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First penal code 1532: First penal code
27.7.1532: First penal code
The first penal code was introduced by Emperor Charles V. Its content reflects the "Constitutio Criminalis Carolina" and it marked the transition from medieval to modern times. Although witch crimes and torture were still accepted, the "Carolina" encouraged "fair" sentences. It only had restricted validity, but it still formed the basis for the German penal code.
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German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch was born on this day in 1940. In which of the following cities is she ballet director?
  Düsseldorf
  Essen
  Wuppertal
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