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May 9, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Thomas Blood, der Krach, Schuman Declaration

On the 9th of May –

Colonel Thomas Blood attempts to steal the British Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671.
Thomas Blood

In 1873 ‘der Krach‘ (the crash) at the Vienna stock exchange signals the beginning of the Long Depression, which lasted from 1873 to 1896.
Wien, 1, alte Börse

In 1950 Robert Schuman presented the Schuman Declaration, regarded widely as the start of what later became the European Union.
Here is a short video of him making part of the declaration:
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/07724/0E4A9783347AD0C800B77FD20299DE324A8B6371.html
Here is the link to the full text of the declaration http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/07722/2748397FC3C2E96DAC83124BE11D417061550D50.html.

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