Month: November 2019

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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