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Jackson Park World’s Columbian Exposition – The great neoclassical paradise in Chicago
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Jackson Park World’s Columbian Exposition – The great neoclassical paradise in Chicago

Organized to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's landfall in the New World, the World's Columbian Exposition became a defining moment in Chicago's history and the history of the United States as a whole. In 1890, Chicago won the honor o...
Superman – The author meets the artist in Cleveland
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Superman – The author meets the artist in Cleveland

A fictional superhero, first appeared in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel (1914 – 1996) and artist Joe Shuster (1914 - 1992). Siegel and Shuster met in 1932 while attending Glenville High Schoo...
North Hollywood shootout – The Battle with the wild guns in Los Angeles
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North Hollywood shootout – The Battle with the wild guns in Los Angeles

A confrontation between two heavily armed and armored bank robbers, Larry Phillips Jr. and Emil Mătăsăreanu, and members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on February 28, 1997. For over 44 minutes in a futile attempt at escape, the two men held ...
William Shakespeare – The England’s national poet birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
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William Shakespeare – The England’s national poet birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

A 16th-century half-timbered house, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born and spent his childhood years. English playwright, poet, and actor was baptized on 26 April 1564. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. J...
The Crystal Palace – The colossal “Glass temple” in London
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The Crystal Palace – The colossal “Glass temple” in London

The erection itself was a representation of modern architecture and modern industry that was developing with the Industrial Revolution. It has been suggested that the name of the building resulted from a piece penned by the playwright Douglas Jerrold, ref...
Nativity of Jesus – The birthplace of Divine Infant in Bethlehem
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Nativity of Jesus – The birthplace of Divine Infant in Bethlehem

Βirth of Jesus is described in the Biblical gospels of Luke and Matthew. The two accounts agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, his mother Mary was betrothed to a man named Joseph, who was descended from King David and was not his biological fa...
Maiden Castle – The Iron Age hill fort in Dorchester
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Maiden Castle – The Iron Age hill fort in Dorchester

One of the largest and most complex Iron Age hill forts in Europe - the size of 50 football pitches. Its huge multiple ramparts, mostly built in the 1st century BC, once protected hundreds of residents. When it was first built, the gleaming white chalk ra...
The Shrine of the Three Kings – The bones of the Biblical Magi are being exhibited in Cologne
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The Shrine of the Three Kings – The bones of the Biblical Magi are being exhibited in Cologne

A reliquary traditionally believed to contain the bones of the Biblical Magi, also known as the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men. The shrine is a large gilded and decorated triple sarcophagus placed above and behind the high altar of Cologne Cathedral. C...
Enigma – The Turing bombe rebuild project is being exhibited in Bletchley
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Enigma – The Turing bombe rebuild project is being exhibited in Bletchley

An electro-mechanical device used by the British cryptologists to help decipher German Enigma-machine-encrypted secret messages during World War II. The British bombe was developed from a device known as the "bomba", which had been designed in Poland. Th...
Zamek Cesarski – The Imperial Castle in Poznań
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Zamek Cesarski – The Imperial Castle in Poznań

The castle-palace, was built in 1905-1910 as a residence of the last German emperor, Wilhelm II. The building was designed by Franz Heinrich Schwechten, who gave the imperial residence the appearance of a medieval castle. 

The new residence was intended ...
Bernice Bishop Museum – The Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Honolulu
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Bernice Bishop Museum – The Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Honolulu

A museum of history and science, founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawai'i and has the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens. Besides the comprehensive exhibits of Hawaiiana, the museum's tota...
Brandon Lee – The Crow dies on movie set in Wilmington
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Brandon Lee – The Crow dies on movie set in Wilmington

On March 31, 1993, at Carolco Studios (renamed it EUE/Screen Gems Studios in 1996), Lee was filming a scene where his character, Eric, is shot after witnessing the rape of his girlfriend. It was a flashback scene, intended to show how his character was killed...

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