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Agencies of the United Nations

The United Nations has many specialised agencies which work usually away from the public eye. While the United Nations has become part of the news via its political involvement in such issues as the Middle East, Korea and the Congo, the work of its agencies goes on year in and year out addressing such problems as humanitarian aid, world health and the international improvement in working conditions.
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Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan became one of Israel's most famous men. Moshe Dayan found fame as a military leader associated with victories that were seemingly impossible within the Middle East conflicts. Dayan developed the aura of a military 'superman'. Dayan was born in 1915. Unlike people like David Ben-Gurion, who was born in Poland, and Golda Meir, who was born in Russia, Dayan was actually born in the region.
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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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Suffragettes

The Suffragettes wanted the right for women to vote. The move for women to have the vote had really started in 1897 when Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women's Suffrage . “Suffrage” means the right to vote and that is what women wanted - hence its inclusion in Fawcett's title. Millicent Fawcett believed in peaceful protest.
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American Civil War January 1863

January 1863 saw arguably the most important non-political act of the American Civil War. On January 1st 1863 President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Declaration that abolished slavery throughout America. To many in the Confederacy, this was seen as an open attack on the perceived way of life in the South and any chance of peacefully bringing the American Civil War to an early end based on diplomacy vanished with the Emancipation Declaration.
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French Referendum

On May 29th 2005, the French had a referendum on the European Constitution. For the constitution to come into force, all member states in the EU have to ratify it. In theory, the constitution in its current form will never come into force if just one member state rejects it. The first country to 'ask' its people was Spain and they voted in favour of the constitution.
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