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56 Up

Premiere Date: October 14, 2013

'56 Up' in Context


Barack Obama began the new year by delivering his second inauguration speech as the president of the United States. The Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied legal marriage to same-sex couples, unconstitutional. Edward Snowden intentionally disclosed classified information. Nina Davuluri made history as the first Miss America of Indian descent. On June 30, president Mohammed Morsi was deposed by Egypt’s military after millions of Egyptians took to the streets in Cairo and other cities in a mass protest against his presidency. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first son, Prince George. On October 1, the federal government in the United States shut down (though services deemed essential were kept running). Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, passed away at 87.

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