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This Week In History: Assassination Of Julius Caesar

  ‘Et tu, Brute?’ On 14 March, 44 BC, the conspiracy of 66 noblemen, conspiring under the leadership of Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus, culminated in the assassination of Julius Caesar. The task of these conspirators, who referred to themselves as ‘the liberators’, was meticulously planned – Caesar had intended to leave Rome […]

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This week in History: Barbie

On March 9 1959, the first Barbie doll went on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. The blond, 11-inch tall doll, manufactured by Mattel, Inc. became the first mass-produced toy doll in the country. The inspiration for Barbie came from a German doll named Lilli, based on a German comic strip, […]

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This week in history: South Ossetian referendum

On January 5 1991, civil war erupted in South Ossetia. The aftermath saw the province, which is located on the border of Russia, break away from the Georgian Central Government. The Sochi ceasefire agreement between Georgia and South Ossetia, which was brokered by Russia, included an agreement on the part of Georgia to refrain from […]