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1876: Ottoman Sultan Murad V is deposed

August 31, 2020 admin 0

On this day in 1876, Ottoman Sultan Murad V was deposed and succeeded by his brother Abdul Hamid II. The sultans of the Ottoman Empire, who were all members of the Ottoman dynasty (House of […]

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1942: Cyprus eyes Hitler’s next move

August 31, 2020 admin 0

1942: The 360,000 inhabitants of Cyprus are once again reading the war news with feverish interest. They know that the future of their Island home depends military events Russia and the Western Desert the next […]

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An 1849 visit to the Dead Sea

August 24, 2020 admin 0

1849: An interesting account of an American expedition to the Dead Sea, by Captain Lynch, and a party of 15 persons in two boats, has recently been published. After describing the difficulties of access, he […]

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1942: Shipping losses serious

July 8, 2020 admin 0

1942: THE PRESENT serious present position regarding Allied shipping losses, it is stated authoritatively in London, is naturally being met with every available resource, but as has been indicated, losses are serious. Further attacks on […]