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1972: Motion of no confidence against Willy Brandt  
On April 27, 1972, the government of Willy Brandt weathered the first motion of no confidence in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The opposition based its motion on Brandt's unpopular conciliatory stance toward Eastern Europe. With only 247 votes, the motion failed to achieve the required majority.

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1759: Mary Wollstonecraft
1746: Scots routed at "Culloden"
27.4.2015 International relief effort for Nepal underway
Tens of thousands are in dire need of aid in Nepal, following the deadliest earthquake to hit the country in the last 80 years. With many survivors camping out in the streets, UNICEF warns of risk of disease.
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Mary Wollstonecraft, an 18th century advocate of women's rights was the mother of which famous writer?
  Virginia Wolf
  Emily Bronte
  Mary Shelley