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Lazzaro Baldi after Giulio Romano, "Battle of Constantine and Maxentius", c. 1650 (Wikimedia Commons)/public domain
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March in History

Diary of an Eternal Pessimist
Adam Węgłowski
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March in history according to an eternal pessimist.

1st March 1945

President Roosevelt presented the Yalta Conference resolutions to the American Congress. Nobody criticized the outcome. Americans might have felt that they were not completely fair towards the Poles, but they decided that no better solution could be found.

2nd March 1917

After the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the Provisional Government adopted the Worker’s Marseillaise as the new national anthem. The French melody was used together with original lyrics in Russian. Which turned out to be somewhat prophetic, since the transformation in Russia eventually took a very different route than the one in France.

3rd March 1875

Georges Bizet’s Carmen premiered in Paris. Just think how many bulls were slaughtered on the opera stages since then!

4th March 1902

During a dispute on

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