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I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

To the Peel Commission, 1937

This Week in History:

May 11th - 14th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
Who did Mehmet Ali Hagca try to kill and when?
Pope John Paul II in 1981
2
What was the nickname of former Gestapo chief Klause Barbie?
The Butcher of Lyon
3
Who was sentenced to jail for kidnapping and for how long?
Winnie Mandela for 6 years
4
How big was the 2008 earthquake and where did it strike?
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan province, South West China
5
What beat whom at what in 1997?
The computer Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov at chess
6
What was legalised where in 2004?
Same-sex marriages in Massachusetts

Notes:

There's a BBC mini-feature on YouTube featuring earthquake tourism in Sichuan.

Gary Kasparov talks about artificial intelligence on BBC Click. See this on YouTube.

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