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August 17 - 295 Theresia

Main belt asteroid 295 Theresia was discovered on August 17th 1890 by the Austria astronomer Johann Palisa, a familiar name in these pages thanks to his enormous haul of asteroid finds. 228 more words

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Seven Years War in the Hessian Salient. French versus Allies

SEVEN YEARS WAR IN THE HESSIAN SALIENT.  FRENCH VERSUS ALLIES

Last night it was the turn of the Seven Years War armies to take the field again with the Western Allies (Hanover, Hesse, England and Brunswick) under the Duke of Cumberland versus the French Army of Louis XV under Marshal D’Estrées in Western Germany. 422 more words

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The Plains of Abraham

The Seven Years’ War was a pre-modern world war which took place between 1756 and 1763, a war which involved much of Europe and the European colonies in North and Central America, Africa, India, and the Philippines. 2,693 more words

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A summary of the Plains of Abraham battle during the Seven Years' War or The French Indian Wars on the North American continent from the perspective of a descendant of Abraham Martin, owner of some of the land around that area.

'Assassin's Creed Rogue' is Now Official, First Details Revealed

GameInformer’s September Cover has just been revealed, and we now have our first look at the last-gen Assassin’s Creed game, officially called Assassin’s Creed Rogue… 192 more words

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The saucy consequences of a naval battle

Yesterday, I treated my family to one of my favourite summer dishes – salt-fried prawns with aioli. I make the aioli myself, and what is not consumed with the prawns is eaten with chunks of bread, dipped in this delicious Spanish sauce that tastes of garlic and oregano. 1,456 more words

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The saucy consequences of a naval battle

Yesterday, I treated my family to one of my favourite summer dishes – salt-fried prawns with aioli. I make the aioli myself, and what is not consumed with the prawns is eaten with chunks of bread, dipped in this delicious Spanish sauce that tastes of garlic and oregano. 1,456 more words

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Why the first world war wasn't really

The world—or, at least, those parts of it that participated in the original events—has recently taken great interest in the first world war. Its almost casual beginning, between June 28th 1914, when the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a Bosnian nationalist and the first days of August, when Germany declared war on Russia and France, drawing in their ally Britain, has fascinated historians, while the horrors that followed have fascinated everyone, though in a rather different way. 104 more words

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