Today is the 197th day of 2018. There are 168 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1979: Saddam Hussein takes over as president of Iraq. OTHER EVENTS1054: Pope Leo IX delivers an excommunication to the patriarch in Constantinople. The patriarch then excommunicates the pope, resulting in the East-West Schism, where Christianity is split into Catholic and Orthodox churches.
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