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Montreal or Al-Shaubak Castle

The Montreal Castle (Al-Shaubak) in Jordan was a Crusader castle built by Baldwin I, king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1115 CE. The castle protected the caravan routes from Damascus to Egypt.
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Government Boarding Schools Once Separated Native American Children From Families

In 1879, U.S. cavalry captain Richard Henry Pratt opened a boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. But it wasn’t the kind of boarding school that rich parents send their children to. Rather, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a government-backed institution that forcibly separated Native American children from their parents in order to, as Pratt put it, “kill the Indian in him, and save the man.
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André Le Nôtre (1613-1700), gardener of the Kings

The year of grace 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of André Le Nôtre, the "King of Gardeners and the Gardener of Kings". On this occasion, Versailles pays him a special tribute from March 12, with the creation of a French garden installed on the square of the Saint Louis cathedral, a "garden of scents" as well as the "garden of the Gobert ponds" , these old ponds which were used to supply the great waters of the castle, becoming a public garden, concerts and exhibitions.
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