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In Italy, Palma and Piacenta vote to break away from Bourbon rule

Northern Italy, 1857, zoomable map
09/11/1859
Following the upheaval in Italy of the war between Piedmont- Sardinia, France, and the Austrian Empire, the National Assembly of Palma and Piacenta  voted unanimously to expel the Bourbon dynasty from the state.  The following day, the Assembly voted again, also unanimously, inviting Palma and Piacena's annexation by the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 403.

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