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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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  • 2019
    • Inauguration of the TGV to the Atlantic

    • 20 September 1989
    • 20 September 2019
    • In 1989, the TGV was brought into service on train lines from Paris’ Montparnasse Station to the west of Brittany and down to the Basque Country. Today, the trains can reach speeds of 300 km per hour.
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    • Jacques Mesrine (1936-1979) was a French gangster. He became France's “Public Enemy no. one" in the 1970s, and was hunted for his numerous hold-ups and other crimes committed in France and abroad. He was shot down by the police at the wheel of his car.
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    • Death of Jacques Mesrine
    • 02 November 1979
    • 02 November 2019
    • The Perfect Storm in France

    • 26 December 1999
    • 26 December 2019
    • Lothar is the name given to the storm that devastated the forests of France, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark on 26th Dec 1999, causing unpercedented damage with winds reaching speeds of up to 259 km/h.
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    • 23 July 1974
    • 23 July 2019
    • The end of the Colonels' dictatorship in Greece

    • King Constantine II, who had been in exile during the Colonels' dictatorship, returned to Greece to found a government of "national union".
    • 23 July 1979
    • 23 July 2019
    • Death of Joseph Kessel

    • Joseph Kessel (1898-1979) was a French news reporter and novelist, and a member of the Académie française. He saw action in both World Wars. After joining De Gaulle in London, Kessel – with his nephew Maurice Drouon - wrote Le Chant des Partisans, which became the anthem of the French Resistance movement.
    • 23 July 1999
    • 23 July 2019
    • Death of King Hassan II of Morocco

    • King Hassan II of Morocco (1929-1999) reigned for 38 years from 1961 to 1999. Modernist but traditional, he was a clever policymaker trying to reconciliate the West and the East. To his son, Mohamed VI, he left a structured and united Morocco, but also a kingdom where social inequalities are still rife.
    • 23 July 2004
    • 23 July 2019
    • Death of Serge Réggiani

    • Serge Reggiani was an Italian-French actor, singer, songwriter and painter.
    • 23 July 2005
    • 23 July 2019
    • Terrorist attacks in Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt

    • In the night of the 24th to 25th July 2005, on the Egyptian national day celebrations, a series of 8 almost simultaneous explosions take place in Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt. The government reports 88 deaths and more than 200 injured.
    • 25 July 1995
    • 25 July 2019
    • Terror attack at St Michel regional train (RER) station

    • A terror attack at St Michel regional train station in Paris kills 8 and injures another 117. The anti-terrorist measure (Vigipirate) is reactivated in France.
    • 25 July 2000
    • 25 July 2019
    • Air France Concorde crashes on take off

    • An Air France Concorde linking Paris to New York crashes at take off near Gonesse causing the death of all 113 passengers.
    • 28 July 1985
    • 28 July 2019
    • Death of Michel Audiard

    • Paul Michel Audiard (1920-1985) was a French dialogue writer, screenwriter and film director, who also wrote columns for the press.
    • 28 July 2005
    • 28 July 2019
    • IRA lays down arms

    • The IRA declares they will cease using arms to reach their political aims for a unification of the country. They prefer to follow a democratic process with their politic wing, Sinn Fein. The final destruction of their arms stocks was to take a little longer than announced.
    • 31 July 1944
    • 31 July 2019
    • Death of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    • After an aerial photo assignment over the Alps, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's plane was shot down by a German Focke-Wulf 190 as he was returning to Borgo in Corsica.
    • 01 August 1975
    • 01 August 2019
    • Forming of the group, the Sex Pistols

    • The Sex Pistols were a punk rock group formed in 1975 in London, known as the pioneers of the punk movement in the UK.
    • 01 August 1994
    • 01 August 2019
    • Creation of the Taliban movement

    • The Taliban movement, supported by Pakistan, has appeared in Kandahar, Afghanistan. They are mainly made up of Pashtuns, the main ethnic group, who want to impose their authority on the country.
    • 02 August 1954
    • 02 August 2019
    • Death of Colette

    • Colette was a French novelist, an elected member of the Académie Goncourt in 1945. Despite her scandalous reputation and the the Catholic Church's refusal to give her a religious burial, Colette was the first woman in the French Republic to be given a state funeral.
    • 04 August 1914
    • 04 August 2019
    • Outbreak of the First World War

    • The First World War was the result of a slow deterioration in relationships between a number of countries. Two opposing blocks formed alliances which led 35 countries into war.
    • 05 August 2010
    • 05 August 2019
    • Miners trapped 70 days in a mineshaft in Chili

    • Two rock falls in a gold and copper mine in Chili trap 33 miners 700 metres below ground surface. The miners manage to communicate via two tiny vents while they wait for their rescue on the 13th and 14th Oct.
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