The highest ranking ANC official assassinated outside of South Africa is hardly known in the country for which she gave her life. On 29 March 1988, Dulcie September, the ANC Chief Representative in France, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, was killed with five rifle shots to the head as she entered the ANC offices in Paris.¬† To …

  • June 25, 2021
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Anka Obrenovińá, who was also called Ana, was self-confident and fearless. ¬†She loved her last name and luxury. ¬†Because of her love of Viennese fashion, she was nicknamed “Anka Pomodarka”. ¬†She was killed in 1868 in the Topńćider forest during the assassination of Mihailo Obrenovińá, and it is little known that she tried to protect …

  • June 11, 2021
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The murder of the queen had been represented to me as a deed lawful and meritorious. ¬†— Anthony Babington, executed for his part in the Babington Plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England It’s a strange turn of events that when assassinations are discussed, the discussion rarely includes the Hungarian Queen Elizabeth of Bosnia; …

  • June 4, 2021
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The tiny African island of Mauritius is only slightly bigger than the City of London, and much less densely packed – slightly more than 1.2 million people versus London’s nearly 9 million. ¬† The island punched above its weight in providing heroic agents for the Allied Cause in World War II, however. ¬†One of those …

  • May 12, 2021
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My Dear Heart: Do not be too sorrowful and upset on account of this letter. ¬†God’s will be done. ¬†Tomorrow at ten they will cut off my head and your brother’s, too. ¬†Today we pardoned each other with all our heart. ¬†Therefor I ponder this letter and ask you for everlasting forgiveness. ¬†If I have …

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First Jelena Brankovińá lost her father. ¬†Then before four months could pass, in 1459 at the age of 11, she was married to the son of the King of Bosnia. ¬†Stjepan Tomasevińá had not even met Jelena, but they were married on 1 April 1459. ¬†Given that Tomasevińá had been casting around the Balkans for …

  • April 28, 2021
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I have many sins and the merciful God will forgive me, but because I killed that woman with my own hand I’m afraid he will never! — Princess Ljubica on her deathbed. At the beginning of the 1800s Serbia began its heaviest push for independence from the Ottoman Empire. ¬†Two families dominated the fight on …

  • April 23, 2021
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I think submission to authority and absolving oneself from blame by saying that one has to obey orders are widespread… I think all medical students should be taught about the research on submissiveness being a key etiological factor in the perpetuation of atrocities. They should be fully familiar with Milgram’s work and reflect on Hannah …

  • April 21, 2021
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Whenever there is a vacancy in the Office of the President, the First Vice-President shall assume that office for the remainder of the term and shall appoint another to serve as First Vice-President for the remainder of the term. — Section 83, Subsection 4 of the Malawi Constitution When President of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika …

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