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Death of Robert Fossier, historian

Death of Robert Fossier, historian

The great medievalist Robert Fossier died on May 25, 2012. Heir to Marc Bloch and the Ecole des Annales, he was a student at the Lycée Henri IV, then at the Ecole des Chartes. Agrégé in history, he devoted his state thesis to La Terre des hommes in Picardy until the end of the 13th century.

27 January 1945

27 January 1945

27 January 1945Eastern FrontIV SS Panzer Corps attack in Hungary, launched on 18 January, finally defeated.Soviet troops capture Memel and Poprad (Slovakia)Western FrontBritish troops capture OdilienburgFrench troops capture HoltzwihrAmerican troops attack between Roer and WurmWar at SeaGerman submarine U-1172 sunk with all hands in St.

Lowering and Raising Rates at the same time

Lowering and Raising Rates at the same time

The Republican platform of 1908 supported a downward reform of the tariff. For this purpose, President Taft called Congress into special session. Payne, a Republican congressman from New York, sponsored a tariff bill that called for several reduced rates, which the House swiftly passed. Aldrich, a Republican multi-millionaire from Rhode Island, that effected fewer downward revisions and stepped up many rates.

Evidence of Long-Lost Temple Pagoda Unearthed in Japan

Evidence of Long-Lost Temple Pagoda Unearthed in Japan

Archaeologists in Kyoto, Japan believe that they have found the remains of an ancient pagoda. This five-story pagoda has been lost for centuries and it dates to the Heian period (794-1185). This discovery is also helping researchers to learn more about the city when it was the capital of Japan.

Ephemeris of October 30

Ephemeris of October 30

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This Day In History: 08/13/1961 - Berlin is Divided

This Day In History: 08/13/1961 - Berlin is Divided

In a This Day in History video, host Russ Mitchell takes us through the history of August 13th. On this day in 1521, a Spanish force led by Cortes captured the Aztec capitol now known as Mexico City. Also, on this day in 1942, Walt Disney& 39;s Bambi opened in Radio City Music Hall. On this day in 2004, the Olympic Games came home to the place of their birth when the Summer Games opened in Athens, Greece.