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1956: The Conscription Act entered into force  
On July 25, 1956, the Conscription Act, which had only been adopted a short time earlier, entered into force. The act introduced and regulated compulsory military service in the Federal Republic of Germany. Peacetime military service was compulsory for men aged between 18 and 45 and, in the event of war, until the age of 60.

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25.8.2019 G7 in Biarritz: First day takeaways
The leaders of the world's seven biggest economies met in Biarritz, France, on Saturday. The day included the "best meeting" between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. Here are the key developments going into day two.
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The 1981 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Elias Canetti, had the following academic degree:
  Doctorate in philosophy
  Doctorate in chemistry
  Doctorate in law
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