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The years before World War I: 1908


Here are a few pictures where the year 1908 is depicted.

In this gallery readers will see the signatures of architects Joseph Diongre and  Pierre Verbruggen.

In terms of history on 15 November 1908 the Belgian Parliament accepted the donation of Congo to the Belgian State by King of Leopold II. On 16 November that same year,  Soeur Emmanuelle was bon, a  nun in the Congregation of Notre-Dame de Sion.  She witnessed the impoverished conditions of the trash collectors in Cairo, Egypt, and decided to live among them.did work.