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yovisto blog: The Burst of the Tulip Bubble

yovisto blog: The Burst of the Tulip Bubble | History | Scoop.it
On February 3, 1637, in Haarlem, Netherlands, the tulip bulb contract prices collapsed abruptly and the trade of tulips ground to a halt.
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yovisto blog: Eureka! - California and the 1848 Gold Rush

yovisto blog: Eureka! - California and the 1848 Gold Rush | History | Scoop.it
On this day in 1948, the New York Herald published the news that gold has been found in California causing thousands of people to try their luck and seek for gold.
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On January 24, 1848,  James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento and started the California Gold Rush....

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yovisto blog: J'Accuse - Émile Zola and the Dreyfus Affaire

yovisto blog: J'Accuse - Émile Zola and the Dreyfus Affaire | History | Scoop.it
On January 13, 1898, French novellist Émile Zola published an open letter in the newspaper L'Aurore entiteled "J'accuse".
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The Peace of Westphalia and the End of the Thirty Year's War

The Peace of Westphalia and the End of the Thirty Year's War | History | Scoop.it
On October 24, 1648, the signing of the Peace of Westphalia treaty in Osnabrück and Münster put an end to Europe's Thirty Years' War.
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J'Accuse - Émile Zola and the Dreyfus Affaire

J'Accuse - Émile Zola and the Dreyfus Affaire | History | Scoop.it
On January 13, 1898, French novellist Émile Zola published an open letter in the newspaper L'Aurore entiteled "J'accuse" ("I accuse", or, in context, "I accuse you").
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#OnThisDay in 1859, Alfred Dreyfus was born, who was wrongly accused of treason which lead to a crisis of state in Francehttp://yovisto.blogspot.de/2013/01/jaccuse-emile-zola-and-dreyfus-affaire.html
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yovisto blog: The Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory

yovisto blog: The Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory | History | Scoop.it
On January 26, 1949, the Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
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yovisto blog: The World's Fastest Aircraft - Lockheed SR-71

yovisto blog: The World's Fastest Aircraft - Lockheed SR-71 | History | Scoop.it
On December 22, 1964, the Lockheed SR-71 Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft started for her maidenflight. Since 1976, it has held the world record for the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft.
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yovisto blog: Albert Camus - the James Dean of Philosophy

yovisto blog: Albert Camus - the James Dean of Philosophy | History | Scoop.it
On November 7, 1913, French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher Albert Camus was born
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On November 7, 1913, French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher Albert Camus was born. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism in opposition to Nietzsche's nihilism and Sartre's existentialism. 

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The Knights Templar and their Most Inglorious End

The Knights Templar and their Most Inglorious End | History | Scoop.it
On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the Knights Templar grandmaster Jacques de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested under the accusation of various heredities.
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On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the Knights Templar grandmaster Jacques de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested under the accusation of various heredities. It is said that this very date sometimes spuriously is linked with the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition, because it was the beginning of the end of the powerful Knights Templar.


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