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On April 1, 1944, the air raid alarm goes off again in Schaffhausen, but the residents, who have become accustomed to the false alarms, step out of the house, look to the sky and this time, have to realize that the alarm was accurate. 15 American aircrafts bombard Schaffhausen "by mistake" as it will be called later. In fact, the Americans have an order to bomb Ludwigshafen, 214 km away. Instead, 37 Swiss people die and 300 become homeless. (dv)


The March on Bern of 1 March 1969 marked a demonstration of around 5000 women and men, led by Emilie Lieberherr, on the Bundesplatz in Bern, which finally helped women's suffrage to achieve a breakthrough in Switzerland. (wp)

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