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If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

Prospects for Women in Writing, speech Portland, 21986

This Week in History:

April 24th - 26th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
At what time and after how many years did Africa reclaim it's last white colony?
At 7am after 300 years
2
How long did it take the Mujahideen to capture what in 1992?
Afghanistan's capital Kabul after 12 years of fighting
3
What did vandals do and where in 1964?
Decapitated the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen?
4
What disaster did Sweden complain about in 1986?
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant
5
What killed how many people and where in 1989?
A tornado killed 1300 people in Bangladesh

Notes:

According to Wikipedia the Afgan Mujahideen began in 1829 and fought to drive out the British. Not for nothing is Afghanista called the graveyard of empires.

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