Keir Hardie gives a speech in Trafalgar Square, London, 2 August 1914, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Keir Hardie speaking at a peace rally in Trafalgar Square, London, 2 August 1914, (1933). James Keir Hardie (1856-1915) was a Scottish trade unionist and founder member of the Labour Party. As well as championing wokers' rights, he was also a prominent supporter of the suffragettes' campaign for votes for women. A pacifist, Hardie was vehemently opposed to the First World War and unsuccessfully attempted, in collaboration with socialists in other countries, to organise a general strike to stop the conflict. He spoke against the war at demonstrations across Britain and supported the stance of conscientious objectors. Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August and entered the First World War. From "The Pageant of the Century". [Odhams Press Ltd, 1933]
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Plaque left on the Moon, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Creator: NASA
Plaque left on the Moon, Apollo II mission, July 1969. Inscription on part of the 'Eagle'. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module, code named Eagle, with US astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin on board, landed in the Sea of Tranquillity on 20 July 1969. Apollo 11 was the fifth manned Apollo mission, and was the first to land on the Moon. They left behind a plaque on the leg of the Lunar Module's descent stage, which reads: 'Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.'
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Assembly 'Pau i Treva' held in Tortosa on April 28, 1225 and presided over by King
Assembly 'Pau i Treva' held in Tortosa on April 28, 1225 and presided over by King Jaime I 'The Conqueror' surrounded by nobles and ecclesiastics. At the meeting it was agreed a crusade against the Saracens of Peniscola (August-September 1225), miniature in the 'Llibre Verd' (Green Book), codex containing a compilation of the customs or habits and privileges of the city of Barcelona, it was begun in 1345 , manuscript illuminated by Arnau de Pena and Mateu Caldero miniaturists.