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The Independent Jewish State of Israel

On this day in 1947, the United Nations votes in favor of an Independent Jewish State of Israel, the partition of Palestine and an end…

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The Great War and the Armistice

On this day in 1918, and specifically at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Great War ends. At 5…

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Edith Cavell – Britain’s Jeanne d’Arc

At dawn on this day in 1915, 49-year-old British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels, Belgium. Before World War…

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How the Guns of August Led to WW I and WW II

On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his consort Sophie, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip of the Black…

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