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Ephemeris of April 8

Ephemeris of April 8

1904: Beginning of the Entente Cordiale. Faced with the increasingly tense situation in Europe and the threat of an imbalance of forces that the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy) weighs on other countries, the United Kingdom and France succeed to come to an agreement to settle their colonial differences.

Why is Chicago called the “Windy City”?

Why is Chicago called the “Windy City”?

The origins of Chicago’s famous nickname are not entirely clear. The most obvious explanation is that it comes from the frigid breezes that blow off Lake Michigan and sweep through the city’s streets. However, another popular theory holds that it was coined in reference to Chicago’s bloviating residents and politicians, who were deemed to be “full of hot air.

The Raft of the Medusa (Géricault)

The Raft of the Medusa (Géricault)

Théodore Géricault began painting at the age of fifteen. Attracted by Michelangelo, Rubens and Caravaggio, he first painted military subjects. Thanks to his Raft of the Medusa, a painting produced in 1819 and kept in the Louvre, romantic painting was born. Among the most important artists of Romanticism, he gives us a "raw" realism and not an ideal, thanks to the choice of his subjects, adding strength, emotion and passion.

The Harding Administration

The Harding Administration

Domestic Affairs The undisputed goal of the Harding administration was to use governmental powers to assist American business and industry to prosper — a trend that had begun during World War I and accelerated during the New Era of the 1920s.Election of 1920. The American electorate turned against Wilsonian idealism and interventionism and embraced a & 34;return to normalcy& 34; promised by Warren G.

June 11, 2015 Day 142of the Seventh Year - History

June 11, 2015 Day 142of the Seventh Year - History

June 11, 2015 Day 142 of the Seventh YearRylie Richards and Paul Baier watch First Lady Michelle Obama sign autographs after the Woodmark Children& 39;s Forum luncheon in Washington, D.C., June 11, 2015. Rylie introduced the First Lady for remarks during the forum.2:35PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a DNC roundtablePrivate Residence, Washington, DC

The Russian Campaign (1812)

The Russian Campaign (1812)

During the tragic Russian campaign which began on June 24, 1812, Napoleon I lost more than 300,000 men. It was the beginning of the end for the French Empire. The retreat will be marked by numerous scenes of atrocities where the barbarity of the Cossacks disputes it in the deplorable climatic conditions imposed by "General Winter".