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THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

No news for this year
Although for the world history this is a very important year (see ''While in the World'' section), nothing historically relevant happens in Las Vegas this year.

World War I: other bloody battles
In February the German troups attack Verdun, France, those of the Allied. For about 6 months, 3 million soldiers fight very hardly. At the end no winner, but an astonishing high number of victims.
In May the German Fleet attacks the British Fleet in Jutland, to break the blockade of the Germany coast. In a battle lasting less than one day, a large number of warships are sunk.

Einstein's General Relativity Theory
The German physicist Albert Einstein publishes the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein introduces, in his original Theory of Relativity, the effect of mass.
He starts from the principle that local experiments cannot distinguish forces induced by gravity from the apparent forces induced by an acceleration of the reference frame.
By an elaborate mathematical approach, he shows that the presence of mass induces a curvature in space and time, which is at the basis of gravitation.

The Irish rebellion
On Easter Monday a group of Irish nationalists, led by the poet Patrick Pearse, declares in Dublin the independence of the nation from Great Britain.
But after a few days the rebels are overcome by the British Army, and some of them are executed. As an effect of this strong reaction, many more Irish men will join the Sinn Fein, an Irish nationalist party.

Viva Villa!
The legendary Mexican revolutionary leader Francisco ''Pancho'' Villa crosses the border and attacks a U.S. garrison in New Mexico.
The U.S. Army reacts pursuing Pancho's band in the Mexican territory, but does not succeeds in finding him.
This reaction will have the unwanted effect of increasing in Mexico the popularity of Pancho Villa, and the resentment against U.S.

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