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Nearly eight years after Princess Diana’s death, Prince Charles, her widower and heir to the British throne, weds his longtime mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles.

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The. U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves use of the drug Viagra, an oral medication that treats impotence.

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A group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations.

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In a highly controversial vote, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives throughout the country.

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Former U.S. president George W. Bush announces his plan to use federal funds for “faith-based initiatives.”

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On this day, President Woodrow Wilson delivers his “Fourteen Points” speech to Congress, laying the groundwork for the League of Nations in the wake of WWI.

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Passengers on the British ship Mayflower arrive ashore at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.

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