1978 – The Good Old Days?

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September 23, 1978, Blondie’s Parallel Lines is released, going to UK number 1 in February 1979, and becoming that year’s best selling album. And, in other news … 1978 was an up and down year (recognise any similarities with 2022?) January 18 – The European Court of Human Rights finds the British government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, …

Abolition of the Slave Trade

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August 23rd is UNESCO’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It commemorates the night in 1791 of the uprising in Haiti against the slave trade. This led to a 13 year war with France, and on the first day of Haiti’s independence, in 1804, slavery was totally outlawed. Of note, in 1777 the State …