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Portrait of Ptolemy I or II of Egypt

Portrait of Ptolemy I or II of Egypt

This limestone portrait from the Early Ptolemaic Period (323-246 BCE) depicts either Ptolemy I or Ptolemy II of Egypt. Exact provenance is unknown. (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)

Indian Bren Carrier on road to Pignataro

Indian Bren Carrier on road to Pignataro

Indian Bren Carrier on road to Pignataro Here we see Indian troops from the Eighth Army advacning towards Pignataro, in the lower Liri valley, supported by Bren Carriers. Pignataro is almost due south of Cassino town, and its capture saw the Allies begin to encircle the defenders of Cassino (fourth battle of Cassino).

World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York City

World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York City

The “Twin Towers” of the World Trade Center officially open in New York City. The buildings replaced the Empire State Building as the world’s tallest building. Though they would only hold that title for a year, they remained a dominant feature of the city’s skyline and were recognizable the world over long before they were destroyed in a terrorist attack in 2001.

Biography of Max Bron - History

Biography of Max Bron - History

Max Born1882-1970PhysicistMax Born was born on December 11 1882 in Breslau Germany. is known for his work on quantum theory, for which he won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1954. Born was a professor of physics at Gottingen University from 1909 until 1933. After the rise of Nazism in Germany, Born who was Jewish moved to Great Britain, where he was professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

Was Lenin's 'Socialism and Religion' a reaction to something specific? What?

Was Lenin's 'Socialism and Religion' a reaction to something specific? What?

In 1905, Lenin wrote the text 'Socialism and Religion' Some quotes: Religion is one of the forms of spiritual oppression which everywhere weighs down heavily upon the masses of the people, over bu…

Revolt Breaks Out in Crete - History

Revolt Breaks Out in Crete - History

In 1905 a revolt broke out in Crete against the government that was aligned with the Ottomans. The revolutionary’s demanded that Crete become part of Greece. The revolution failed to achieve its ultimate goal but forced the government to make reforms.The people of Crete, who were overwhelmingly Christian, had initially revolted against the Ottomans in 1897, demanding that they unite with Greece.