On January 27, 1926, John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, gives the first public demonstration of a true television system in London, launching a revolution in communication and entertainment. Baird’s invention, a pictorial-transmission machine he called a “televisor,” used mechanical rotating disks to scan moving images into electronic impulses. This...
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After refusing Wu Peifu’s request to resign, Sun Yat-sen tried to dismiss Chen Jiongming, but he was popular from his victories in Guangxi. When Sun ordered General Ye Ju to withdraw from Guangzhou within ten days and threatened him, Ye Ju had Sun’s presidential palace shelled on June 16, 1922. Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek) was a field officer for General Chen Jiongming, but he helped Sun escape. Sun tried to negotiate from a gunboat, but he had lost popularity because of his refusal to resign. A British gunboat enabled him to reach Hong Kong, and then he went to Shanghai.
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On February 2, 1923 the Communists combined sixteen workers’ clubs into a union that went on strike and shut down the Beijing-Hankou railway. On February 7 General Wu Peifu ordered his men to attack the strikers, killing 35 workers and wounding many more. That day the union leader Lin Xiangqian was arrested in Wuhan. When he refused to order his members to go back to work, he was beheaded. The railway men went back to work on February 9, and the year 1923 had only 48 major strikes.
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Both sides realised the importance of foreign aid and support. Propaganda played a key role. The Nationalists argued that they represented the cause of Christianity, order and Western civilisation against Communism. The Republicans argued that they were the legally elected government of Spain which was under attack from anti-democratic generals and the fascist dictatorships.
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Born in 1892 in Spain's north-western naval town of Ferrol. In 1907 he entered the Military Academy in Toledo. He was posted to Morocco in 1912. In a savage colonial war, his bravery and competence won him rapid promotions and by 1920, he was a second-in-command of the Foreign Legion. In 1926, he was promoted to Brigadier General, the youngest in Europe. His exploits made him a national hero and a favourite of King Alfonso XIII.
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Italy sent about 75,000 men, 150 tanks and 660 aircraft and as Beevor wrote “the Italian contribution to the Nationalist cause was enormous and more general than the German contribution. “This included a major role in the blockade of Republican ports. Portugal, led by General Salazar, sent 12,000troops. General Eoin O’Duffy led about 700 volunteers from Ireland.