TODAY IN HISTORY

2015 Today in history: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the ruling Likud party have retained victory in this week’s election; Netanyahu will now focus on forming a coalition government
2014 In the U.S., today’s Mega Millions multistate lottery drawing has two winning tickets; the $400 million jackpot is the third largest in the game’s history
2014 President Obama awards 24 Medals of Honor to veterans originally overlooked due to ethnic or racial bias
2013 The FBI reports they have discovered who stole $580 million in masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, the greatest art heist in American history
2013 Alfred Xuereb, an Honorary Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, is selected by Pope Francis’ to become his first private secretary
2012 Germany’s Federal Assembly elects Joachim Gauck President of the Federal Republic of Germany
2012 Footballer Fabrice Muamba is critically ill and in a London hospital intensive care unit after undergoing cardiac arrest on live television during the 41st minute of the FA cup quarter final
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