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Today in History with the event of January 18th, 2000  that Meteor Fell at Lake Tagish, Canada.

Rocks from outer space or commonly called as a meteor, fell on Lake Tagish, Canada, on January 18th, 2000.  When the meteor fell down, residents around the area saw the light like a falling star on Lake Tagish. After that there was an explosion. The local residents came close  to the location. A number of both local and international scientists conducted research on falling space objects. After studying the meteorite at Lake Tagish, the team of scientists from Japan's Tohoku University concluded that most of the water content on Earth originated from a collision with an asteroid 4.6 billion years ago.


On January 18th, 2002, the Sierre Leone civil war was declared to be over.

The Sierre Leone Civil War was a war that lasted for 11 years, from 1991 to 2002 and it  killed 50,000 people.  The war began on March 23rd, 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front with the support of special forces National Patriotic Front of Liberia under the leadership of Charles Taylor. It launched an attack on the government.  The aim was to impose Joseph Momoh's government. The war was officially declared over by President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah on January 18th, 2002.

Today in History with the event of January 18th, 1964 that the Beatles appeared on the Billboard magazine charts for the first time.
 
The Beatles appeared on the Billboard magazine charts for the first time on January 18, 1964.  This music group was named as the most successful rock musician in the 60s. The Beatles is one of the earliest and most influential rock group in the modern era. The members are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The Beatles is considered as the manifestation of progressive ideas which influenced the socio-cultural revolution in the 1960s.

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