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2015 The four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta have been put on display at the British Library in London; access is limited to scholars and to 1,215 viewers from all over the world who were selected by lottery
2014 The Superbowl takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8, a historic win for the Seahawks, who haven’t won a major championship in 30 years
2014 Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung erupts on Sumatra Island, shooting toxic clouds of ash into the air; 15 people die, and the search continues for more victims and survivors
2013 Iran releases a new Qaher-313 combat jet which they claim can evade radar detection
2013 In a speech directed at Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, vows to defend the Senkaku Islands
2012 A serious cold snap across Europe causes 110 deaths
2012 In Kuwait, voters go to the polls for a parliamentary election
2011 Egypt partially restores Internet access after a five-day blackout
2011 Ian Thorpe, an Australian swimmer, announces he will come out of retirement to compete in the London Olympics in 2012
2010 The World Food Programme reports that 4.3 million people suffer from hunger in Sudan, the number has quadrupled since 2009
2009 Iran launches first domestically made satellite, Omid, into orbit


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