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December 31: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(December 31, 2004)
Taipei 101, the world's highest skyscraper at the time (509 metres), was officially opened on this day (1,670 ft). photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on December 31, 2018)
Kader Khan, Indian actor (b. 1937).

(December 31, 2019)
Wuhan, China, was where the World Health Organization first became aware of "viral pneumonia" cases. COVID-19, the virus that caused the disease, went on to cause a worldwide pandemic the following year. photo source: wikimedia.org

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