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When Napoleon Kidnapped Pope Pius VII

Why Napoleon Kidnapped One Pope After Another

Between the hours of 2 and 3 on the morning of July 6, 1809, French troops under the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte scaled the walls of the gardens of the Quirinal Palace in Rome and penetrated into the part of the palace occupied by papal servants. After an hour of violent ...read more

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5 Reasons Why Woodstock '69 Became Legendary

Before mid-August in 1969, no one knew just how big the Woodstock music festival would become. It was organized by people who had originally just wanted to build a music studio in the upstate New York village. When word got out that a event was in the works, locals had fought to ...read more