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Victoria(n)

On this day in 1901, “Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of…

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Nelson’s Blood

On January 9, 1806, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB, and Britain’s greatest naval hero is interred at St. Paul’s…

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A Mother, and Martyr of Pakistan . . . .

On this day in 2007, Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996,…

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Solidarnosc!

On this day in 1990, trade-union activist, former political prisoner and shipyard electrician Lech Walesa is elected President of Poland. Defeating Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki…

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The House of Bonaparte: A Cautionary Tale

On this day in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France, taking the Charlemagne replica from the hands of Pope Pius VII and placing…

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The Iron Lady’s Influence

On this day in 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tenders her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, and leaves 10 Downing Street in tears. The…

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