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Ephemeris of November 3

Ephemeris of November 3

1956: In the Suez Canal crisis, Britain and France accept the principle of a ceasefire, on condition that the UN ensures peacekeeping. 1950: French troops evacuate the northern border of Vietnam. 1946: The Emperor of Japan loses his power in favor of an elected assembly.

Nelson Mandela - Biography

Nelson Mandela - Biography

Short biography - Nelson Mandela was a South African politician, symbolic figure of the struggle against apartheid and the first black president of the Republic of South Africa (1994-1999). At the head of a rainbow nation, he is the last of the giants of the 20th century. After the publication of his Memoirs under the title A Long Road to Freedom, in 2005 he became Unesco Goodwill Ambassador and, in 2006, Conscience Ambassador for Amnesty International.

Charles Darwin - Biography

Charles Darwin - Biography

British naturalist Charles Darwin was certainly not the inventor of the theory of evolution, but his work on the origin of species and his theory of natural selection gave a new dimension to evolutionism. He becomes the avatar of this scientific theory which considers that species evolve over time and gradually generate new species or disappear.

Ephemeris of October 30

Ephemeris of October 30

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All Saints Day (November 1)

All Saints Day (November 1)

All Saints' Day is a Catholic holiday celebrated on November 1 by the Catholic Church, in honor of God and all of his saints. The memory of the holy martyrs has been celebrated from the origins of the Church. It is known to everyone, at least through the school holidays associated with it.

Battle of Austerlitz (December 2, 1805)

Battle of Austerlitz (December 2, 1805)

Sometimes called the “Battle of the Three Emperors”, Austerlitz is Napoleon Bonaparte's most famous battle, arguably the most celebrated too - at least in its time. A crushing victory won on the anniversary of his coronation as Emperor of the French, it erased the naval disaster at Trafalgar and brought the war of the Third Coalition to a favorable conclusion.

The German-Soviet Pact (August 23, 1939)

The German-Soviet Pact (August 23, 1939)

The German-Soviet Pact is a non-aggression treaty between Germany and the USSR signed in Moscow, in the early hours of August 23, 1939, by the Foreign Ministers of the Third Reich and the USSR Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov. After the outbreak of the Second World War, it will be supplemented on September 28 by a treaty of “delimitation of borders and friendship” and an economic agreement relating to the delivery by the USSR to Nazi Germany of raw materials. and cereals.

Ephemeris of November 13

Ephemeris of November 13

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Ephemeris of October 20

Ephemeris of October 20

1805: Victory of Napoleon I over the Austrians at Ulm (Germany). 1740: The death of the Germanic Emperor Charles VI of Habsburg without a male heir opens the War of Austrian Succession. 1587: The Huguenots of Henri of Navarre (future Henri IV) triumph over the royal troops at Coultras.

Ephemeris of October 16

Ephemeris of October 16

1978: Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, is elected Pope, becoming John Paul II. 1964: China detonates its first atomic bomb, thus becoming the 5th nuclear power in the world. 1813: The Napoleonic army is defeated in Leipzig in the & 34; Battle of the Nations & 34;. 1793: The queen of France Marie-Antoinette is guillotined.

Jesus Christ - Story of Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus Christ - Story of Jesus of Nazareth

Agitator for the Jews, Prophet & 39; Issa among Muslims, Son of God for Christians, Jesus of Nazareth, who will become Jesus Christ, is certainly the personality who has marked the most in human history. The religion from which he originated has spread throughout the world and, in many countries, the liturgical feasts which trace his life punctuate the life of societies.

Invention of the electric battery (1800)

Invention of the electric battery (1800)

The electric battery is a direct current generator device discovered by Count Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist. Starting from a phenomenon discovered by Galvani, Volta studies the electrical voltages that are established between different metals and develops an accumulator capable of storing electrical energy.

Stock market crash and 1929 crisis

Stock market crash and 1929 crisis

The stock market crash of 1929 took place between October 24 (Black Thursday) and October 29, 1929. It caused an unprecedented financial and then banking crisis, which plunged the United States, then quickly the main world powers, into the Great Depression. the 1930s. The crisis of 1929 was the most dramatic global economic crisis of the twentieth century, the tragic consequences of which will be felt for a decade and were at the origin of World War II.

Ephemeris of November 4

Ephemeris of November 4

1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated in Tel Aviv by an extremist Jewish student after a rally in support of the peace process. 1952: Republican candidate General Dwight Eisenhower is elected president of the United States. 1931: The League of Nations accuses Japan of aggression in Manchuria.

The decline of the Roman Empire in the 4th century

The decline of the Roman Empire in the 4th century

Behind the 4th century AD. Our collective imagination very often sees an irremediable decline in the power and luster of the Roman Empire. It is easy to imagine hordes of barbarians thirsty for the riches of the Empire, ready to pounce on Rome to sack it. The Roman army is pictured as a vast decrepit institution populated by bawling and disorderly barbarians.

Armagnacs against Burgundians (1407-1435)

Armagnacs against Burgundians (1407-1435)

In the heart of the Hundred Years War, a real civil war opposes the Armagnacs, loyal to the royal family, and the Burgundians who allied with the English. Since 1389, King Charles VI has regularly suffered from attacks of dementia. A regency council was exercised by his brothers, of whom Louis was the most influential at the start of the 15th century, despite the growing power of the House of Burgundy.

Philippe Pétain, Marshal of France - Biography

Philippe Pétain, Marshal of France - Biography

Passed down to posterity as the winner of Verdun during the First World War, Philippe Pétain became, after the defeat of 1940, the head of the “French State” of Vichy, at the head of which he tried to promote a & 34 ; national revolution & 34; while letting his government pursue a policy of collaboration with Nazi Germany.

Joachim Murat, Napoleon's saber

Joachim Murat, Napoleon's saber

Murat is considered one of the bravest and arguably the most extravagant of Napoleon's Marshals. Born the son of an innkeeper, he became king and brother-in-law of an emperor after having distinguished himself among the greatest swordsmen and charmers of the Napoleonic era. Defender of the ideal of the Enlightenment, he became in Italy a hero of the nationalist movement for the unification of the peninsula.

Ephemeris of October 22

Ephemeris of October 22

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Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) - Biography

Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) - Biography

Nikita Khrushchev was the main leader of the USSR and of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964. From & 34; Monsieur K & 34 ;, history will retain its famous coup de brilliance at the rostrum UN in 1960 and his standoff with Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis two years later.