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  • 2019
    • Je t'aime..moi non plus, by Gainsbourg and Birkin

    • 01 February 1969
    • 01 February 2019
    • Je t’aime… moi non plus is a song written and composed by Serge Gainsbourg, and recorded by Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1969. Criticised as scandalous and obscene in several countries, the record proved a huge commercial success.
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    • Yasser Arafat was appointed President of the PLO, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation
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    • Yasser Arafat, President of the PLO
    • 04 February 1969
    • 04 February 2019
    • Death of Stanley Kubrick

    • 07 March 1999
    • 07 March 2019
    • Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), was an American film director, script-writer and producer. His 13 films and 46-year career make him a major film-maker of the 20th century.
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    • 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.
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    • Brexit
    • 29 March 2019
    • Outbreak of ethnic massacres in Rwanda

    • 06 April 1994
    • 06 April 2019
    • The Rwandan genocide began on 6 April 1994 and lasted 100 days. Using machetes, Hutu militia massacred over 500,000 people, mainly Tutsis.
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    • The first multiracial elections to be held in South Africa brought the ANC to power. Nelson Mandela was elected President of the Republic, with Frederik de Klerk as Vice-President. The country’s flag was changed to symbolise the end of Apartheid.
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    • Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa
    • 27 April 1994
    • 27 April 2019
    • Opening of the Channel Tunnel

    • 06 May 1994
    • 06 May 2019
    • Queen Elisabeth II and President François Mitterrand opened three galleries linking Calais and Folkestone.
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    • Quentin Tarentino, the American outsider, was awarded the Golden Palm at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival for “Pulp Fiction”. He was declared the winner of the official competition, one of world cinema’s most prestigious awards, by the jury chaired by Clint Eastwood. Tarantino’s cult film has proven hugely successful all over the world.
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    • Eastwood’s jury awards Cannes Golden Palm to "Pulp Fiction"
    • 12 May 1994
    • 12 May 2019
    • Steffi Graff takes Roland Garros title

    • 05 June 1999
    • 05 June 2019
    • In a nail-biting final, the German champion won her sixth French Open tennis title on the Centre Court at Roland Garros by defeating Switzerland’s Martina Hingis.
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    • In his documentary “Home”, photographer and film-maker Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes stock of the state of the Earth. The aerial footage shows the intense pressure mankind is putting on the environment all over the globe.
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    • French release of “Home”, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    • 05 June 2009
    • 05 June 2019
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    • 23 January 1989
    • 23 January 2019
    • Death of Salvador Dali

    • Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a Catalan painter, sculptor, engraver, screenwriter and writer of Spanish nationality. He was considered to be one of the figureheads of Surrealism and one of the best known painters of the 20th century.
    • 24 January 1965
    • 24 January 2019
    • Death of Winston Churchill

    • Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman. HIs decisive action as Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945, and the role he played during the Second World War, in addition to his talent as an orator made him one of the great politicians of the 20th century.
    • 24 January 2019
    • International Comic Strip Festival in Angoulême

    • The international comic strip festival in Angoulême is the main French-speaking comic strip festival and the biggest European comic strip festival. It has taken place every year in January since 1974.
    • 25 January 1919
    • 25 January 2019
    • Founding of Automobiles Citroën

    • When the Armistice was signed in 1918, the Citroën factories lost all their munitions supply contracts. Citroën had prepared for this possibility, and reinvested its profits in a new automotive company. The Citroën brand was created, with its double chevron trademark.
    • 28 January 2005
    • 28 January 2019
    • 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).
    • 01 February 1969
    • 01 February 2019
    • Je t'aime..moi non plus, by Gainsbourg and Birkin

    • Je t’aime… moi non plus is a song written and composed by Serge Gainsbourg, and recorded by Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1969. Criticised as scandalous and obscene in several countries, the record proved a huge commercial success.
    • 01 February 1979
    • 01 February 2019
    • Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran

    • Shia religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran following several months of exile in France, after the Shah fled from Iran.
    • 04 February 1969
    • 04 February 2019
    • Yasser Arafat, President of the PLO

    • Yasser Arafat was appointed President of the PLO, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation
    • 05 February 2019
    • Chinese New Year

    • The date of the Chinese New Year changes from year to year in the Gregorian calendar, but always between the 21st Jan and 20th Feb, at the second new moon after the Winter Solstice.
    • 05 February 2019
    • Skiing World Championships

    • Set up in 1931, this competition rewards skiers in only one trial, to which countries can only submit four skiers. Current world champions are not affected by this rule. This competition is organised on odd-numbered years.
    • 06 February 1929
    • 06 February 2019
    • The birth of Danone

    • A Spanish grocer set up a small business which he dubbed Danone, after adding an “e” to the nickname of his son (“Little Daniel” in Catalan). With the help of researchers at the Institut Pasteur, he developed a new product, yoghurt, through the bacterial fermentation of fresh milk.
    • 07 February 1965
    • 07 February 2019
    • 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 2018
    • 08 February 2019
    • "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.
    • 09 February 1975
    • 09 February 2019
    • 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".
    • 09 February 1999
    • 09 February 2019
    • Contaminated blood trial opens

    • The opening of the contaminated blood trial at France’s Court of Justice. From 1981 to 1986, considerable numbers of people were infected with HIV or hepatitis C following a blood transfusion, as a result of the lack or ineffectiveness of safety measures.
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