French Revolution

The rise in the price of baguettes is fueling public unrest in France. As history shows, the government can’t just ask people to eat cake

In the current public unrest in France over the rising price of the baguette echoes what happened 232 years ago. At the time, the fact that a staple was sold out of reach of the masses led to the French Revolution and the dramatic and bloody collapse of the Ancien Régime. The situation is not so bad at the moment ...

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Two tiaras with a possible link to Empress Josephine of France could fetch $ 690,000 at Sotheby’s

Carnelian, enamel and gold tiara, circa 1808, estimate, £ 200,000-300,000 ($ 274,670 – $ 412,000) Sotheby’s Sotheby’s will offer two tiaras that would have belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Empress of France. Although there is no definitive proof that these jewels belonged to Joséphine, the jewelery specialists at Sotheby’s and the auction house ...

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Palo Alto Players fundraising stage, revolution

Palo Alto Players will join thousands of theater organizations around the world from November 13-14, each offering their own local production of “All Together Now!” A global event celebrating local theater. MTI created this musical for the local theater to use as a fundraiser. The show features songs from a wide range of Broadway musicals including “Rent”, “Into the Woods”, ...

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Did a “werewolf” really terrorize France in the 1700s?

On June 19, 1767, local hunter Jean Chastel shot dead a large animal. From then on, the attacks ceased. Witnesses described the fallen creature as a wolf, but strange: it had a “monstrous” head and a red, white and gray coat that hunters had never seen on wolves before. Mystery monsters Over the following centuries, different explanations were studied as ...

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Rare Coin News – 1943 Bronze Lincoln penny sold for $ 1.7 million in 50-cent nickels and Buffalo found for THOUSANDS

An incredibly rare Lincoln penny sold for an astonishing $ 1.7 million, with an obscure reason behind its sky-high price. The rare 1943 piece was sold in 2010, with an anonymous businessman adding it to his collection for a hefty price, according to Certified Coin Consultants. The penny was worth so many coins because it was “accidentally struck into copper ...

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A very informative dollar bill | Rogersville

If you look at the dollar bill in your pocket or purse, you’ll see an engraving of George Washington on the front. Turn it over and you will see some very interesting words and symbols on the back. On the right, you will see a circle with the Great Seal of the United States. In the middle you see the ...

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Reviews | Asylum for Haitians is not optional

Just before the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last July, I was reading the definitive story of the country’s great revolution: “The Black Jacobins” by CLR James. James’ work as an accomplished historian and as a radical inspired many anti-colonial movements of the mid-twentieth century, and his famous subject has not lost its relevance. The appalling treatment of Haitian ...

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This French daily sold as NFT. Is this the future of media?

The winds of change are blowing through the media landscape. The French daily “20 Minutes” sold its own non-fungible token (NFT) at a charity auction on October 19. The sale of this six-page supplement entitled “The Crazy Years 2020” was organized by the Piasa art gallery in Paris. The successful buyer won the auction for € 3,000. The copy is ...

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Srinivas Krishnan: Is the new Citroën Ami a future classic?

The spirit of the legendary Citroën 2CV lives on in the new Ami. Is this the 21st century equivalent of the Deux Cheavaux? And is this a classic future? Srini certainly thinks so. Once upon a time there was an ugly duckling. When people first saw him, at the Paris Salon in 1948, they laughed and insulted him. It was ...

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Belarus expels French ambassador – report | News | DW

French Ambassador to Belarus Nicolas de Lacoste left Minsk after Belarusian authorities ordered his exit by Monday, French news agency AFP reported on Sunday, citing the French embassy in Minsk. Lacoste had avoided presenting his credentials to President Alexander Lukashenko, 67, and instead presented them to the regime’s foreign minister, Vladimir Makei, an act that Lukashenko saw as a snub. ...

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