Tag: World War I

On This Day in History, August 25

In 1270, Louis IX, King of France and later called Saint Louis, died in Tunis from dysentery during the Eighth Crusade. Considered a just and moderate king, Louis’ reign in France was considered their medieval golden age. He reformed law at home, including the introduction of the presumption of innocence. Louis IX also faced conflict…

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On This Day in History, July 23

In 1829, American inventor William Austin Burt patented his invention of the typographer, a device for printing. This invention was the precursor to the typewriter, which would eventually be replaced by computers and word processing applications. In 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire issued an ultimatum against the Kingdom of Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz…

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