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2310, 2014

Andrew Johnson

By | October 23rd, 2014|Categories: US History|3 Comments

/ wikihistoria.wikispaces.com The seventeenth President of the USA has things in common with two others who held the office – Lincoln and Lyndon Baynes Johnson: like Lincoln, Andrew J. was born in a [...]

2210, 2014

Purges in Soviet Russia

By | October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Russian history|0 Comments

Josef Stalin / globalsecurity.org Stalin ordered the arrest, summary trial and subsequent execution of millions of people in Communist Russia, particularly between the years 1936 – 8. His aim was simply to put [...]

2010, 2014

François P.G. Guizot

By | October 20th, 2014|Categories: French History|0 Comments

/ en.wikipedia.org This statesman was born 1787, not a safe time to be born anywhere in France. His father was killed by the guillotine during the Terror (q.v.); somehow François survived to serve [...]

1710, 2014

The riot in the Haymarket Square

By | October 17th, 2014|Categories: US History|0 Comments

/ fineartamerica.com Haymarket Square is in Chicago. In 1886 a diminutive anarchist movement, led by German agitators, gathered there to cause trouble. They called on the crowds to achieve reforms by violent action, [...]

1510, 2014

Charles James Fox

By | October 15th, 2014|Categories: British History|0 Comments

/ telegraph.com was born in 1749, but his upward mobility was such that he was in Parliament at the age of nineteen. This may have been been because in debating societies at school [...]