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This Day in History: March 11th

By Jim Turner In the World 1818 – Twenty-one-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. One rainy afternoon in Geneva, Switzerland, her friend the poet Lord Byron convinced Mary and her future husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, that they … Continue reading

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This Day in History – February 18th

By Jim Turner In the World In 1814, Napoleon defeated the Austrians and Württembergers at The Battle of Montereau, one of his greatest victories. The battle site, near the village of Montereau-Fault-Yonne in northern France, will be the future site … Continue reading

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