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THIS DAY IN HISTORY                Saturday, 20 April 2019
 
  1546
Mahmud III, the Sultan of Gujarat, failed to recover Diu from the Portuguese, despite laying siege to it.

  1887
The world's first motor-race was held along the Seine River in Paris with only one competitor, Georges Bouton in a four-seater quadricycle!

 

1889
Adolf Hitler was born in Brennau, Austria.


  1946
The League of Nations, the first international organization set up to maintain world peace was dissolved.

  2007
Based on the findings of the first extensive study on salt's effect on health, scientists proved that eating less salt reduces the chances of stroke or heart attack.

  2008
Danica Patrick became the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race after winning the Indy Japan 300.

  2010
Lorena Ochoa, the world's number one female golfer from April 2007 to May 2010, announced her retirement from golf at the age of 28.

  2010
An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11, causing the rig to sink and resulting in the largest accidental oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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