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The Shadow was an American pulp magazine published by Street & Smith from 1931 to 1949. Each issue
contained a novel about The Shadow, a mysterious crime-fighting figure who spoke the line "Who knows what
evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows" in radio broadcasts of stories from Street & Smith's
Detective Story Magazine. For the first issue, dated April 1931, Walter Gibson wrote the lead novel, The Living
Shadow. Sales were strong, and Street & Smith soon changed it from quarterly to monthly publication, and
then to twice-monthly, with the lead novels written by Gibson. From 1946 to 1948, the novels were by Bruce
Elliott, who made The Shadow mostly a background figure. Gibson returned to Street & Smith and resumed
writing in 1948, but in 1949 the firm ended its remaining pulp titles, including The Shadow. The success of The
Shadow made it very influential, and many other single-character pulps soon appeared, featuring a lead novel
in every issue about the magazine's main character. (Full article...)
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Shehbaz Sharif (pictured) is elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan
after Imran Khan is removed from the office by a no-confidence
The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution
suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.
Protests in Peru against inflation and the policies of President
Pedro Castillo result in at least nine deaths and the looting of the
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... that Amazon Labor Union founder Chris Smalls (pictured) was one of the leaders
in the first successful effort to unionize Amazon warehouse workers in the United
... that Inuit traditional belief holds that women without facial tattoos would be sent
to the land of the crestfallen to spend eternity with smoke coming from their throats
and their heads hanging down?
... that Nelson W. Aldrich Jr. dedicated his first book to his wife and credited her
Chris Smalls
with having "always propped up my morale", even though they had been separated
for seven years?
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of the stickiest problems in the ethics of war"?
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construction himself?
... that Yes complained about former manager Roy Flynn getting "Five per Cent for Nothing"—but he
said he got nothing?
April 11
1241 – Mongol invasion of Europe: Mongol forces led by
Batu Khan and Subutai defeated the army of King Béla IV
at the Battle of Mohi near the river Sajó, a key victory in
their first invasion of Hungary.
1814 – The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed, ending
the War of the Sixth Coalition, and forcing Napoleon to
Nevill Ground's cricket
abdicate as ruler of France and sending him into exile on
pavilion after the arson attack
1913 – The cricket pavilion at the Nevill Ground was destroyed in an arson attack
(damage pictured) that was attributed to militant suffragettes as part of a country-wide
campaign co-ordinated by the Women's Social and Political Union.
2002 – In a coup attempt, members of the Venezuelan military detained President
Hugo Chávez and demanded his resignation.
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The country of Georgia has four sites on the list of World Heritage Sites, and a further fourteen on the tentative list. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) designates World Heritage Sites of outstanding universal value to cultural or natural heritage which have been nominated by countries which are
signatories to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. Georgia ratified the convention on 4 November 1992. The first two Georgian sites inscribed on the
list were the Historical Monuments of Mtskheta and the site comprising Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (pictured), in 1994. However, due to major reconstruction
detrimental to its integrity and authenticity, Bagrati Cathedral was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2010 and then delisted as a World Heritage Site in 2017.
Upper Svaneti was listed in 1996 and the most recent site listed was the Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands, in 2021. The latter is the only site of natural heritage in Georgia, the
Gelati Monastery
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