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Events (200 years ago today): 1816 - The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings, the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.
Events (50 years ago today): 1966 - Aberfan disaster: A colliery spoil tip collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Phillip Price, Welsh golfer
Deaths (750 years ago today): 1266 - Birger Jarl, Swedish politician (b. 1210)
Commemorations:Somalia National Day
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Undercover in Ancient Rome
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Counterfactuals in History
Who is your Historical Hero?
Compare and Contrasting the Rise of Dictators in Different Regions
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Kennedy and Latin America: The Alliance for Progress
The 1960 Election Campaign: The TV Debates and the Inaugural Address
JFK: Introduction and Overview
SOLO Hexagons: The Rise of Hitler
Model Essay: To what extent were conflicting views about Germany the main cause of the Cold War up to 1949?
Cold War Historiography