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February 7, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Monopoly, Maastricht Treaty, William Boyce

On the 7th of February –

The board game Monopoly is invented in 1935. The playing board for it has become a classic, if not iconic image, used in many other contexts, regional versions etc.:
'Monopoly' - Newcastle And Gateshead Edition
Flyer

The Maastricht Treaty, forming the European Union as we now know and love it, is signed in Maastricht in 1991. Here is an interview with Mitterand on the subject:
François Mitterrand et la ratification du traité de Maastricht par referendum...

English composer William Boyce dies in 1779, he was born in 1701. Here is a fragment of his 1st Symphony:
Symphony 1 in B-flat Major: Allegro
Here are some other fragments.

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