11 novembro 2014

November 11th 1918: WW1 armistice On this day in 1918, Germany...



Painting depicting the signature of the Armistice in the railway carriage





Armistice Day 1918 celebrated in Trafalgar Square, London





A British newspaper from Sheffield reports on the end of the war





Armistice Day celebrations in Toronto, Canada



November 11th 1918: WW1 armistice


On this day in 1918, Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allied powers, thus officially ending combat in the First World War. The agreement was signed in a train carriage in France. Fighting ended at 11am, as it was the eleventh hour in the eleventh month on the eleventh day. This marked Allied victory in the war that had raged since 1914 but negotiations continued at the Paris Peace Conference and the war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919. The Treaty set up a ‘League of Nations’ which was to be a group of countries dedicated to the preservation of global peace. Every year the Commonwealth nations commemorate the fallen soldiers in Remembrance Day, and hold a two minute silence in their honour. Other nations around the world have similar days of remembrance for the around 10 million soldiers who died in the conflict. This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of this terrible conflict, so this Remembrance Day is a particularly poignant moment to remember the fallen of the First World War.


Lest we forget


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unicef: We’ve sent nearly 3k tonnes of aid to Ebola-affected...





unicef:



We’ve sent nearly 3k tonnes of aid to Ebola-affected countries in the last three months - that’s the equivalent of 250 city buses: http://uni.cf/1uGBPYN



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A rare vintage photograph of one of Japan’s upper-class...





A rare vintage photograph of one of Japan’s upper-class women warriors, or onna-bugeisha.


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Basically, Humans Messed Up And Now We Are Trying To Fix It

Oysters used to be able to filter the entire Chesapeake Bay in 3 days — now it takes a whole year. There is a federal government project to restore the oysters, but even its creators acknowledge decades will pass before we see a real impact.


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ON THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (11th November...





ON THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (11th November 1897)


Gordon Allport was born.


GO HERE —> http://ift.tt/1eWNk1f for free psychology information & resources.


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