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In Italy, King Victor Emmanuel II opens the new Italian parliament

Victor Emmanuel II
11/18/1865
 King Victor Emmmanuel had dissolved the parliament of the infant unified Italy on September 7, 1865 and ordered elections for October.  He opened the resulting legislature personally, laying out his gratitude to those nations, like Spain, that had recently recognised the new state and outlining policies for the future, especially concerning relations with the Papal States and the position of the Catholic Church in the new Italy.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Italy," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865 ... (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1869), 444-446.

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