Leonardo da Vinci – Τhe last contact with the Mona Lisa in Amboise

In 1516 at aged 64 Leonardo da Vinci left Rome and traveled through France, armed with his sketchbooks and three of his most famous paintings: Mona Lisa Advertisements

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The first television network in South America starts in São Paulo

The network was owned by Diários Associados, who formed the Rede de Emissoras Associadas. Rede Tupi was founded and launched on September 18, 1950 by Assis Chateaubriand in São Paulo, initially broadcasting on Tupi Television Channel 3, whose first broadcast was on September 20 of that same year. Named for the Tupiniquim tribe in Brazil, Rede Tupi […]

Gletscherbahn 2 – The disaster in Kaprun

The disaster killed 155 people. There were 12 survivors. Most of the victims were skiers on their way to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. On 11 November 2000, 161 passengers and one conductor boarded the funicular train for an early morning. Prior to the passenger train leaving the lower terminus shortly after 9:00 am, the electric fan heater in […]

Marvin Gaye – Τhe last family “dialogue” in West Adams

On April 1, 1984, at their house in the West Adams of Los Angeles Gaye was shot twice following an altercation with his father after he intervened in an argument between his parents. In the days prior to his death, Gaye’s parents had arguments mainly over a misplaced insurance policy letter. The day before his death, the […]

Javed Manzil – The last residence of Allama Iqbal in Lahore

Muhammad Iqbal lived there for three years, and died there. It was listed as a Tentative UNESCO site, and was protected under the Punjab Antiquities Act of 1975, and declared a Pakistani national monument in 1977. In honour of Iqbal, a Pakistani national poet, it was converted into a museum, inaugurated in December 1984. The building’s construction […]