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I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.

Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

This Week in History:

April 12th - 15th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
What caused angry protests in Indonesia and when?
The publication of Playboy magazine in 2006
2
What did Yuri Gagarin achieve and when?
In 1961 he became the first man in space.
3
What happened in 1968?
Students clashed with police in West Berlin.
4
What sank and when?
The Titanic in 1912
5
Who died and at what age?
Pol Pot, aged 72
6
Who set a new women's marathon world record and when?
Paula Radcliffe in 2003

Notes:

No mention is made of the US bombing of Cambodia and the US support given to the Khmer Rouge. Read the Jacobin article Nixon and the Cambodian Genocide.

1968 was a year of revolt worldwide.

What value do world records really hold?

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