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Tulsa race riot

The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, between the white and black communities of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which the wealthiest African-American community in the United States, the Greenwood District also known as ‘the Negro Wall Street’ was burned to the ground. During the 16 hours of the assault, over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals with injuries, more than 6,000 Greenwood residents were arrested and detained at three local facilities. An estimated 10,000 were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 39, but other estimates of black fatalities have been up to about 300.

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Battle of Jutland

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The Battle of Jutland (German: Skagerrakschlacht) was a naval battle by the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet (which included ships and individual personnel from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Navy) against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet during the First World War. The battle was fought on 31 May and 1 June 1916 in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark. It was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in the war. It was only the third-ever fleet action between steel battleships, following the smaller but more decisive battles of the Yellow Sea (1904) and Tsushima (1905) during the Russo-Japanese War.

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Anglo-Iraqi War

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The Anglo–Iraqi War was the British campaign against the rebel government of Rashid Ali in the Kingdom of Iraq during the Second World War. The war lasted from 2 to 31 May 1941. The campaign resulted in the re-occupation of Iraq by British armed forces and the return to power of the ousted pro-British regent of Iraq, Prince \’Abd al-Ilah. The campaign further fuelled nationalist resentment in Iraq toward the British-supported Hashemite monarchy.

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Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys FRS, MP, JP, ( 23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II.His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.

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Petronius Maximus

Flavius Petronius Maximus (possibly Flavius Anicius Petronius Maximus) (c. 396 – 31 May 455) was Western Roman Emperor for two and a half months in 455.A wealthy senator and a prominent aristocrat, he was instrumental in the murders of the Western Roman magister militum, Flavius Aëtius, and the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III. Maximus was killed during the events that culminated in the Vandal sack of Rome in 455.

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Strage di Peteano

La strage di Peteano è un atto terroristico avvenuto il 31 maggio 1972 a Peteano, frazione della cittadina di Sagrado. in provincia di Gorizia. Fu compiuta dal reo confesso Vincenzo Vinciguerra e da Carlo Cicuttini, neofascisti[1] aderenti ad Ordine Nuovo.La strage, definita anche trappola di Peteano per le modalità con cui si svolse[senza fonte], provocò la morte di tre uomini dell\’Arma dei Carabinieri: il brigadiere Antonio Ferraro di 31 anni e i carabinieri Donato Poveromo e Franco Dongiovanni di 33 e 23 anni. Rimasero gravemente feriti il tenente Angelo Tagliari e il brigadiere Giuseppe Zazzaro.

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Federico II di Prussia

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Federico II di Hohenzollern, detto Federico il Grande, in tedesco Friedrich der Große (Berlino, 24 gennaio 1712 – Potsdam, 17 agosto 1786), fu re di Prussia dal 1740 alla sua morte. Era figlio del re di Prussia Federico Guglielmo I (1688–1740) e di Sofia Dorotea di Hannover (1687–1757). Fu uno dei personaggi più influenti e rappresentativi del suo tempo, rappresentando la tipica figura settecentesca del monarca illuminato. La sua azione si svolse tanto sul piano politico e militare, tanto su quello dell’economia e dell’amministrazione statale e nel campo dello sviluppo delle scienze e delle arti. Seppe far crescere nel corso di pochi decenni il piccolo regno prussiano da potenza di dimensioni regionali a potenza europea.

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