Today in History for 20th August 1998

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Historical Events

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- The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
- U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

Famous Deaths

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- Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (b. 1915)

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