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This day in Africa In 1709 Abraham Darby (1678-1717) in Coalbrookdale, England, began using coke to provide carbon for making iron. This led to the end of the use of charcoal for making iron.

This day in 1982 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27

This day in world in 1947 British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel

This day in World 1889 lvory Coast declared a protectorate of France.

This day in 236 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Today is International World Laughter Day. World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year. The first celebration was on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

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