The Pocket Guide to World History

Solemn League and Covenant. National Covenant. [Read more ...]

Solferino, Battle. 1859. Victor-Emmanuel gains Lombardy during Risorgimento. Carnage leads to Red Cross. [Read more ...]

Solidarity. 1980. Polish workers movement led by Walesa. Martial Law 1981-83. Democratic elections 1989. [Read more ...]

Solomon. King of Israel c973-933BC. First Temple at Jerusalem. Biblical writings. Known for wisdom. [Read more ...]

Solon. 630-560BC. Athenian democratic lawgiver, poet. Equality of all citizens before the law. Trial by jury. -“Call no man happy until he is dead.” [Read more ...]

Solvay, Ernst. 1838-1922. Belgian chemist and philanthropist. [Read more ...]

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr. 1918-. Russian novelist. Expelled 1974. Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 1962. Gulag Archipelago 1973. [Read more ...]

Somalia. 1960 Independent union of British Somaliland + Italian Somaliland. [Read more ...]

Somerset. 2nd duke. c1406-1455. English general. Lost English territory in France. Quarrel with Duke of York led to War of Roses. [Read more ...]

Somme, Battle of the. WWI. 1916. Allied victory with 1M casualties, minor gain. First use of tank. 1918. German victory. [Read more ...]

Somoza, Anastasio. 1896-1956. Nicaraguan president. 1936~. Sons ruled to 1979. [Read more ...]

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