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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th December, 1863 : This day Franz Ferdinand, a nephew of the Emperor Franz Josef I, was born at the Herberstein Palace in Graz to Archduke Karl Ludwig and Maria Annunziata, a Bourbon Princess … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th June, 1920 : The Treaty of Trianon, cutting Hungary to a quarter of its old size, was signed today. This almost completes the drastic redrawing of the map of Europe which has been … Continue reading

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Masaryk today

Paul Jacko Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, born exactly 162 years ago, on 7th March, 1850, was Czech philosopher, statesman and patriot. He became the first president of Czechoslovakia (1918-1935) and died the 14th September, 1937. Hailing from a poor family in … Continue reading

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