Rockefeller Centre Plaque

Success, incredible wealth, and philanthropy… counterbalanced by ruthless commercial practices and monopoly. All words appropriately associated with the oil magnate that was John D. Rockefeller. But if questionable collusion and predatory pricing tarred his empire for many years, his extraordinary benevolence coats it too. He was a man of opposites and his legacy still impacts…

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Abdication of Edward VIII

11th December, 1936, King Edward VIII officially abdicated. 12th December he announced this to the nation via broadcast on the radio, and the next day his younger brother was proclaimed king. Loyalty vs love Edward was the first English monarch to abdicate voluntarily. And yes, his decision was significant then and still is now, despite…

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