In 1923, archaeologists unsealed the burial chamber of the recently-rediscovered tomb of King Tutankhamen. In 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as prime minister of Cuba. In 1968, the country's first 9-1-1 emergency-phone system began operations in Haleyville, Alabama. In 2005, the Kyoto Protocol for the reduction of greenhouse gases took effect for ratifying nations.
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In 2005, the National Hockey League canceled the remainder of its 2004-05 season due to a labor dispute.
Hundreds of millions of 9-1-1 emergency calls are made in the United States each year; the Federal Communications Commission estimates that some 70 percent of calls are now made on mobile devices.
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