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Dolly – The female domestic sheep rests in Edinburgh
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Dolly – The female domestic sheep rests in Edinburgh

Born on 5 July 1996, she was euthanized on 14 February 2003, aged six and a half. Sheep can live to age 11 or 12, but Dolly suffered from arthritis in a hind leg joint and from sheep pulmonary adenomatosis, a virus-induced lung tumor that is common among ...
Air New Zealand Flight 901 – The Air Disaster at the Mount Erebus in Ross Island
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Air New Zealand Flight 901 – The Air Disaster at the Mount Erebus in Ross Island

On the morning of 28 November 1979, Flight 901 left Māngere airport, Auckland, for an 11-hour return sightseeing flight to Antarctica. At 12.49 p.m. the aircraft crashed into the lower slopes of Mount Erebus killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on board...
Marshall Plan volume – The pages of the Law are being exhibited in Lexington
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Marshall Plan volume – The pages of the Law are being exhibited in Lexington

The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. The reconstruction plan, developed at a meeting of the participating European states, was drafted...
Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue – The founder of the Mongol Empire on horseback in Ulaanbaatar
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Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue – The founder of the Mongol Empire on horseback in Ulaanbaatar

The Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is 40 meters statue on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of th...
Gustav Klimt – The famous kiss is being exhibited in Vienna
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Gustav Klimt – The famous kiss is being exhibited in Vienna

The painting dates from 1907/08 at the height of Klimt’s “Golden Period”. The Kiss is an oil-on-canvas painting with added gold leaf, silver and platinum. The painting depicts a couple embracing each other, their bodies entwined in elaborate beautiful rob...
Ishtar Gate – The eighth gate of Babylon in Berlin
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Ishtar Gate – The eighth gate of Babylon in Berlin

King Nebuchadnezzar II ordered the construction of the gate and dedicated it to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. The gate was constructed in about 575 BC on the north side of the city. The roof and doors of the gate were made of cedar, according to the ded...
Tutankhamun – The intimate original tomb of the famed pharaoh in the Valley of the Kings
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Tutankhamun – The intimate original tomb of the famed pharaoh in the Valley of the Kings

Howard Carter discovered it underneath the remains of workmen's huts built during the Ramesside Period. Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered by English Egyptologist and his team in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, in 1922. KV62 is the standard Egyptologi...
Sigmund Freud – The birthplace of the Austrian neurologist in Příbor
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Sigmund Freud – The birthplace of the Austrian neurologist in Příbor

Freud was born to Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire, today Příbor, the first of eight children. Both of his parents were from Galicia, a province straddling modern-day West Ukraine and Poland. The house No. 117 belon...
Heidi – The land of the worldwide orphaned girl in Maienfeld
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Heidi – The land of the worldwide orphaned girl in Maienfeld

Heidiland, named after the Heidi books, is an important tourist area in Switzerland. Maienfeld is the center of what is called Heidiland one of the villages, formerly called Oberrofels, is actually renamed "Heididorf". For decades, Heidi has captur...
Gatun Locks – The Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal in Gatun
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Gatun Locks – The Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal in Gatun

The construction of the locks began with the first concrete laid at Gatun, on August 24, 1909, by the Philadelphia-based company Day & Zimmermann. The Gatun locks are built into a cut made in a hill bordering the lake, which required the excavation of...
Vidkun Quisling – The end of the Norwegian Nazi in Oslo
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Vidkun Quisling – The end of the Norwegian Nazi in Oslo

The civil leadership of the resistance, represented by lawyer Sven Arntzen, demanded Quisling be treated like any other murder suspect and, on 9 May, Quisling and his ministers turned themselves in to police. Quisling was transferred to Cell 12 in Møllerg...
Vasco da Gama – Malaria kills the Portuguese explorer in Kochi
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Vasco da Gama – Malaria kills the Portuguese explorer in Kochi

Setting out in April 1524, with a fleet of fourteen ships, Vasco da Gama took as his flagship the famous large carrack Santa Catarina do Monte Sinai on her last journey to India, along with two of his sons, Estêvão and Paulo. After a troubled journ...

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