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India turned into nuclear power, Napoleon became emperor: 5 events from history

History is not created in a day! But, a day can bring many changes in history. Following are five historical events that happened this day and changed the future course of the world. 1. In the
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India TV News Desk May 18, 2015 16:13 IST

History is not created in a day! But, a day can bring many changes in history. Following are five historical events that happened this day and changed the future course of the world. 

1. In the year 1652, Rhode Island passed a law that made slavery illegal. This law was first of its kind in the North America. 

2. In the year 1804, French Senate declared Napoleon Bonaparte to be the Emperor of the French. 

3. In the year 1969, Apollo 10 was launched which was a crucial part of USA's Apollo Space Programme. Apollo 10 also holds of Guinness World Records for attaining highest speed by manned vehicle. 

4. In the year 1974, India became the sixth nation to successfully exploding an atomic bomb, under the project named, Smiling Buddha.

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5. In the year 2009, with the death of Velupillai Prabhakaran, LTTE supreme leader, the 26 years long Sri Lankan Civil War came to an end.   

 

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