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Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to be elected head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premieres at Disneyland.
The Canadian parliament bans tobacco advertising.
Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, name their son and future King of England, William.
Terry Fox died at the age of 22 in a Vancouver hospital. One-legged had raced across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
Activist Malcolm X founds Organization for African American Unity.
Mercedes-Benz was created by the merger of companies owned by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz.
The Treaty of Versailles is ratified, ending the First World War.
Coronation of Queen Victoria at Westminster Abbey, London.