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19 Aug 1951

todayAugust 19, 2022

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John Deacon, bass, Queen. He was the last to join the band and also the youngest, being only 19 years old. Deacon wrote a number of Queen’s hit singles, including ‘You’re My Best Friend’, ‘Spread Your Wings’, ‘I Want to Break Free’, and the band’s biggest selling single in the United States, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’.

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18 Aug 1941

Hitler suspends euthanasia program Adolf Hitler orders that the systematic murder of the mentally ill and handicapped be brought to an end because of protests within Germany on August 18, 1941. In 1939, Dr. Viktor Brack, head of Hitler’s Euthanasia Department, oversaw the creation of the T.4 program, which began as the systematic killing of children deemed “mentally defective.” Children were transported from all over Germany to a Special Psychiatric […]

todayAugust 18, 2022

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