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The Hungarian Uprising of 1956

The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 Hungary in 1956 seemed to sum up all that the Cold War stood for. The people of Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe were ruled over with a rod of iron by Communist Russia and anybody who challenged the rule of Stalin and Russia paid the price. The death of Stalin in 1953 did not weaken the grip Moscow had on the people of Eastern Europe and Hungary, by challenging the rule of Moscow, paid such a price in 1956.
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Alfred Rosenberg

Alfred Rosenberg was arguably the leading ideologist of the Nazi Party. A close ally of Adolf Hitler, Rosenberg provided the Nazi Party with its anti-Semitic and racial ideologies using what Hitler had written in 'Mein Kampf' as the basis for his ideas. While Hitler expounded his own ideas, there is little doubt that he was influenced by some of Rosenberg's beliefs.
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Today in History - March 8th

Today in History March 8th 1010 - Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shahnameh. 1126 - Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León. 1576 - Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán. 1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
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Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner is alongside the likes of Joseph Lister, Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur in medical history. Edward Jenner was born in 1749 and died in 1823 . Edward Jenner's great gift to the world was his vaccination for smallpox. This disease was greatly feared at the time as it killed one in three of those who caught it and badly disfigured those who were lucky enough to survive catching it.
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Coal Mines in the Industrial Revolution

Coal Mines in the Industrial Revolution Coal was needed in vast quantities for the Industrial Revolution. For centuries, people in Britain had made do with charcoal if they needed a cheap and easy way to acquire fuel. What 'industry' that existed before 1700 used coal, but it came from coal mines that were near to the surface and the coal was relatively easy to get to.
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Medieval Kings and Queens

Medieval England was lead by eight Medieval kings and one queen. Medieval England started in 1066 with William the Conqueror gaining the English throne after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. 1377 is usually seen as the end of Medieval England. Tapisserie de Bayeux - Scène 1 : le roi Édouard le Confesseur Search More results…King / Queen Years on throne Edward the Confessor 1042 - 1066 Harold of Wessex 1066 William I 1066 - 1087 William Rufus (William's son) 1087 - 1100 Henry I 1100 - 1135 Stephen (Henry I's nephew) 1135 - 1141 Empress Matilda 1141 - 1142 Stephen (reclaims the thrown) 1142- 1154 Henry II 1154 - 1189 Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) 1189 - 1199 John 1199 - 1216 Henry III 1216 - 1272 Edward I 1272 - 1307 Edward II 1307 - 1327 Edward III 1327 - 1377 Related Posts 1066 1066 is considered one of those dates in Medieval England which is difficult to forget.
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