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Belgium leaves Africa

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 30th June 1960 – Belgian Congo gains independence as Republic of the

Monarch at the edge of the modern age

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 28th June 1519 – Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy

Napoleon’s imperial ascendancy

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 18th May 1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French

Fur trading in Hudson Bay

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 2nd May 1670 – King Charles II of England grants a permanent

McDonald’s goes big

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 15th April 1955 – McDonald’s corporation dates its founding to the opening

King Zog forced into exile

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. April 7th, 1939 – Benito Mussolini declares an Italian protectorate over Albania

Nazis in Memel

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 22nd March 1939 – Germany takes Memel from Lithuania   The 20th

Secret ballot for mayors and speakers undermines accountability

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Recently we have been witness to a series of unexpected and chaotic developments in the City of Tshwane. First was the surprising fall of the

Elagabalus slain

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 11th March 222 Roman Emperor Elagabalus is murdered alongside his mother, Julia

The Opium Wars

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 3rd March 1857 – Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom