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1986 Scharansky Freed - History

1986 Scharansky Freed - History

On February 11, 1986 the Soviet released Anotoly Scharansky, a leading Jewish dissedent. The release, which took place on February 11th, marked another event in the easing of East- West tension that had begun with Gorbachev& 39;s assumption of leadership.President Reagan and Gorbachev had met in November 1985 at a summit in Geneva.

Operation Market Garden, 17-27 September 1944

Operation Market Garden, 17-27 September 1944

Operation Market Garden: US 82nd Airborne Division Drop Zones - 17 September 1944 Men at Arnhem , Geoffrey Powell , London, 1976, reprinted 2003. Originally published under the pseudonym Tom Angus, but actually written by Geoffrey Powell, a holder of the Military Cross, and a major in the 156 Parachute Battalion of the Parachute Regiment when he took part in the fighting at Arnhem.

Increment of workers in agriculture during periods of economical crisis

Increment of workers in agriculture during periods of economical crisis

Was there an increment of the percent of people working in the agricultural sector during the economical crises of the last couple of centuries? What are the factors influencing the ratio of farmers?

Chicot AK 170 - History

Chicot AK 170 - History

ChicotA county in Arkansas.(AK-170: dp. 2,382; 1. 338& 39;6& 34;; b. 50& 39;; dr. 21& 39;1& 34;; s. 12 k.;cpl. 85; a. 1 3& 34;; cl. Alamosa)Chicot (AK-170) was launched 16 July 1944 by Froemming Brothers, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. F. Maraseo; acquired by the Navy 13 March 1945, and commissioned 4 April 1945, Lieutenant Commander L.

Stone Age foragers had passion for sweet acorns, causing tooth decay

Stone Age foragers had passion for sweet acorns, causing tooth decay

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that ancient hunter-gatherers had a passion for carbohydrate-rich snacks, such as sweet acorns, which cau

The 10 Largest  Memorials to Soldiers on the Western Front of World War One

The 10 Largest Memorials to Soldiers on the Western Front of World War One

The Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.Memorials to the First World War are ubiquitous and even small towns and villages in France and the UK have monuments commemorating those fallen. This list collects ten of the largest memorials in Western Europe. They are mainly situated in France and Belgium, on or near the sites of the events they commemorate.