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Eugenio Montale
Eugenio Montale was an Italian poet, prose writer, editor, translatorand a Nobel Prize winner.
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Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon7.10.1870

Wikipedia (01 Oct 2013, 14:32)
Léon Gambetta, a French statesman, left Paris in a hot air balloon – the "Armand-Barbès" – and upon arriving at Tours took control as minister of the interior and of war. Aided by Freycinet, a young officer of engineers, as his assistant secretary of war, he displayed prodigious energy and intelligence.
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