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Winston Churchill - Biography

Winston Churchill - Biography

Winston Churchill, along with Roosevelt and de Gaulle, is one of those politicians of twentieth century history who passed down to posterity in the wake of the Second World War. An atypical figure in British political life, Churchill has enjoyed an exceptionally long career. By the early 1930s, Winston Churchill viewed the rise of Nazism in Germany as a threat to Europe.

Ephemeris of February 18

Ephemeris of February 18

1945: Beginning of the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the Pacific. 1932: Object of conflicts between China, Japan and the USSR, Manchuria is proclaimed an independent state by Japan. 1871: Belfort, which continued to resist despite the French capitulation, surrendered to the German troops. The city will gain the status of department.

Invention of printing - Gutenberg (1454)

Invention of printing - Gutenberg (1454)

Johannes Gutenberg is considered to be the inventor of modern Western printing circa 1454. Before him, it was the Chinese who first took an interest in the concept of printing with the aim of simplifying the use of their printing. ideographic writing. Discovered and perfected in Europe in the 15th century under the leadership of Gutenberg, the printing press would greatly contribute to the rapid diffusion of knowledge, thought and ideas during the Renaissance.

The Secret of the Beast of Gévaudan - BD

The Secret of the Beast of Gévaudan - BD

In the past, throughout the south-east of the Massif-Central, we could hear gritting teeth at the announcement of the legend of the Beste du Gévaudan. It was in 1764 that the Beste appeared on these lands, sowing death and fear. Officially there are more than 200 victims (dead and injured), mostly women and children.

Freemasonry has its museum

Freemasonry has its museum

Renovated and enlarged, the Freemasonry Museum, located in the premises of the Grand Orient de France in Paris, has been open to the public again since Thursday. This museum features hundreds of Masonic artifacts - badges, aprons, paintings, as well as a collection of 18th-century Masonic-decorated earthenware.

Invention of the steam engine (1712)

Invention of the steam engine (1712)

The invention of the steam engine is the story of a long process of discovery that began in antiquity. Although not the original, it was a major contributor to the industrial revolution of the 19th century. It was in 1679 that the Frenchman Denis Papin designed a kind of Pressure Cooker to study the pressure of gases.