Here are some one liners...
Trade Unions Are Outlawed -- Great Britain is worried about a Reign of Terror. I talk about the uneasy balance of power between government and unions.
Napoleon Saves Liberty by Becoming a Dictator -- France is in trouble. The government needs help so Napoleon helps... himself.
In Other News -- The Rosetta Stone if found, a mammoth is found, Washington dies.
Trade Unions Are OutlawedOut of a growing fear of a new Reign of Terror as occurred in France, Great Britain has outlawed trade unions or any attempt to meet, organize or simply one worker persuading another worker to "combine" for leverage to increase their wages. These new laws are called the Combination Acts. In this sense "combination" means a conspiracy to organize a union. Meetings of any kind over 50 people are already prohibited after commoners threw stones at King George the 3rd as he walked to Parliament. There is a real threat here, and government officials are reacting to it. However, the trade unions are not going away. They are going underground. They will return with a vengeance, over and over again. In time, trade unions and the government will reach a compromise, an uneasy balance of power.     
Napoleon Saves Liberty by Becoming a DictatorCorruption is everywhere in France. The Law of Hostages charges the local nobles for every theft and deports 4 nobles for every French patriot murdered. It is an ugly business. People are starving. Crop failures and the British blockade have made a bad situation even worse. The people need help. One of the five members of the ruling Directory is an idealist. He calls upon Napoleon Bonaparte to help reorganize the government. Napoleon is very popular, a winner amongst so many who have failed. He came to the French Revolution filled with optimism. He wanted to eliminate corruption and have the people return to the simple life. As Napoleon approaches Paris, the citizens cheer. Even the Directory cheers, not realizing what is to come. When there are rumors of another Reign of Terror, the legislature votes to leave Paris. Napoleon addresses the government and in a series of speeches he says "No. I do not want to be a dictator." He then sends his soldiers in to flush out the traitors... "traitor" being defined as anyone not in full-throat support Napoleon. A little over 1/5th of the legislature survives and two members of the Directory. Napoleon and the two remaining Directors write a new constitution for France... one without all the messy DIRECT democracy stuff in it. He believes that the people are not educated enough to make such decisions for themselves.  
In Other News
- The Rosetta Stone is discovered in Egypt. It allows translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics into a known written language. Before this discovery, translators were stumped.