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1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.

1994 - Iraq recognized Kuwait's borders in the hope that the action would end trade sanctions.

1995 - In Katmandu, Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothills. The disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead.

2001 - The World Trade Organization approved China's membership.

 

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