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Bhopal tragedy – The world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal
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Bhopal tragedy – The world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal

A gas leak incident on 2 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas. The highly toxic substance made its way into and around the small towns located near the...
John and Yoko – The famous “Bed-in for peace” in Amsterdam
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John and Yoko – The famous “Bed-in for peace” in Amsterdam

As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held one week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. Knowing their March 20, 1969 marriage would be a huge press event, John and Yoko decided to use the publicity to pr...
Bruce Lee – The Dragon dies in Hong Kong
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Bruce Lee – The Dragon dies in Hong Kong

On May 10, 1973, Lee collapsed during an automated dialogue replacement session for Enter the Dragon at Golden Harvest in Hong Kong. Suffering from seizures and headaches, he was immediately rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, where doctors diagnosed ce...
Emil Zatopek – The triple-gold winner in Helsinki
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Emil Zatopek – The triple-gold winner in Helsinki

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Zátopek won gold in the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters, and the marathon, breaking Olympic records in each event. Zátopek is the only person to win these three long distance events in the same Olympic games. His vict...
Brough Superior GW 2275 – The Lawrence Of Arabia’s Motorbike is being exhibited in London
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Brough Superior GW 2275 – The Lawrence Of Arabia’s Motorbike is being exhibited in London

Thomas Edward Lawrence, bought one of the first SS100s in 1925 having previously owned three Brough SS80s. The crash that would end Lawrence's life came while riding another SS100, on a narrow road near his cottage near Wareham. In May 1935 Lawrence was ...
Twentieth Century Fox – The dream factory in Los Angeles
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Twentieth Century Fox – The dream factory in Los Angeles

Fox was founded in 1915 by theater magnate William A. Fox. His studio was located in Ft. Lee, NJ, the original "Hollywood". In 1917 it relocated to the Edendale area of Los Angeles and later to the corner of Sunset and Western in Hollywood, where it stood...
Statue of Unity – The world’s tallest statue in Kevadiya
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Statue of Unity – The world’s tallest statue in Kevadiya

The statue of Indian politician and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home minister of independent India and the chief adherent of Mahatma Gandhi during the non-violent Indian Independence movement...
Confucius – The tomb of the ancient teacher in Qufu
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Confucius – The tomb of the ancient teacher in Qufu

The renowned philosopher, politician and educator in ancient China whose system of belief involving philosophy, politics and ethics has exerted profound influence on Chinese culture, was revered as the Sacred Model Teacher for Ten Thousand Generations by ...
Assassination of John F. Kennedy – The tragic presidential limousine is being exhibited in Dearborn
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Assassination of John F. Kennedy – The tragic presidential limousine is being exhibited in Dearborn

The limousine was riding in when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963 is one of many pieces of history with a sad backstory. Even with its history, the car, a 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine, was repaired and put back into presidential...
Rockfield Studios – The legendary recording studios in Rockfield
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Rockfield Studios – The legendary recording studios in Rockfield

The studios were founded by brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward in 1963, by converting an existing farmhouse. In 1965, they became the world's first residential studio, set up so that bands could come and stay in the peaceful rural surroundings to record. ...
Sydney’s Luna Park – The long standing fun park in Sydney
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Sydney’s Luna Park – The long standing fun park in Sydney

The amusement park is owned by the Luna Park Reserve Trust, an agency of the Government of New South Wales, and was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 5 March 2010. The park was constructed during 1935 approximately 600 meters from t...
Luzhniki tragedy – A deadly human crush in Moscow
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Luzhniki tragedy – A deadly human crush in Moscow

On 20 October 1982, the weather was snowy and extraordinarily cold for the middle of October. There were 82,000 match tickets available, but because of the freezing weather conditions only 16,500 tickets were sold. The stadium management decided to open ...

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