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The death of Charles Babbage, mathematician and inventor – archive, 23 October 1871

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The death is announced of Mr Charles Babbage, who has long held high rank among the mathematicians of the day. He was born on 26 December 1792, and having been privately educated, proceeded to Trinity College, Cambrid...

The Hungarian revolution begins – archive, October 1956

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24 October 1956 Budapest, 24 October (2am)One person is reported to have been killed and several others injured when Hungarian police opened fire on thousands of Hungarians demonstrating here a few hours ago. The dem...

From the archive: How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2018: Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s h...

From the archive: gazing into Paul Newman’s blue eyes, 1986

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Maureen Dowd interviewed Paul Newman, who was starring in Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money 25 years after he was in The Hustler – at home in Westport, Connecticut and also at his Fifth Avenue penthouse (‘Return of...

France’s high-speed TGV train enters service – archive, 1981

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From our correspondent in Paris22 September 1981 Seven months after setting the world’s rail speed record at 265 mph, France’s new superspeed train enters service today on what amounts to a Paris-Lyon Metro link. Pre...

Historic Anglo-Egyptian treaty signed in London – archive, 27 August 1936

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Fleet Street, WednesdayOnce again the Locarno Room at the Foreign Office to-day saw history made is the British and Egyptian representatives signed the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, which marks a new stage in the relations o...

From the archive: Cuomo’s demise – Politics Weekly Extra

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A week after Andrew Cuomo resigned as the governor of the state of New York, Jonathan Freedland revisits a conversation he had with Alexis Grenell back in March. The pair discuss how Cuomo rose to the top, and then fe...

Communist hardliners stage coup against Gorbachev – archive, 20 August 1991

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Boris Yeltsin, Russia’s president and most popular politician, was holding firm last night against the dawn coup which ousted President Gorbachev. The action by communist hardliners threatened to end the longest and m...

Internment introduced in Northern Ireland – archive, 10 August 1971

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At least 12 people had been killed by the early hours of this morning in a terrifying wave of rioting, shooting, and bombing which engulfed Northern Ireland after the reintroduction of the Special Powers Act regulatio...

From the archive: Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history? – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2017: What began as an investigation into money laundering quickly ...

The 1936 Berlin Olympics: ‘an advertisement for a political party’ – archive, 1936

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From our Berlin correspondent27 July 1936 That the Olympic visitor to Germany will perforce not be able to see the great work of preparation that has preceded his corning is a pity, for he would have appreciated it. ...

Egypt nationalises Suez canal – archive, 27 July 1956

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President Nasser announced last night that the Egyptian Government had decided to nationalise the Suez Canal company and to use the income from the canal of $100m a year to build the Aswan high dam. Last week the Unit...

African nations boycott Montreal Olympics – archive, 19 July 1976

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The United Nations secretary-general, Dr Waldheim and the Commonwealth secretary-general, Mr Shridath Ramphal, last night urged African nations to end their boycott of the Olympic Games in Montreal. In separate statem...

The Spanish civil war begins – archive, July 1936

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18 July 1936 Reuter learns early this morning that, owing to what are believed to be “serious political reasons,” Spain is cut off from telephonic communications with the rest of the world. A cryptic message has been...

The death of Napoleon Bonaparte – archive, 7 July 1821

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Capt Crockat of the 20th regiment, arrived at the Admiralty on Wednesday, with dispatches from St Helena announcing this important event. The following are the particulars. St Helena, 7 MayBuonaparte died on the 5th ...

Joni Mitchell’s Blue reviewed – archive, 29 June 1971

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Joni Mitchell’s new album, Blue, is about to he released here by Warner Brothers (K 44128). A large proportion of Joni’s most notable songs, to date, have been intensely visual. What she’s seen, she has refined; but t...

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