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1900

Peking relived by multinational force

On this day in 1900, during the Boxer Rebellion, an international force featuring British, Russian, American, Japanese, French and German troops enter the Chinese capital of Peking after fighting its way 80 miles from the port of Tientsin. The Chinese nationalists besieging Peking's diplomatic quarter are crushed and the Boxer Rebellion effectively comes to an end.

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1967

Radio Pirates were outlawed

Death To Pirates!

Thanks to the ‘wonders’ of the internet, anyone can be their own radio station. All you need is a laptop and a Wifi connection and you can start podcasting your thoughts about cheese, politics or Game of Thrones to the whole wide world. But it didn’t used to be so easy. Back in the 1960s, unlicensed radio stations, attempting to reflect the pop mu... Read more >