June 2: The History of Italian Republic Day

On June 2, Italians worldwide celebrate Italian Republic Day. Here’s what you need to know: On June 2, 1946, Italians voted to abolish a monarchy that had lasted 85 years – the House of Savoy – and, the Republic of Italy was born. The referendum resulted in 12,717,923 votes ‘for’ and 10,719,284 votes ‘against‘.   …

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