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THE ORSINI AFFAIR

in what became known as the Orsini affair, four exiles from the Italian wars of independence threw improvised explosive devices at the French royal carriage as Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie were en route to the Paris Opera. The bombs killed eight people and

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