Month: October 2019

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

Assassination of John F. Kennedy – The tragic presidential limousine is being exhibited in Dearborn

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

Sydney’s Luna Park – The long standing fun park in Sydney

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

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