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This Happened β€” June 4: Angelina Jolie Is Born

U.S. mega movie star Angelina Jolie was born on this day in 1975, in Los Angeles, California.

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What was Angelina Jolie's childhood like?

Angelina Jolie grew up in a family deeply involved in the entertainment industry, with her father being actor Jon Voight and her mother being actress Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie attended various schools and lived in different locations due to her parents' careers.

When did Angelia Jolie start acting?

Angelina Jolie began her acting career in the mid-1990s. It was her breakthrough performance in the 1998 film "Gia" that garnered critical acclaim and brought her recognition as an actress. From that point onward, Jolie's career gained momentum, and she went on to establish herself as a prominent figure in the film industry.

Did Angelina Jolie engage in humanitarian work during her youth?

While Jolie's humanitarian work is often associated with her later years, she showed an early interest in social causes. At the age of 24, she became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which marked the beginning of her extensive humanitarian efforts.

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This Happened β€” September 21: Al-Shabaab's Westgate Mall Attack

On this day in 2013, armed militants from the Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, targeting shoppers and employees in a violent siege. The siege took place from September 21 to September 24.

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