On the 25th March 1957 the Treaty of Rome, which laid the foundations for the European Economic Community, was signed by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany.
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The Battle of Monte Cassino began when Allied forces launched the first of four attacks against the Gustav Line in Italy.
On the 5th December 1934, the Wal-Wal Incident took place which laid the foundations for the Abyssinia Crisis.
On 30 November 1786 Leopold formally abolished the death sentence as well as banning the use of torture.
On the 25th November 1936, Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact.
On the 1st November 1911, the first aerial bombing using an aeroplane took place when Italian Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti dropped four grenades on Turkish troops in Libya.
Mussolini, who was determined to restore the glory of the Roman Empire following the ‘mutilated victory’ of the First World War, had formed the precursor to the Fascist Party in 1919.
On the 26th October 1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi met with Victor Emanuel II, the King of Sardinia, at Teano and handed him control of southern Italy.
Piazza made history’s first reconnaissance flight when he observed the Turkish lines from a Blériot XI aircraft.
Michelangelo’s David is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Renaissance sculpture.