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I didn't know this about Cambridge.
The University of Cambridge was established in 1209 by scholars who left Oxford following the lynching of two students by the town's citizens.
I'm posting this from Traditional lands of the British Empire & the current Lands of The Dominion of Canada.
I also give thanks for this ethos richness bestowed on us via British Colonialism.

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Cold hard logic doesn’t always translate to war, sometimes true evil reigns, such as the capture of Nanjing, but many other times moments of mercy and compassion show, such as the Christmas truce of WWI. Western Europe (outside of Germany) and the U.S. tend to have the simplistic view of the Allied forces being good and the Germans being bad or evil in some cases.

While there were cases of German forces committing war crimes, the German pilots of the Luftwaffe mostly just did their jobs. On December 20th, 1943, however, German pilot Franz Stigler did not do his job and became a hero because of it.
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Armenian woman in national costume near Artvin (then in the Russian Empire, now in Turkey), circa 1905–1915
Photograph by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Прокудин-Горский, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej mʲɪxɐˈiɫəvʲɪtɕ prəkudʲin ˈɡorskʲɪj] (listen); August 30 [O.S. August 18] 1863 – September 27, 1944) was a chemist and photographer of the Russian Empire. He is best known for his pioneering work in colour photography and his effort to document early 20th-century Russia.[1][2]

Using a railroad-car darkroom provided by Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorsky traveled the Russian Empire from around 1909 to 1915 using his three-image colour photography to record its many aspects. While some of his negatives were lost, the majority ended up in the U.S. Library of Congress after his death. Starting in 2000, the negatives were digitised and the colour triples for each subject digitally combined to produce hundreds of high-quality colour images of Russia and its neighbors from over a century ago.

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Ford astonished the world in 1914 by offering a $5 per day wage ($140 today), which more than doubled the rate of most of his workers. A Cleveland, Ohio, newspaper editorialized that the announcement "shot like a blinding rocket through the dark clouds of the present industrial depression". The move proved extremely profitable; instead of constant employee turnover, the best mechanics in Detroit flocked to Ford, bringing their human capital and expertise, raising productivity, and lowering training costs. Ford announced his $5-per-day program on January 5, 1914, raising the minimum daily pay from $2.34 to $5 for qualifying male workers.
In addition to raising his workers' wages, Ford also introduced a new, reduced workweek in 1926. The decision was made in 1922, when Ford and Crowther described it as six 8-hour days, giving a 48-hour week, but in 1926 it was announced as five 8-hour days, giving a 40-hour week. The program apparently started with Saturday being designated a workday, before becoming a day off sometime later. On May 1, 1926, the Ford Motor Company's factory workers switched to a five-day, 40-hour workweek, with the company's office workers making the transition the following August.
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Undated Victorian-Era photograph depicts (left-to-right) Ned Buntline, Buffalo Bill Cody, Giuseppina Morlacchi, & Texas Jack Omohundro.
Giuseppina Antonia "Josephine" Morlacchi Omohundro (October 8, 1836 – July 25, 1886) was an Italian American ballerina, dancer, and actress. She introduced the can-can to the American stage.
From 1867 though 1872, Morlacchi traveled the United States dancing in various venues with Morlacchi Ballet Troupe which she formed, performing before various politicians and dignitaries, including the Grand Duke of Russia. From then, her fame and success increased, and she played a succession of popular performances. On December 16, 1872, she was billed as a feature attraction in Ned Buntline's western drama, Scouts of the Prairie, with Buffalo Bill Cody and Texas Jack Omohundro. She and Texas Jack fell in love, and were married on August 31, 1873, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rochester, N.Y. The couple settled in Lowell, Massachusetts where they purchased a house known as Suffolk Hall and a country estate in Billerica, Massachusetts. Morlacchi continued to perform, both with her husband in western dramas, and with her dance troupe.

In the Spring of 1880, after performing in Denver, the couple visited the silver mining town of Leadville, Colorado where Texas Jack fell ill and a few weeks later died of pneumonia. Shortly after Texas Jack's death Morlacchi returned to their home in Lowell and lived quietly with her sister. She never toured again. Morlacchi died of cancer in 1886, and is buried at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell.
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Spottswood Robinson
In 1939 Spottswood Robinson graduated first in his class at the Howard University School of Law, with the highest grade point average in the school’s history, a record that would stand for another 61 years.
Young Robinson graduated from Virginia Union University with honors in 1937 and entered Howard Law School graduating first in his class in 1939. Like Thurgood Marshall, he "credited the law school with instilling the notion of social responsibility. ’One of the things that were drilled into my head was ... "This legal education that you're getting is not just for you, it was for everybody. So, when you leave here, you want to put it to good use." Robinson was a faculty member of the Howard University School of Law from his graduation in 1939 until 1947. Robinson was one of the core attorneys of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1948 to 1960. Through the NAACP LDF Robinson worked on important civil rights cases including Davis v. Prince Edward Co. School Board, Brown v. Board of Education, and Chance v. Lambeth. From 1960-64 Spottswood Robinson became Dean of the Howard University School of Law.
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