Today in history: Deadliest earthquake on record, murder of Daniel Pearl, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1556

The deadliest earthquake on record kills some 830,000 in China

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1912

The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague

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1950

Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel

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1978

Sweden becomes the world's first nation to ban aerosol sprays

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2002

US journalist Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi & later murdered

(Photograph:WION)

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