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In December 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a black woman named Rosa Parks insisted on sitting in the front of a bus. The segregation laws in America’s deep…

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The term ”Cold War” was first used by Bernard Baruch, advisor to US President Truman, in a speech made in April 1947. He spoke about…

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The founders of communism promised a new kind of state based on fairness and equality. Under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet communism moved a long…

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Before 1960 the Congo was a Belgian colony. It became independent on 30 June 1960 and the country was soon thrown into chaos. The Belgian government…

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In 1966, plans were introduced in Britain for conversion to decimal currency. After five years of planning and with a public fearful of the outcome,…

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The 1967 International and Universal Exposition – or Expo 67, as it was commonly known – was a World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 27 April…

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In 1982 – after years of failed negotiations – Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and the unthinkable happened – Britain went to war. The Islands…

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Infamous ‘Granny Killer’ John Wayne Glover began his reign of terror at Mosman in Sydney’s north, murdering six elderly women over a 13-month period in…

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