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1631: First labour exchange  
It was Cardinal Richelieu who had the idea of using labourers to thoroughly clean up France. Ludwig XIII. of Bourbon and Richelieu, his affable statesman, transformed France into a showcase country. The Huguenot wars had been won, the "impertinent" British had been driven out of all French territories and it was time to enjoy life.

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1963: Ute Lemper
1190: Off to the crusades
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5.8.2020 Powerful explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut, scores killed, thousands injured
More than 100 people were killed and 4,000 others injured when a powerful explosion rocked Beirut's port. Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse caused the blasts.
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How did German chanteuse Ute Lemper, born on July 4, 1963, make her breakthrough?
  Singing "The Seven Deadly Sins" with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano
  In the Viennese production of Cats in the early 1980ies
  Playing Lola-Lola in Jospeph Starnberg's "Blue Angel"