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1992

U.S. Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia

On this day in 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country. Following centuries of colonial rule by countries including Portugal, Britain and Italy, Mogadishu became the capital of an independent Somalia in 1960. Less than 10 years later, a military group led by Major General Muhammad ... Read more >

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1892

Newcastle United Forms

"The Newcastle public do not deserve to be catered for as far as professional football is concerned". Ouch! Not the most optimistic words to hear about your brand new football club, but this was the view in Newcastle soon after the creation of Newcastle United. The origins of footie in that part of the world tends to involve every other sport except actual soccer. The first recorded match was h... Read more >