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Valdivia earthquake – The Great Chilean earthquake in Valdivia
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Valdivia earthquake – The Great Chilean earthquake in Valdivia

Is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Various studies have placed it at 9.4–9.6 on the moment magnitude scale. It occurred in the afternoon and lasted approximately 10 minutes. The resulting tsunami affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Phi...
History of Television – The first moving image demonstration takes place in London
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History of Television – The first moving image demonstration takes place in London

John Logie Baird successfully transmitted the first television picture with a greyscale image, the head of a ventriloquist's dummy nicknamed "Stooky Bill" in a 30-line vertically scanned image, at five pictures per second. Baird went downstairs and fetche...
Saint Thomas the Apostle – The tomb of the skeptical disciple in Chennai
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Saint Thomas the Apostle – The tomb of the skeptical disciple in Chennai

One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Thomas is commonly known as "Doubting Thomas" because he doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told of it, later, he confessed his faith, "My Lord and my God," on seeing Jesus' crucifixi...
Pierre de Coubertin – The heart of the father of the modern Olympics rests in Olympia
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Pierre de Coubertin – The heart of the father of the modern Olympics rests in Olympia

French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second President. He is known as the father of the modern Olympic Games. Pierre de Coubertin is the instigator of the modern Olympic movement, a man whose vision and p...
VÖCSÖK II – The Queen’s hydrofoil boat sails in Budapest
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VÖCSÖK II – The Queen’s hydrofoil boat sails in Budapest

Hungary was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War, the sight of American or British rock stars was extremely rare. In fact, Queen was the only band to perform in Hungary before the fall of the Soviet Union. In 1986, the members of Queen went to Bu...
“We Are the World” – The final night of recording in Los Angeles
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“We Are the World” – The final night of recording in Los Angeles

A charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. The final night of recording was held on J...
Monument to the Antarctic Treaty – The historic site for the signatories of the treaty in King George Island
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Monument to the Antarctic Treaty – The historic site for the signatories of the treaty in King George Island

It stands near the Frei, Bellingshausen and Escudero research stations on the Fildes Peninsula of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The monument was designed and built by American Joseph W. Pearson and offered to Chile. It c...
Sant Pere de Rodes – A former Benedictine monastery in El Port de la Selva
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Sant Pere de Rodes – A former Benedictine monastery in El Port de la Selva

Located in the province of Girona, it was built on the slope of the Verdera Mountain, just below the Castle of Sant Verdera, which provided protection for the monastery but now lies in ruins at the very summit. It offers exceptional views over the bay of ...
African Renaissance Monument – The statue for the African renewal in Dakar
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African Renaissance Monument – The statue for the African renewal in Dakar

The Monument located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoul...
Waldspirale – The colorful residential building in Darmstadt
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Waldspirale – The colorful residential building in Darmstadt

The building was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, planned and implemented by architect Heinz M. Springmann, and constructed by the Bauverein Darmstadt company. The Waldspirale is a residential building complex in Darmstadt, built ...
UEFA Euro 1992 Final – Denmark won its first international trophy in Gothenburg
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UEFA Euro 1992 Final – Denmark won its first international trophy in Gothenburg

The UEFA Euro 1992 Final was played between Denmark and Germany on 26 June 1992 at Ullevi, to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 1992. Denmark took the lead in the first half from a John Jensen right-footed shot into the top right-hand corner of the...
“Le Baiser de l’hôtel de Ville” – The kiss by the Hôtel de Ville in Paris
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“Le Baiser de l’hôtel de Ville” – The kiss by the Hôtel de Ville in Paris

In 1950 Robert Doisneau created his most recognizable work for Life – Le Baiser de l'hôtel de ville, a photograph of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris, which became an internationally recognized symbol of young love in Paris. The identity of t...

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