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Today in History: 21 May 1994


Yemen: The Republic of Yemen is Formed

On this day in 1990 the Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen merge to form the Republic of Yemen. In 1994 the Democratic Republic of Yemen attempted to secede from the Republic of Yemen and war broke out. Yemen is a country torn by civil unrest.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Yemen

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Today in History: 17 May 1974


The Corrs: Andrea Corr was Born

On this day in 1974, Andrea Corr of the Irish group The Corrs was born. The Corrs were formed in 1990, featuring Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim Corr.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Corr


Today in History: 25 February 1947


Germany: Prussia is No More

On this day in 1947, the German state of Prussia was removed from the map. The complex story of Prussia and Germany came to an official end with Law #46 of the Allied Control Council following the German defeat in World War II. Prussia was divided up and formed parts of other states including both East and West Germany, as well as Poland and the Soviet Union.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussia


Today in History – 21 May 1904


Football: FIFA is Formed

On this day in 1904 the International Federation of Association Football (Federation Internationale de Football Association), more commonly known as FIFA, was formed. Fifa is the international governing body for football (soccer). FIFA is made up of 208 national football associations and its president is currently Sepp Blatter.

FIFA seems to be more in the news these days for accusations of corruption than for its showpiece the FIFA World Cup of football.

For more on FIFA see:
http://www.fifa.com/

 


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