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6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon - History in the Headlines Print Cite Article Details:6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon Author Jesse Greenspan Website Name History.com Year Published 2014 Title 6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon URL Access Date August 31, 2016 Publisher A+E Networks At the height of his power, Napoleon Bonaparte controlled a huge chunk of Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula in the west to present-day Poland in the east. But on April 11, 1814, after a series of military setbacks culminating in the fall of Paris, he abdicated as emperor of France and was ordered into exile on the Mediterranean island of Elba. Depressed, he swallowed poison in an unsuccessful suicide attempt and then narrowly escaped an angry mob on the guarded journey to France’s southern coast.
Bill would give president emergency control of Internet Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency. What is Napoleon Bonaparte famous for? According to BBC History, Bonaparte was born on French-held Corsica in 1769, and was sent to France to be educated. Rising up through prestigious French military schools, Bonaparte eventually went into the artillery, gaining skills which he used to great affect at the Siege of Toulon during the French Revolutionary Wars. After that battle, Napoleon's star rose quickly, and he saw further action in Italy and Egypt. In 1799, Bonaparte took part in a coup overthrowing the weak and corrupt Directory, and became the most powerful man in France under the newly installed Consulate. By 1804, the Revolution was over, and Napoleon was crowned Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral. Between 1804 and 1814, Napoleon was at war constantly, repeatedly defeating different combinations of enemies, including the British, Austrians, Russians, Prussians and Swedes.
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15 Epic Facts About Napoleon Bonaparte One of the most fascinating figures to ever live was born 246 years ago. For Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthday, here are 15 things you might not know about the general-turned-emperor-turned-icon. Napoleon was born into a family of minor nobility on Corsica—a large island off the coast of Italy—a year after it became a French territory. His parents were well off enough to send him to school in France, although he never lost his Corsican accent and claimed to have been teased for it throughout his life. As a teen, he attended the prestigious École Militaire in Paris, but when his father died in his first year there, the younger Bonaparte (whose name was actually “Napoleone di Buonaparte” before he changed it as a young adult to sound more French) was forced to graduate early to help his family financially. Cutting his studies short caused Napoleon’s grades to suffer and he ended up graduating 42nd in a class of 58 students.
Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use The Rocky Mountain High just got a whole lot higher. On Tuesday night, Amendment 64 -- the measure seeking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults -- was passed by Colorado voters, making Colorado the first state to end marijuana prohibition in the United States. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent to the measure, reacted to the passage of A64 in a statement late Tuesday night: North Korea Rocket Launch: Long-Range Missile Fired, South Korean Defense Ministry Confirms By Jack Kim and Mayumi Negishi SEOUL/TOKYO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to its opponents. The rocket, which North Korea says put a weather satellite into orbit, has been labelled by the United States, South Korea and Japan as a test of technology that could one day deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting targets as far as the continental United States. "The satellite has entered the planned orbit," a North Korean television news-reader clad in traditional Korean garb triumphantly announced, after which the station played patriotic songs with the lyrics "Chosun (Korea) does what it says". The rocket was launched just before 10 a.m.