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Today is January 19th, 2018 and is a Friday.

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2013: A failed attempt to assassinate Ahmed Dogan, chairman of the Bulgarian political party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, on live television is foiled by security guards.

2012: The Hong Kong-based file- sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.

2007: Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17-year-old Turkish ultra-nationalist Og√ľn Samast.

2006: The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.

1999: British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.