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The Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen (Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen) of 23 August 1789 is basic to the French Revolution and its successors. The first article... [Item of the Day]
On 29 August 1793 the former domestic slave Toussaint l'Ouverture spoke in the language of the French Revolution to the black inhabitants of the Caribbean island Saint Domingue:Brothers and friends,... [Item of the Day]
The Andaman Islands lie in the Bay of Bengal to the south of Kolkata. In 1858 a convict settlement was established on the principal island. On 8 February 1872, the Viceroy of India Richard Bourke, on... [Item of the Day]
The last week of the Paris Commune began on May 21, 1871. During this 'Semaine Sanglante' [bloody week] many people were killed and some government buildings were burned. During these events, women... [Item of the Day]
Liberty had a "Last Supper" on 29 July 1830, the third "glorious revolutionary" day (Les trois glorieuses) in Paris. This revolution brought an end to the autocratic regime of King Charles X.... [Item of the Day]
Not the socialist ideal, but rotten meat triggered the mutiny of the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin on June 14, 1905. The leader of the mutineers, Grigori Vakulenchuk, died during the... [Item of the Day]
The district revolutionary committees of the Sans Culottes in Paris developed their full power in the winter of 1793. Their democratically chosen members controlled the public arena in the areas of... [Item of the Day]
In France, at the height of the Terror and a fortnight before the fall of Robespierre, a woman in childbed writes to her mother. This expression of mother-daughter love during the French Revolution,... [Item of the Day]
Inspired by the French Revolution a revolution takes place in Holland in the beginning of 1795. The 'Batavian' Republic is established. The new state of course derives the national motto from the... [Item of the Day]
The French revolutionary François Babeuf (1760-1797) went by the name of Gracchus. The Roman peoples' tribunes Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus were his role model. In 1794 Babeuf had to hide from his... [Item of the Day]