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Hermann Goering

Hermann Goering was born in 1893 and died in 1946. Goering was one of the most senior politicians in Nazi Germany and a close confidante of Hitler. Wary of rivals, Goering did not have a harmonious relationship with the likes of Himmler, Hess and Goebbels who he saw as wanting to steal his power. Goering he was born in Bavaria.
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George McClellan

George McClellan, a senior Union general during the American Civil War, was the son of a surgeon, was born in Philadelphia on 3rd December, 1826. McClellan was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where in 1846 he graduated second in his class. McClellan was appointed to the staff of General Winfield Scott during the Mexican War (1846-48) and won three brevets for gallant conduct.
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The Second Duma

The Second Duma After the First Duma was dissolved, the leading party in it, the Kadets, retreated to Finland, as they had been the party most vocal in their criticism of the government. In Finland, they issued the Vyborg Manifesto. This called on Russians to: 1) Refuse to pay taxes 2) Refuse to join the army 3) Support civil disobedience However, the Kadets had done nothing to organise the workers so that these could be fulfilled.
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1959 General Election

The 1959 general election saw the Conservative Party maintain its dominance of the 1950's after winning the 1951 and 1955 general elections. England C 11,559,240 (50.0%) 315 MP's elected L 1,449,593 (6.3%) 3 MP's elected Lab 10,085,097 (43.6%) 193 MP's elected Wales C 486,335 (32.6%) 7 MP's elected L 78,951 (5.
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Today in History - February 27th

Today in History February 27th 380 - Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity. 425 - The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
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1066

1066 Is considered one of those dates in Medieval England which is difficult to forget. At the start of 1066, England was ruled by Edward the Confessor. By the end of the year, a Norman - William the Conqueror - was king after defeating Edward's successor, Harold, at the Battle of Hastings. With three kings in one year, a legendary battle in October and a Norman in charge of England, it is little wonder that people rarely forget the year 1066.
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