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83 (countries at the Summer Olympics in Rome in 1960)

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (at 1,281 meters or 10+3) in 1906 caused the Italian government to decline the offer of Rome hosting the Olympics in 1908.  Fifty four years (10+1) later Rome was given another chance and the eternal city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960!  83 countries participated with 5,350 participants (4,738 men and [...]

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(8/8/)88

On 8/8/88, it was the first night baseball game for the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  (10+2)  Princess Beatrice was born to the Duke and Duchess of York in England and her sister Eugenie was born two years later to the day. (10+1) The opening of the Olympics in Beijing began at 8:08:08pm on 8/8/8.  (10+7) [...]

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(19)98

Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission (10+12) World cup final from Planet World Cup Image from Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics Which drew a bigger television audience? “Sports administrators like to debate which event draws the bigger audiences, the World Cup or the Olympics. In truth, nobody knows how many people watch either event on [...]

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