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1963: Founding of the German Soccer League - Bundesliga  
The first game of the new German Soccer League took place on August 24th, 1963. It replaced a system with five senior leagues. The players in the German League became professional athletes on this date.

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24.8.2016 Former German President Walter Scheel dies aged 97
Walter Scheel, former president of West Germany, has died at the age of 97 after a prolonged illness. Scheel was known for his policy of reconciliation with the communist bloc.
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Zitat des Tages
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Approximately how many times has Vesuvius erupted since the eruption in the year 79 when it buried Pompeii and its sister city, Herculaneum?
  50 times
  1000 times
  100 times