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The Women's Party

The Women's Party was founded in 1917 and its two most prominent members were Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel Pankhurst. The Women's Party used new legislation in 1918 to stand in the 'Coupon Election' but made little impact. By 1917, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst had abandoned their earlier beliefs based around socialism.
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Ralph Bagnold

Ralph Bagnold founded the Long Range Desert Group, that with the Special Air Service, played such an important part in the war in Africa during World War Two. Bagnold was born in 1896 and died in 1990. His father had been in the Royal Engineers and he had always encouraged his son to seek out information.
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St. Lawrence Seaway opened

In a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II, the St. Lawrence Seaway is officially opened, creating a navigational channel from the Atlantic Ocean to all the Great Lakes. The seaway, made up of a system of canals, locks, and dredged waterways, extends a distance of nearly 2,500 miles, from the Atlantic Ocean through the Gulf of St.
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K-8 SS-39 - History

K-8(SS-39: dp. 392 (surf.), 521 (subm.); 1. 153& 39;7& 34;, b. 16& 39;8& 34;; dr. 13& 39;1& 34;; s. 14 k. (surf.), 10.5 k. (subm.), cpl. 28; a. 4 18& 34; tt.; cl. K-8)K~ (SS-39) was launched 11 July 1914, by the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Calif., under subcontract from Eleetric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.
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The Reichstag Fire of 1933

The Reichstag was the heart of German politics. Debates, political struggles, political scheming etc. all took place in the Reichstag. It was no different from many national government buildings in Europe and its destruction would have had great symbolic significance for many.The Reichstag fire took place on February 27 th 1933.
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