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Trial against Oscar Wilde 1895: Trial against Oscar Wilde
25.5.1895: Trial against Oscar Wilde
In a sensational trial, the Irish novelist Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years in prison and forced to do hard labor due to his homosexual tendencies. The father of his friend Lord Douglas had reported him to the police. Wilde did not flee abroad prior to the trial, as was suspected he might do. Wilde the artist was also condemned. His plays were banned from the stage and his books were no longer published. Wilde’s assets were also confiscated. Following his stay in prison, he wrote the “ballad of Reading gaol.” Despite this, he never rediscovered his old literary form and died a broken man on November 30, 1900 in Paris.
Zitat des Tages
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An unusual spectacle presented itself to the 181 men in Finland’s parliament on 25 May 1907. What was it?
  The speaker proclaimed women’s voting rights.
  Women took their seats for the first time.
  A woman became prime minister for the first time.