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I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.

Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

This Week in History:

May 11th - 14th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
Who did Mehmet Ali Hagca try to kill and when?
Pope John Paul II in 1981
2
What was the nickname of former Gestapo chief Klause Barbie?
The Butcher of Lyon
3
Who was sentenced to jail for kidnapping and for how long?
Winnie Mandela for 6 years
4
How big was the 2008 earthquake and where did it strike?
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan province, South West China
5
What beat whom at what in 1997?
The computer Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov at chess
6
What was legalised where in 2004?
Same-sex marriages in Massachusetts

Notes:

There's a BBC mini-feature on YouTube featuring earthquake tourism in Sichuan.

Gary Kasparov talks about artificial intelligence on BBC Click. See this on YouTube.

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