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The attack on the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015  caused a worldwide wave of anger and protest.The Dutch Persmuseum immediately organized an homage to Charlie Hebdo,... [Item of the Day]
In 1469 we find reference already to a Tour de France among some journeymen, and Dijon was an  important stop on this tour of no prescribed route. Itinerant journeymen traveled to learn their trades... [Item of the Day]
In October 1665 the French Minister of Finance to Louis XIV attracted some Venetian glassworkers to Paris to set up the Manufacture Royale des Glaces de Miroirs, which aimed to produce mirrors on a... [Item of the Day]
On 26 December 2008, the president of Armenia signed a decree that granted citizenship of the Republic of Armenia to the famous French-Armenian performer Charles Aznavour. France is the largest... [Item of the Day]
Three hundred African immigrants, originating mainly from Mali and Senegal,  occupied the Saint-Ambroise church in the 11th arrondissement of Paris to put pressure on the government to regularize... [Item of the Day]
Police officers were the face of the colonial state in much of the Maghreb. They were vulnerable to their domestic opponents, who singled them out during workers protests and outbreaks of political... [Item of the Day]
Steelworkers in the industrial basin of Longwy, France, reacted to the threat of unemployment and the plan to restructure the steel industry the 1970s. The region had a strong local tradition of... [Item of the Day]
The Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen (Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen) of 23 August 1789 is basic to the French Revolution and its successors. The first article... [Item of the Day]
The French army's official female auxiliaries, known as cantinières, lived, traveled and fought with their combat units on battlefields across the globe, providing food and drink to the soldiers.... [Item of the Day]
France saw a number of sharp labour conflicts in 1886. A miners strike in Decazeville broke out on January 26, after the announcement by the management of a wage cut of 34%. During skirmishes on that... [Item of the Day]

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