Monthly Archives: December 2012

NIU Huskies Heading to Orange Bowl

The Northern Illinois University Huskies football team has won the MAC conference championship and is heading to the Orange Bowl. This is the first time that a MAC conference member has been selected for a major post-season bowl game. The … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s Letter on Destroying the Kremlin in 1812

During Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812, the French emperor came to the realization that he would have to abandon Moscow and order the retreat of his Grand Armée. In a coded letter to his foreign minister, he announced that … Continue reading

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Piazza Fontana and Romanzo di una Strage

Major historical events often have to wait for years to receive serious treatment in historical film, especially in the case of controversial episodes that produce sharply opposing narratives of those events. For the first time, the bombing in Piazza Fontana … Continue reading

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