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The hand of God – Diego Maradona scores with the hand in Mexico City
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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 event took place on June 22, 1986, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The game ende...
Mao Zedong – The birthplace of the first leader of the People’s Republic of China in Shaoshan
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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 the Dishui Hole. In 1893, Mao Zedong was born here, and he lived here about 17 ye...
Saturday Night Fever – The famous 2001 Odyssey disco in New York
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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 Travolta as Tony Manero) from Brooklyn with a natural gift of dancing. Based on a 1975 New York Magazin...
Medusa – Perseus beheads the legendary monster in Gibraltar
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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 her face would turn to stone. Medusa was beheaded by the Greek hero Perseus, who thereafter used h...
Saint Nicholas – The sarcophagus of the Christian bishop in Demre
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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 Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Won...
Vostok 1 – The first manned spacecraft in space
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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 into outer space. Once Gagarin was in the spacecraft, his picture appeared on television s...
Nicolae Ceaușescu – The final speech of the last Communist leader of Romania in Bucharest
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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 of the "Socialist revolution" and Romania's "multi-laterally developed Socialist society." He also...
Il barbiere di Siviglia – The première of Rossini’s opera in Rome
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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 plays by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais that revolve around the clever and enterprisi...
Ivan the Terrible – The throne of the first Tsar of all Rus is being exhibit in Moscow
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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 father's death. A group of reformers, united around the young Ivan, declared him Tsar in 1547 at the age o...
Gutenberg Bible – The most famous Bible in the world is being exhibited in New York
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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 by Johann Gutenberg in the 1450s. Completed between March and November 1455, when Guten...
Apollo-Soyuz Project – United States and Soviet Union working together in Earth orbit
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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 Valeriy Kubasov in a Soyuz capsule. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first ...
1872 Scotland v England – The first international association football match played in Glasgow
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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 the first ever international football match, played between Scotland and England. The game was play...

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