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Andrej Abplanalp
Historian and communications chief of the Swiss National Museum.

7. August 2019

Sports | 20th / 21st century | Culture | Article | Featured

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The nation’s favourite gymnast

Jack Günthard was both a superb athlete and a gifted entertainer. With his radio and TV shows, he got the nation on its feet and keeping fit.

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22. July 2019

Nature | 20th / 21st century | Education | Society | Article | Featured

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The Boy Scouts

Switzerland’s Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have been around for more than 100 years. The organisation’s basic ideas came from the military, and spread rapidly across the globe.

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12. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Fashion | Society | Culture | Article | Featured

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Lovely, lovelier, loveliest

Ideals of beauty are also a barometer of what is important to a given society. As a result, they’ve changed constantly over the past few centuries.

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26. June 2019

War/battle | Modern Age | Religion | Article | Featured

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The First Peace of Kappel

490 years ago, on 26 June 1529, the First Peace of Kappel was agreed. Catholics and Protestants laid down their arms at the last minute and ate soup together. But the peace didn’t last long. Two years later, the parties were facing off against each other yet again.

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14. June 2019

Women in history | 20th / 21st century | Politics | Article | Featured

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The women’s strike day of 1991

In 1991, Swiss women went on strike for the first time. They took to the streets to demonstrate for equal pay and equal job opportunities. 28 years later, the demands are still the same.

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