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1940: Leon Trotsky murdered  
"Piero," the Russian word for "pen," was Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky’s name in exile. He called himself Janowski during the founding of the first Soviet Council in 1905 and was also known as the "Young Eagle". But his name at birth on November 7th, 1879, was Lev Davidovitsch Bronstein.

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1901: Salvatore Quasimodo
1857: Baudelaire sentenced
20.8.2014 Israel and Hamas trade blame over ceasefire collapse
Both the Israeli government and Hamas have accused each other of breaking an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire. An Israeli airstrike in response to militant-launched rockets killed the family of a Hamas leader.
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Charles Baudelaire not only wrote his own poetry but also translated the tales of famous writer. Whose works did he translate?
  Walt Whitman's
  Edgar Allan Poe's
  William Blake's