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Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.

Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Strike Against War
Speech at Carnegie Hall, January 5, 1916

This Week in History:

March 28th - April 2nd

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
What opened and when?
The Eiffel Tower in 1889
2
When and where was there a nuclear accident?
At Three-Mile Island, Pennsylvania in 1979
3
Which country did what in 2004?
The Republic of Ireland banned smoking in public.
4
Who died and at what age?
Pope John Paul II aged 84
5
Who was shot and when?
US President Ronald Reagan in 1981

Notes:

Three Mile Island rated 5 on International Nuclear Event Scale. Chernobyl and Fukushima both rated 7 but Three Mile Island was perhaps 100 times less serious than Fukushima. The plant is due to close in 2019 due to the high costs of operating the plant.

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