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Great frauds in history: Meyer Blinder's Blind ’em & Rob ’em
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Great frauds in history: Meyer Blinder's Blind ’em & Rob ’em

Meyer Blinder’s brokerage firm cold-called unsuspecting punters and pumped shares in fraudulent shell companies while stiffing them with huge commiss…
1 Dec 2020
1 December 1942: the Beveridge Report proposes a welfare state for Britain
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1 December 1942: the Beveridge Report proposes a welfare state for Britain

With the Second World War still raging, the popular Beveridge Report was published on this day in 1942, proposing a welfare state be set up after the …
1 Dec 2020
1 December 1990: breakthrough in the Channel tunnel
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1 December 1990: breakthrough in the Channel tunnel

On this day in 1990, Graham Fagg and Philippe Cozette shook hands 40m below the sea bed, 14 miles from the English coast and ten from the French.
1 Dec 2020
The authentic magic of Dolly Parton
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The authentic magic of Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton, the warm-hearted chanteuse from Tennessee, blends old-fashioned etiquette with openness and is loved by millions. She also has a very sh…
30 Nov 2020
30 November 1999: BAE Systems formed in £7.7bn merger
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30 November 1999: BAE Systems formed in £7.7bn merger

On this day in 1999 British Aerospace merged with Marconi Electronic Systems to form BAE Systems, one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world.
30 Nov 2020
28 November 1660: the Royal Society is founded
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28 November 1660: the Royal Society is founded

After the restoration of the monarchy, members of the “Invisible College” asked King Charles II to approve their scientific and literary society. A Ro…
28 Nov 2020
Quiz of the week 21-27 November
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Quiz of the week 21-27 November

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
27 Nov 2020
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27 November 1924: Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade
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27 November 1924: Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade

On this day in 1924, New York department store Macy's held its first Thanksgiving Day parade. It would soon become a city institution, kicking off the…
27 Nov 2020
27 November 1967: Charles de Gaulle vetoes Britain's entry to the EEC
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27 November 1967: Charles de Gaulle vetoes Britain's entry to the EEC

On this day in 1967, French president Charles de Gaulle vetoed Britain's attempt to join the European Economic Community, claiming Britain didn’t agre…
27 Nov 2020
China cracks down on its technology giants
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China cracks down on its technology giants

Alibaba, Tencent and their peers grew fast by exploiting gaps in a heavily regulated economy. But with the Chinese government tightening the rules, th…
26 Nov 2020
26 November 1992: The Queen volunteers to pay income tax
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26 November 1992: The Queen volunteers to pay income tax

With Britain in recession and Windsor Castle having recently caught fire, the Queen's request to pay income tax was accepted by Parliament, on this da…
26 Nov 2020
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MoneyWeek's vaccine report

Your complimentary copy of our report on the Covid-19 vaccine
25 Nov 2020
25 November 1952: “The Mousetrap” premieres in London
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25 November 1952: “The Mousetrap” premieres in London

On this day in 1952, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play “The Mousetrap” began a run of over 28,000 performances in the West End, to become the long…
25 Nov 2020
25 November 1947: The “Hollywood Ten” are blacklisted
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25 November 1947: The “Hollywood Ten” are blacklisted

Today in 1947 ten Hollywood luminaries were blacklisted and their careers ruined after refusing to answer the questions of the House Un-American Activ…
25 Nov 2020
Wine investment offers antidote to Covid-19 market volatility
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Wine investment offers antidote to Covid-19 market volatility

Europe’s leading fine wine investment company, OenoFuture, explains why investors are embracing fine wine as a hedge against ongoing market volatility…
24 Nov 2020
24 November 1972: the mysterious “DB Cooper” hijacking
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24 November 1972: the mysterious “DB Cooper” hijacking

Today in 1972, a man calling himself Dan Cooper parachuted from a hijacked Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 with $200,000 in cash. He has never been foun…
24 Nov 2020
24 November 1859: Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”
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24 November 1859: Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species”, the book considered by many to be the cornerstone of evolutionary biology.
24 Nov 2020
23 November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko dies in hospital
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23 November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko dies in hospital

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in hospital on this day in 2006, after being poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.
23 Nov 2020
Great frauds in history: John MacGregor’s dodgy loans
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Great frauds in history: John MacGregor’s dodgy loans

When the Royal British Bank fell on hard times, founder John MacGregor started falsifying the accounts and paying dividends out of capital. The bank f…
22 Nov 2020
Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci : the boffins behind the Covid-19 vaccine
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Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci : the boffins behind the Covid-19 vaccine

Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci are an unassuming Turkish-German couple who had already made their fortune as biotech entrepreneurs when a strange new vi…
21 Nov 2020
US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs
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US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs

With US states decriminalising the use even of hard drugs, and legalising the recreational use of cannabis, this could be the beginning of the end for…
21 Nov 2020
21 November 1969: The first permanent Arpanet link
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21 November 1969: The first permanent Arpanet link

A milestone in the formation of the internet, the first permanent Arpanet link was established on this day in 1969.
21 Nov 2020