On this day: Monday the 27th February 

On this day in 1900: In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906. On this day in 1957: 1957 Mao’s famous speech to the Supreme State Conference “On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People” […]

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On this day: 21st February 

Hey guys, sorry for being so absent lately. I’ve been moving house and everything so I haven’t got to post much, but things are slowly starting to quiet down so I’m hoping to get back into posting regularly. On this day in 1173: Pope Alexander III canonises Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.  On this day […]

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On this day : 15th Feb 

Serfism:  ‘a feudal social and economic system in which persons of the lower class are bound to the soil, subject to the will of and service for their lord, and transferable to the new owner if the land is sold or otherwise deeded. Also serfdom.’ On this day in 1861, Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes […]

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