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  • George Washington at Princeton, portrait painting by Charles Willson Peale and Charles Peale Polk, circa 1788

    George Washington's election


    George Washington became the inaugural President of the United States February 4th 1789. Washington had a pivotal role in shaping the nation's early foundations and setting a precedent for future leaders. As the first president, Washington's leadership and commitment to democracy continue to resonate with Americans to this day.

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 9th Mar, 2014. Director General of Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman attends a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 9, 2014.

    Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 disappearance


    Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 vanished on March 8th 2014, leaving behind an unsolved mystery that has perplexed investigators and families of the 239 passengers and crew onboard. Despite extensive efforts, the aircraft's disappearance remains a haunting reminder of the limitations of modern technology and the need for improved aviation safety measures.

  • Beautiful lesbian wedding on the beach Cleethorpes UK

    First gay marriages in the UK


    March 28th 2014 marked significant progress for LGBTQ+ rights with the legalisation of same-sex marriages. This milestone has brought great advancements in equality and recognition for the LGBTQ+ community. As we commemorate this anniversary, it is crucial to acknowledge the continued fight for inclusivity and support for LGBTQ+ rights across the nation.

  • The Defence Ministers of the NATO member states sit at a round table at the start of the NATO conference in Berlin, Tuesday, 13 September 2005. The ministers confered during their informal meeting about the peacekeeping efforts in Afghanistan.

    Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty


    Twelve nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, which established NATO. The landmark treaty aimed to foster collective defence and promote stability among member nations. NATO continues to play a crucial role in global security by actively addressing emerging challenges.

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