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Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner is alongside the likes of Joseph Lister, Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur in medical history. Edward Jenner was born in 1749 and died in 1823 . Edward Jenner's great gift to the world was his vaccination for smallpox. This disease was greatly feared at the time as it killed one in three of those who caught it and badly disfigured those who were lucky enough to survive catching it.
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Peoples, Nations, Events

Voting Patterns in the 2004 Election

The voting patterns of the 2004 election showed little that commentators would not have predicted in terms of which group voted for which candidate. Those less well off tended to put their faith in John Kerry while those earning above average incomes supported George Bush. Minority groups went with Kerry while Bush received the majority of support from the white voters of America.
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Leni Riefenstahl

Leni Riefenstahl found fame in Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Leni Riefenstahl became Nazi Germany's most famous film maker. In a state where women played a secondary role to men, Riefenstahl was given a free hand by Hitler to produce propaganda films for the Nazi regime. Leni Riefenstahl on the set of “Olympia” Leni Riefenstahl was born in August 1902.
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The Ballot Act 1872

In 1872 a Ballot Act was passed that introduced the right for voters to vote in secret during an election away from prying eyes. Along with the 1832, 1867 and the 1884 Reform Acts, the act formed the backbone of electoral reform in Nineteenth Century Britain. The 1872 Ballot Act was a major extension of democracy - though none of the above acts introduced any political rights for women.
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Battle for Mount Tumbledown

Mount Tumbledown is about 4 miles to the west of Port Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands. The height advantage that Mount Tumbledown gave to the Argentine forces based there, meant that no British troops could simply advance around it and leave it alone as they would be very vulnerable to their rear if the Argentine troops had been allowed to remain there.
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Course of History

Germany and Rocket Development

The country most associated with rocket development during World War Two is Nazi Germany. Such was the impact made by German scientists such as von Braun, that their developments spear-headed post-war missile developments both in weapons and in space exploration. The work done at Pennemünde has gone down in history.
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