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There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 May   Standard Oil declared a monopoly, 1911 On this day in 1911, the American oil company Standard Oil was ruled to be a monopoly by the US Supreme Court. Set up only in 1870 by the industrialist John …

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Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 November     The Zong Massacre, 1781 On this day in 1781 the Zong massacre took place. A Liverpool slave ship called the Zong got lost on the high seas en route for Jamaica and, running low on water, …

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