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The Capitoline Wolf. Romulus and Remus as babies.

The story of the foundation of the Eternal City


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Constantine the Great

This day in history, July 25, 306


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The 1914 Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum

This day in history: July 23rd, 1914


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A depiction of the Temple of Artemis, Maerten van Heemskerck

This day in history: July 21st, 356 BCE

…but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said, “Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on aught so grand”.

— Antipater of Sidon


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Fire in Rome, Hubert Robert

This day in history: July 18th, 64 CE


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The Trinity Explosion July 16th, 1945

This day in history: July 16th, 1945

A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita… “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

— J. Robert Oppenheimer


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The Rosetta Stone

This day in history: July 15th, 1799

“For many, the icon of the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone, that administrative by-product of the Greek imperial adventure in Africa.” — Neil MacGregor


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Battlelines of the Battle of Delville Wood 1916

This day in history: July 14th, 1916

“Every Englishman has a picture of the Somme in his mind, and I will not try to enlarge it.”

— A.P. Herbert


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The Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David

This day in history: July 13th, 1793

“Help me, my dear friend!”

— The final words of Jean-Paul Marat July 13th, 1973


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Bust of Caesar

This day in history: July 12th, 100 BCE

“Alea iacta est”

— Julius Caesar Crossing the Rubicon

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