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Louis XIV Advent calendar
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Louis XIV Advent calendar

Advent is now here. We have compiled a special numismatic calendar this year. Twenty-six wonders of the Sun King to discover before Christmas. A new item, quote, surprise, anecdote, or other interesting content to discover each day between now and Chr(...)
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November 19, 1863
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November 19, 1863

Day of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln It was a Wednesday. That day the U.S president Abraham Lincoln delivers an historic speech at Gettysburg, few months after the bloody eponymous battle during the American Civil War.
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September 21, 1982
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September 21, 1982

38 years ago, was the day of the first International Day of Peace around the world. It was a thursday. This day in history, the International Day of Peace was observed for the first time.
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1 franc Graziani (1943)
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1 franc Graziani (1943)

In the world of numismatics, there are rare coins, very rare coins, extremely rare coins, and finally the rarest and unique coins. This 1 franc Graziani undoubtedly belongs in this final category. To tell the truth, there are only two known examples (...)
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July 23, 1945
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July 23, 1945

It is 75 years to the day since Marshal Pétain, the head of Vichy France, was put on trial. It too was a Monday. That day, he appeared before the High Court in Paris. He was accused – among other charges – of conspiracy, high treason, and passing int(...)
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July 9th 1762
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July 9th 1762

258 years ago, Russia crowned Catherine II. It was a friday. This day in history, the princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst became Catherine II, empress of Russia, also known as Catherine the Great.
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Albert Camus