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Today in history 1/7/2017


Today in history, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American Dr. John Jeffries make the first crossing of the English Channel in a hydrogen balloon in 1785. 91 more words

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Book Review - Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

Many women rulers have often been unfairly represented or demonised in history. In a patriarchal society, it is always easy to blame the woman, but hey: we’ve had two World Wars, genocides, countless atrocities, and I’m sure we all know who the leaders behind those were lol. 1,148 more words