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Today in history: Saudi women protest by driving cars

Forty-seven women in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, drove their cars in a 14-car convoy to protest the driving ban.


Today in history: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 100 years persevering for peace

A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."


Today in history: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabin assassinated

The assassination of Rabin was the culmination of Israeli right-wing dissent over the Oslo peace process.


Indigenous news: First Nations MPs elected, Day of the Dead history

Last Monday's election was historic for Canada's First Nations community.


Today in history: Birthday of South African liberation fighter Oliver Tambo

Oliver Reginald Tambo, anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary, was born on this date in 1917. 


Today in history: Pelé, greatest soccer player ever, turns 75

Pelé, the now retired Brazilian professional soccer player widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was born on this date in 1940.


Today in history: Nazi war crimes indictments read at Nuremberg

The trials formally opened in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20, half a year after Germany surrendered.


Today in history: An era ends in Eastern Europe

On this date in 1990,the Supreme Soviet gave approval to switch to a free market economy, the signal for the GDR to leave the now moribund Warsaw Pact.


Today in history: It’s World Peace Day!

In 2015 the theme is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All."


Today in Latin American history: Mexican independence from Spain is declared

Mexico celebrates its independence on this date in 1810. 

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