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Roger B. Taney

Roger Taney was born in Calvert County, Maryland, into a tobacco plantation family that owned numerous slaves. He emerged as a leader of the Federalists, although he broke with some of his colleagues when he supported the War of 1812. Following the conflict, he served multiple terms in the state senate beginning in 1816 while building a successful law practice.
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The Wannsee Conference

The Wannsee Conference held on January 20th, 1942, is seen as the meeting where the so-called 'Final Solution' was decided on. The conference at Wannsee was chaired by Reinhard Heydrich with the minutes being taken by Adolf Eichmann, pictured below…At Wannsee, decisions were taken that led directly to the Holocaust - the setting up of death camps to eradicate Europe's Jews, gypsies etc.
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15 January 1943

15 January 1943January 1943 >February North AfricaBritish 8th Army begins offensive towards BueratHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 15 January 1943, http://www.
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First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) was founded in 1907 by Captain Edward Baker. Those who joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry were sent to battlefronts in both World War One and World War Two. Baker's idea was that women who joined FANY would not only be first aid specialists, but would have skills that would allow them to get to casualties on the battlefield itself.
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Russia 1900 to 1939

Russia of Alexander III Alexander III Russification Karl Marx Political Views in Russia Revolutionary Ideology Socialist Revolutionaries Populism Julius Martov George Plekhanov Lev Kamenev Gregory Zinoviev Nicolai Bukharin The Russian Church Russia and Agriculture Nicholas and Alexandra The Bolsheviks The Mensheviks Gregory Rasputin The Russo Japanese War The 1905 Russian Revolution The October Manifesto Peter Stolypin The First Duma The Second Duma Russia and World War One Russia and War Russian Revolution - March 1917 The Provisional Government Alexander Kerensky Russian Revolution - November 1917 Vladimir Lenin The Bolsheviks in power The Cheka Felix Dzerzhinsky The Red Terror The Lockhart Plot Social Reforms of 1917 Bolshevik Land Reforms Political Reforms of 1919 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk The death of the Romanovs The Russian Civil War Leon Trotsky Permanent Revolution War Communism New Economic Policy Permanent Revolution Lavr Kornilov Alexander Kolchak Anton Denikin Russia 1918 to 1921 Joseph Stalin's Early Years Sergei Kirov Agricultural changes under Stalin from 1928 to 1935 The Great Famine Life in USSR under Stalin Rasputin The Provisional Government The Show Trials in the USSR The Purges in the USSR Russia Political Terms
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