The hand of God in Mexico City

The name given to the goal scored by Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona in the quarter-final match between Argentina and England during the 1986 World Cup. The event took place on June 22, 1986, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The game ended with a 2–1 win for the Argentine. Six minutes into the second half, […]

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The world’s first Cosmodrome in Baikonur

The spaceport is located in the desert steppe of Baikonur, about 200 kilometres east of the Aral Sea and north of the river Syr Darya. It is near the Tyuratam railway station and is about 90 metres above sea level. Baikonur Cosmodrome is currently leased by the Kazakh Government to Russia until 2050, and is managed jointly […]

Mao Zedong’s birthplace in Shaoshan

The residence is located in Shaoshan Village of Shaoshan Township in China. The building was the birthplace and childhood home of Mao Zedong, the first leader of the People’s Republic of China. It has a building area of about 472.92-square-meter, embodies buildings such as the old houses, the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Bronze Statue of Mao […]

2001 Odyssey disco – Saturday Night Fever in New York

On December 7, 1977, the disco craze reached the height of its popularity with the release of Saturday Night Fever, the story of a youth from Brooklyn with a natural gift of dancing. Based on a 1975 New York Magazine story entitled “Tribal Nights of the New Saturday Night” by Nik Cohn, the film was revolutionary for […]

Medusa and Perseus in Gibraltar

In Greek mythology was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Those who gazed upon her face would turn to stone. According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, she died on an island named Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BC novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere […]

The sarcophagus of Saint Nicholas in Demre

Christian bishop of the ancient Greek maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonder worker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, prostitutes, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students in […]

Vostok 1 – The first manned spacecraft in space

The Vostok 3KA space capsule was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 12, 1961, with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard, making him the first human to cross into outer space. Once Gagarin was in the spacecraft, his picture appeared on television screens in the launch control room from an on board camera. The spacecraft consisted of a […]

Statue of Liberty – A faithful copy in Colmar

This statue made of resin is a 12-meter high replica of the Statue of Liberty. It was sculpted to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of the sculptor Auguste Batholdi, who was born in Colmar and created the “Liberty lightening the world”. The Municipality of Colmar has chosen to install in the northern entrance to the town, this […]