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2015  Smartflash, a Texas technology licensing company, has won $532.9 million in a lawsuit against Apple for infringement of data management software patents; Apple claims that the patents are invalid and that it never used the technology in question
2014 The Brazilian government plans to cut its spending by almost $19 billion this year in an effort to reduce the country’s debt and inflation growth; economists have revised current year GDP and next year’s growth forecast downward in recent weeks
2014 Debbie Dingell, wife of U.S. Representative John Dingell, announces her plans to run for her husband’s seat after he retires; Rep. Dingell announced his retirement yesterday
2013 Russia enacts a law that bans smoking in schools and on subways
2013 Scientists in Spain publish a study in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ that claims a Mediterranean diets, high in olive oil, nuts, fish and fresh fruits, reduce the risk of heart disease
2012 Treasure from Spain’s Navy frigate Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes is returned to Spain after it was recovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2007
2012 The film ‘The Artist’, wins four awards at the Spirit Awards which honors independent films
2011 Researchers in Fairbanks, Alaska, discover remains of a 3-year old child from the Ice Age and named it Xaasaa Cheege Ts’eniin, ‘Upper Sun River Mouth Child’
2011 In China, Jia Qinglin, senior leader of the People’s Republic of China, calls for controls over Tibetan Buddhism and a renewed struggle against the Dalai Lama
2010 After being delayed by the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych is sworn in as the 4th President of Ukraine
2007 79th Academy Awards hosted by Ellen DeGeneres in Hollywood
2007 ‘The Departed’ wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards
2005 Radio Canada International celebrates its 60th anniversary
1998 Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges
1998 Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
1998 40th Grammy Awards, Shawn Colvin, Bob Dylan, Sarah McLachlan, and Elton John win major awards
1996 “Father” closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 52 performances
1996 Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad vs Leeward Is
1995 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
1995 British heavyweight Nigel Benn hits Gerard McClellan in hospital
1995 Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead
1995 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
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