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See what will be in the news tomorrow ! Find all the highlights of the year in our selected events.
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  • 2020
    • Nelson Mandela released

    • 11 February 1990
    • 11 February 2020
    • An international icon of the anti-apartheid struggle, Nelson Mandela put an end to apartheid after spending 27 years incarcerated by the African National Congress. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993 and a year later became President of the African National Congress until 1999.
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    • The Kyoto Agreement takes effect on 16th Feb 2005. It allows the application of this international agreement to fight global climate change.
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    • Kyoto Agreement
    • 16 February 2005
    • 16 February 2020
    • Vladimir Putin at the head of Russia

    • 26 March 2000
    • 26 March 2020
    • Vladimir Putin was born on 7 October 1952, and has been elected four times as the President of the Russian Federation. As an ex-KGB officer, he became a close advisor to Boris Yeltsin, who handed over the reins of government to him in 1998. He was re-elected in March 2018 with 76% of the vote.
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    • Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was a British film director, producer and screenwriter. During his 60-year career, he made 53 full-length features. Among their number were some of the classics of the 7th art, including "Notorious", "Rear WIndow", "North by Northwest", "Psycho", and "The Birds".
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    • Death of Alfred Hitchcock
    • 29 April 1980
    • 29 April 2020
    • Cannes Film Festival

    • 12 May 2020
    • The Cannes Film Festival is an international film festival founded in 1946.
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    • The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is a 24-hour car race that takes place on a road track south of Le Mans in June. The race started in 1923 and has been part of the world endurance championship since 2012.
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    • 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020
    • 13 June 2020
    • The Tour de France 2020

    • 27 June 2020
    • The Tour de France is a cycling competition by stages founded in 1903 by two journalists, Henri Desgrange and Géo Lefèvre, of the magazine "L'Auto". It takes place in July every year and includes a time trial as well as stages in the Pyrénées and the Alps. In this collection created with Amaury Sport Organisation, you will find the most memorable images of the Tour de France from the 40s to this day.
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    • On 2 August 1990, Kuwait was invaded and annexed by the Iraqi army on the orders of Saddam Hussein. This act, a catalyst for the Gulf war, was condemned by the international community, which gathered a coalition of 35 countries lead by the United States to settle the conflict.
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    • Irak invades Kuwait
    • 02 August 2020
    • World AIDS day

    • 01 December 2020
    • The AIDS epidemic broke out in the very early 20th Century in DR Congo, and today more than 36 million people in the world are affected by AIDS. In 2016, 6,003 in France people found out they were HIV positive. 44% of these people are gay or bisexual men.
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    • 28 January 2005
    • 28 January 2020
    • Death of Jacques Villeret

    • Jacques Villeret (1951-2005), whose real name was Mohamed Boufroura, was a French actor. His most famous roles were the autist Mo in "L'Eté en pente douce" (Summer on a gentle slope), the alien in "La soupe aux choux" (Cabbage soup) and François Pignon in "Le Dîner de Cons" (Dinner of Fools).
    • 31 January 2020
    • Brexit

    • Brexit is short for “British exit”, and reflects the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU. In the referendum held on 23 June 2016, there was a majority of 51.9% for “Leave”. The UK is preparing to leave the European Union – and its departure may be completed by the end of March 2019.
    • 04 February 1945
    • 04 February 2020
    • The opening of the Yalta conference

    • The Yalta Conference secretly brought together the war leaders Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, in an attempt to adopt a strategy to bring the Second World War to an end.
    • 06 February 1945
    • 06 February 2020
    • Birth of Bob Marley

    • Bob Marley (1945-1981, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter. He met with success the world over and remains to this day one of the best known and loved reggae musicians. He brought Jamaican music to the fore and rastafarians into the international spotlight.
    • 07 February 1965
    • 07 February 2020
    • Outbreak of war between the Unied States and Vietnam

    • In 1965, half a milllion US soliders landed in South Vietnam, and massive bombings started in the North. In 1970, US President Nixon decided a gradual withdrawal of the American troops, but the war only ceased in 1975 with the fall of South Vietnam.
    • 09 February 1975
    • 09 February 2020
    • Death of Pierre Dac

    • Pierre Dac was a French humorist and actor. He was behind a number of famous French radio programmes including "Signé Furax" and "Bons baisers de partout".
    • 10 February 1970
    • 10 February 2020
    • Avalanche at Val d'Isère: 39 deaths

    • After days of heavy snowfall, a huge avalanche landed on the UCPA centre in Val d'Isère killing 39 young people. The disaster made the French authorities realise the need to take the risks of natural disasters into account.
    • 10 February 2005
    • 10 February 2020
    • Death of Arthur Miller

    • Arthur Miller (1915-2005), was an American playwright, writer and essayist. He wrote many important plays of which "The Witches of Salem" and "Death of a salesman" are the most famous. He is also known for his brief marriage with Marilyn Monroe.
    • 11 February 1950
    • 11 February 2020
    • Birth of the minimum wage (SMIG)

    • The minimum wage (Salaire minimum interprofessionnel garanti, SMIG) came into effect in France in 1950. The measure laid down the principle of a minimum pay level for wage earners. The SMIG also ensures low-income households a minimum level of purchasing power.
    • 11 February 1990
    • 11 February 2020
    • Nelson Mandela released

    • An international icon of the anti-apartheid struggle, Nelson Mandela put an end to apartheid after spending 27 years incarcerated by the African National Congress. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993 and a year later became President of the African National Congress until 1999.
    • 11 February 2000
    • 11 February 2020
    • Death of Roger Vadim

    • Roger Vladimir Plémiannikov (1928-2000), aka Roger Vadim, was a French film maker, script-writer, novelist and poet. He launched Brigitte Bardot's career with the film "And God created Woman" (Et Dieu créa la femme) in 1956.
    • 13 February 1960
    • 13 February 2020
    • The first French A bomb explosed

    • Two hundred and ten French nuclear tests in total were carried out between 1960 and 1996, first in the Algerian desert and subsequently in French Polynesia. In 1996 France ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), marking the end of its nuclear tests.
    • 14 February 2005
    • 14 February 2020
    • Launch of the streaming platform, YouTube

    • Created by three former employees of PayPal, YouTube would be bought out by Google the following year.
    • 14 February 2020
    • "Victoires de la Musique"

    • Award ceremony that has taken place every year in France since 1985. The awards are called "Victoires" and are given to world musicians who have produced in the French-speaking world in the previous year.
    • 14 February 2020
    • Valentine's Day

    • This originally pagan custom was assimilated by the Roman Catholic church, which chose Saint Valentine as the patron saint of lovers. Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world.
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