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  • ... that while the 19th-century writer Samuel Lewis described the Welsh church of St Mary, Tal-y-llyn (pictured) as "a small edifice of no interest", it is now one of the most highly rated listed buildings in the country?
  • ... that in Operation Maritime Guard, warships from Turkey, the U.K., the U.S., and four other countries blockaded the former Yugoslavia?
  • ... that paraplegic handcyclist Edward Maalouf is the only person to have won medals for Lebanon at the Paralympic Games?
  • ... that it is speculated that Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus were commissioned by Constantine I?
  • ... that current Wesleyan football coach Mike Whalen led the Williams College "Ephs" to four consecutive Little Three football championships and a undefeated record against Wesleyan?
  • ... that the cloth fibers in the casing of most bicycle tires are oriented diagonally, forming a bias ply?
  • ... that "locked-in syndrome", in which a patient is aware and awake but cannot move or communicate due to complete paralysis of most muscles except for the eyes, was coined by neurologist Dr. Fred Plum?
  • ... that bored by a game of Scrabble, 76-year-old Abraham Nathanson said "we need an anagrams game so fast, it'll drive you bananas" and created the game Bananagrams?
  • In the news

  • Nobel prize-winning Portuguese author José Saramago (pictured) dies at the age of 87.
  • In basketball, the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Boston Celtics in seven games to win the NBA Finals.
  • Heavy rainfall in the Var, France, kills at least 25 people during the region's worst floods since 1827.
  • Soyuz TMA-19, carrying three members of the Expedition 24 crew, launches on the one-hundredth flight to the International Space Station.
  • The Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday finds that the British Army was "unjustified" in shooting 27 civilians in 1972.
  • In Belgium, the Flemish nationalist New Flemish Alliance gains a plurality in the parliamentary election, with the francophone Socialist Party coming a close second.
  • The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa probe returns to Earth, completing a seven-year mission to sample the asteroid 25143 Itokawa.
  • Ethnic clashes in south Kyrgyzstan leave at least 170 people dead.
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