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In 1978 the State of California purchased the Leland Stanford Mansion for use as a state park. The imposing structure was listed as a National Historic Landmark in May 1987.The mansion was built during 1856-1857 by prominent Sacramento merchant Shelton C. In 1871 the Stanford’s remodeled the home and enlarged it from 4,000 square feet to 19,000 square feet.
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Redeem yourself from an assassination before 595

Prior to the year 595, an assassination could be redeemed for cash. But everything changed in February 595 when Childebert, king of the Franks and son of Clovis, decreed that any assassination would be punished by the death penalty. Our other articles on the same theme
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The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

After the fall of the capital and the dispersal of the government of Mexico, it looked very much as if military occupation of the country for a long time might be necessary. General Scott at once began the preparation of orders, regulations and laws in view of this contingency. He contemplated making the country pay all the expenses of the occupation, without the army becoming a perceptible burden upon the people.
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Admiral Sir William Batten (d.1667)

Admiral Sir William Batten Experienced sailor who commanded Parliament& 39;s navy in the second half of the Civil War. Batten had been a ship& 39;s captain since 1626, serving as surveyor of the navy from 1638. When the Civil War began, the admiral of the fleet, the earl of Warwick, sided with Parliament, as did Batten, who became his second in command.
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