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Today in history

164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah

1806 The Continental System declared in the Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with Britain

1818 Russia’s Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1920 Mussolini’s squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

1953 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the “Piltdown Man” skull is a hoax





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