Month: December 2019

The hand of God – Diego Maradona scores with the hand 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

Mao Zedong – The birthplace of the first leader of the People’s Republic of China in Shaoshan

The residence area, embodies buildings such as the old houses, the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Bronze Statue of Mao Zedong, the Cultural relics Exhibition Hall, and

Saturday Night Fever – The famous 2001 Odyssey disco 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 (It stars John

Medusa – Perseus beheads the legendary monster 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

Saint Nicholas – The sarcophagus of the Christian bishop in Demre

The patron saint of sailors, merchants, he was Christian bishop of the ancient Greek maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor during the time of the Roman

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

Nicolae Ceaușescu – The final speech of the last Communist leader of Romania in Bucharest

The mass meeting of December 21, held in what is now Revolution Square, began like many of Ceaușescu’s speeches over the years. He spoke of the achievements

Il barbiere di Siviglia – The première of Rossini’s opera in Rome

The premiere took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, with designs by Angelo Toselli. Rossini’s opera recounts the events of the first of the three

Ivan the Terrible – The throne of the first Tsar of all Rus is being exhibit in Moscow

Ivan was the crown prince of Vasili III, the Rurikid ruler of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, and was appointed Grand Prince at three years-old after his

Gutenberg Bible – The most famous Bible in the world is being exhibited in New York

The first substantial printed book in the West is the royal-folio two-volume Bible on display, comprising nearly 1,300 pages and printed in Mainz on the central Rhine

Apollo-Soyuz Project – United States and Soviet Union working together in Earth orbit

The Project would send NASA astronauts Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton and Vance Brand in an Apollo Command and Service Module to meet Russian cosmonauts Aleksey Leonov and

1872 Scotland v England – The first international association football match played in Glasgow

Hamilton Crescent is a cricket ground located in the Partick area of Glasgow. It is the home of the West of Scotland Cricket Club. Hamilton Crescent hosted

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