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York.


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... 2003, US tennis star Serena Williams was celebrating beating Kim Clijsters of Belgium in the semi-final of the Australian Open. She would go on to win the final against her sister, Venus. 


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... 2009, the UK officially entered recession for the first time in more than a decade. This is how Liverpool looked that day.


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... 2012, Egypt held its first parliamentary session since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak, nearly a year earlier. The Muslim Brotherhood and its allies held most of the seats.


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... 2013, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her long-awaited testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 


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