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Copyright: Solodov Alexey
Date: around 1979
Subject: West Berlin – A first-day stamp issued in FRG commemorates the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786).
Copyright: Joseph II, Emperor of the Romans (1741-1790, Slovenia archive of the central state in Ljubljana)
Date: October 13, 1781
Subject: Edict of tolerance published by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and Sovereign ruler of the Habsburgs, Joseph II October 13, 1781. First page of the document. On top it reads: “Edict targeting members of the Lutheran confession and the Calvinist confession, as well as the Greek Orthodox, for the tolerance of their religion and gives them the right to exercise it privately”
Copyright: VICTOR TORRES
Subject: Scroll of the US Constitution
Reference: Museum of the History of France (Versailles), inventory number 86EE1289 / MV 5517
Date: July 14, 1789 (event)
Subject: Storming of the Bastille and arrest the Governor M. de Launay, July 14, 1789.
Copyright: Sarony & Major lithography
Date: 1846 (event: 1773)
Subject: Boston Tea Party: Settlers throw English tea into Boston Harbor. This is due to anger at the British government over taxes in the settlements. For this action, the settlers are represented dressed as Native Americans.
Copyright: not indicated
Subject: Commemorative plaque of the Treaty of Paris, fixed at the Jacob Street building (No. 56) where the treaty was signed.
Text: In this building, formerly York Hotel, September 3, 1783 David Hartly, on behalf of the King of England, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, John Adams, on behalf of United States of America, signed the Treaty Definitive Peace Recognizing the Independence of the United States
Copyright: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra (Paris, France)
Subject: School of Jewish Boys. Located at No. 27 in Berlin’s Grosse Hamburger Strasse, this building housed a school for Jewish and other faith children in 1788. The initiative goes to the great Jewish philosopher of the Enlightenment: Moses Mendelssohn. Closed by the Nazis, it has become a school since 1993.
Copyright: Everett Historical
Subject: George Washington in Masonic Outfit, Holding Manuscript and Trowel
Copyright: Everett Historical
Subject: Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston and John Adams.
Copyright: Everett Historical (Currier & Ives painting)
Date: 1876 (1752 the event)
Subject: Benjamin Franklin experimentation demonstrating the electrical nature of the lightning from which he invented the lightning rod.
Object: Lisbon, Portugal, during the great earthquake of November 1, 1755. This copper engraving, made the same year, shows the city in ruins and in flames. Tsunamis on the shore, destroying wharves. Engraving is also remarkable in showing the highly disturbed water in the harbor, which sank many ships. Passengers in the left are showing signs of panic.
Subject: Giant wave of tsunami about to crash on Lisbon.
Date: 17th century
Subject: “The way to burn those who have been condemned by the Inquisition.” Autodafe and the stakes of the Portuguese Inquisition, from an original engraving of the seventeenth century. This engraving shows Lisbon Commerce Square (Palace Square at the time) before the earthquake of 1755. The building of the image is the Ribeira Palace, which was destroyed by the earthquake.