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1057

Macbeth, king of Scotland, was killed by Malcolm Canmore.

1911

Proctor & Gamble Company introduced Crisco vegetable shortening.

1935

Aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash.

1939

The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood.

1947

The Indian Independence Bill created the two independent states of India and Pakistan.

1948

South Korea became the Republic of Korea.

1969

Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

1998

A car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 29 people. It was the deadliest act of violence in more than 30 years of "Troubles."

2001

Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own.

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