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1906: The Captain from Köpenick  
“A one-of-a-kind incident in the history of crime”. It was with this 1906 headline that Berlin’s press played their trump card. Readers couldn’t believe their eyes when they read about a hussar play that had been staged in the town of Köpenick near the German capital. It was the tale of a crooked shoemaker who gets hold of a uniform from a junk dealer and uses it for criminal gain.

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Which famous Irish writer was born on 16 October 1854?
  James Joyce
  William Butler Yeats
  Oscar Wilde