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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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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter II: The Year of the Four Emperors
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter II: The Year of the Four Emperors

In the preceding chapter, we saw Nero forced to commit suicide following a conspiracy which originated in Gaul. Between June AD 68 and the winter of AD 69, the post left vacant by the last of the Julio-Claudians passed from hand to hand at an incredib(...)
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A penny for a grave
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A penny for a grave

If you wander around American military cemeteries or memorials and cast an eye over the graves and tombs around you, you are sure to notice coins placed on the top left of the headstones...
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Just one certainty is enough for the one who is looking.
Albert Camus