Month: January 2020

Dodo – The extinct flightless bird rests in Oxford

The Raphus cucullatus was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Subfossil remains show the dodo was about 1 meter tall

Kućica na Drini – The Drina river house in Višesava

According to local legends, medieval hero Kraljević Marko was travelling through the area and wanted to cross the river and reach the other side. However, he didn’t

Captain James Cook – The end of the British explorer in Hawaii Island

He achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook joined

Photoshop – The famous image editing program is being born in Ann Arbor

The software was developed in 1987 by two brothers Thomas and John Knoll. Thomas Knoll, a student at the University of Michigan, began writing a program on

David Bowie – The birthplace and childhood in Brixton

English singer-songwriter and actor. was born on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London. The family lived at 40 Stansfield Road, on the boundary between Brixton and Stockwell

Shoes on the Danube Bank – The Holocaust Memorial in Budapest

The monument is located on the Pest side of the Danube, south of the Hungarian Parliament and near the Hungarian Academy of Sciences between Roosevelt Square and

Delorean DMC-12 – The famous time travel device is being exhibited in Los Angeles

Several special-edition DeLorean cars have been produced over the years, and the car is most notably featured as the time machine in the Back to the Future

Edith Cavell – The heroine nurse is being executed by firing squad in Brussels

She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the

La Soufrière – The deadly volcanic activity in Saint Vincent Island

The eruption of 6 May 1902, just hours before the eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, killed 1,680 people. The death zone, where almost all persons were

Jean Sibelius – The Birthplace of the Finnish composer in Hämeenlinna

He is widely recognized as his country’s greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its

Dar al-Hajar – The rock palace in Sana’a

The five-storey palace was constructed as a summer residence for Imam Yahya in the 1930s, but it seems that he was building atop a preexisting structure that

Chocolate bar – The birthplace of solid chocolate snack in Bristol

Joseph Fry, started making chocolate around 1759. In 1761 Joseph Fry and John Vaughan purchased a small shop and with it the patent for a chocolate refining

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