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46 It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave their eyebrows off, and so the Mona Lisa has none! History > European 05/18/09
47 Nikita Khrushchev believed that peaceful co-existence between communist and capitalist states was possible. History > European 04/23/09
48 Heinrich Himmler was the head of the Schutzstaffel, or SS. History > European 04/21/09
49 Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria on April 20, 1889. History > Famous Dates 04/20/09
50 Dachau was the first Nazi German concentration camp that opened in Germany in 1933. History > European 04/05/09
51 Lenin, a Russian revolutionary and leader, was born as Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in 1870. History > European 04/05/09
52 Ukraine was blockaded after the country refused to cooperate with Stalin's collectivization of farms, resulting in a famine killing over six million people. History > European 04/01/09
53 The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed in March 1918, marking Russia's exit from World War I. History > European 04/01/09
54 When Lenin died in 1924, Trotsky was expected to take over; however, Stalin took over instead. History > European 04/01/09
55 In 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact agreeing to remain neutral if either of the two countries were to enter a war. History > European 04/01/09
56 Trotsky was assassinated with an ice pick in Mexico by Ramon Mercader. History > European 04/01/09
57 Nazi Party leader Hitler and other heads unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow the Weimar Republic on November 9, 1923 in the Beer Hall Putsch. History > European 04/01/09
58 Alexander Kerensky was the second leader of the Russian Provisional Government until Lenin came to power. History > European 03/31/09
59 The Gulag was a system of forced labor camps in the Soviet Union, mostly used during Stalin's reign. History > European 03/31/09
60 George V reigned as King of the United Kingdom from 1910 to 1936. History > European 03/08/09

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