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On this day: the 1812 Caracas earthquake

At 4:37pm on the 26th of March, 1812, an earthquake hit Caracas, Venezuela. Measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, it killed between 15 000 and 20 000 people. 13 more words

History

Book Review: The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg

In this historical novel by Elizabeth Berg, she is able to grab the reader’s attention, just as she has in her previous books.

This book is set in 19th century Paris. 131 more words

Italian Dandyism: Gabriele D'Annunzio

Dandyism spread in Italy as well at the end of the nineteenth century and  Gabriele D’annunzio was its most outstanding exponent, for sure.  Aesthete, politician, journalist, playwright, poet, lover: D’Annunzio was a man of many passions, but above all the architect of himself. 540 more words

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