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Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia along the Alps...
Timeline of Events
1968
7.23.1968
The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
1973
7.17.1973
King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.
1974
8.4.1974
A bomb explodes in the ''Italicus Express'' train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
1976
7.10.1976
The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.
1978
3.16.1978
Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
1980
8.2.1980
A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
11.23.1980
A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people.
1982
1.28.1982
US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
1985
7.19.1985
The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
1991
4.10.1991
Italian ferry ''Moby Prince'' collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
1992
7.19.1992
Anti-Mafia Judge Paolo Borsellino is killed by a Mafia car bomb in Palermo, Italy together with five police officers.
1997
9.26.1997
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
1998
2.3.1998
Cavalese cable-car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
1999
5.28.1999
In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece ''The Last Supper'' is put back on display.
2000
6.13.2000
Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
2003
3.13.2003
Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
2005
3.4.2005
The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers after it runs a roadblock in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
4.25.2005
The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
2007
2.21.2007
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
2009
4.6.2009
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
2010
4.12.2010
A train derailed near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.