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Attempted Overthrow of Venezuelan President Chavez

In 2002, anger over Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's reform plans led to an attempted coup d'état. On April 11, Chavez was detained and Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce President Pedro Carmona was installed as interim president. Carmona quickly dissolved the National Assembly and the Supreme Court and voided Venezuela's constitution, but within 48 hours, the Presidential Guard retook the presidential palace, and Chavez was reinstalled as president. What happened to Carmona?



The Percy-Neville Feud

The Percy-Neville Feud was a string of skirmishes between two prominent northern English families and their followers that helped provoke the Wars of the Roses—a series of dynastic civil wars between supporters of the Houses of Lancaster and York in the 15th century. Six months after the Nevilles allied themselves with Richard, Duke of York—rival of the Lancastrian King Henry VI—the Percys met the Nevilles and the Duke in the first battle at St. Albans. What was the original reason for the feud?

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Vincent Gallo

Vincent Gallo is an outspoken and controversial American actor, director, screenwriter, and musician. Although he has had minor roles in mainstream films, such as Goodfellas, he is most associated with independent movies, including Buffalo '66 and The Brown Bunny, both of which he starred in, wrote, and directed. Gallo has also spent time as a painter, a motorcycle racer, and a model. What was the source of Gallo's feud with film critic Roger Ebert in 2003?

Last updated on Sunday, 11th April 2010

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