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We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

National Book Foundation speech, 2014

This Week in History:

June 1st - 5th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
What happened in 1985 following the Heysel Stadium tragedy?
UEFA banned English football clubs from playing in Europe.
2
What was the album of the century and when was it released?
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in 1967.
3
Who died in 2016 at what age?
Muhammad Ali died aged 74.
4
Who shot whom in 1968?
Sirhan Sirhan shot Senator Robert Kennedy.
5
Why and when did the great guns fire?
They fired for the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

What the BBC ignored:

June 1 - 1962: Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel

June 1 - 1990: George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production

June 1 d- 2015: Cruise Ship Eastern Star sinks in the Yangstze river killing over 400

June 2 - 1962: During the 1962 World Cup police intervene in the match between Chile and Italy: one of the most violent games in Football's history

June 2 - 1979: Pope John Paul II becomes the first Pope to visit a Communist country

June 3 - 1991: Mount Unzen erupts in Kyūshū, Japan, killing 43 people

June 3 - 2017: Islamic terrorists murder 8 people and wound dozens more in the London Bridge Attack

June 4 - 1970: Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.

June 4 - 1989: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other

June 5 - 1989: An unidentified man halts a column of tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests

June 5 - 2004: Ronald Reagan dies aged 93

Would you have swapped any of the events above for any of the events chosen by the BBC?

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