Status. The purple stripe on a Roman tunic was called a "clavus".
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Saint Petersburg. A wooden cabin built for Peter I in 1703 was the first residence constructed in St. Petersburg.
Communist. The Soviet Union was founded in 1922.
Nelson Mandela. De Klerk released Nelson Mandela from prison in South Africa.