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On April the 1st
Google's webmail service, Gmail, was launched.
Euthanasia was legalized in the Netherlands.
The first legal same-sex marriage in the world takes place in the Netherlands.
American singer, Marvin Gaye, died after having been shot by his father.
King George II of Greece died from a heart attack at the age of 57.
Czech writer, Milan Kundera, was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He is best known for his book "The Unbearable Lightness of Being".
Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". He spent nine months in prison, during which he wrote his autobiographical book, Mein Kampf.
The worlds most famous chewing gum company, Wrigley Company, was founded in Chicago, Illinois.
Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was born in Semyonovo, Russia. His music was banned in the Soviet Union for many years.
Singapore becomes British colony. It became a sovereign nation almost 100 hundred years later.
German politician, Otto von Bismarck, was born Schonhausen, Prussia. He was one of the most influential political figures of 19th century Europe.
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