Day: 17 April 2020

Leonardo da Vinci – The 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,

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

Saint Malo – The walled city in Saint-Malo

The threat from the sea is embedded in Saint Malo’s history and culture. Since the middle ages, Vikings and British armies would try to invade France from

Kaprun disaster – The tragedy in the tunnel of funicular train 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

Marvin Gaye – The last family “dialogue” in Los Angeles

On April 1, 1984, at their house in the West Adams, Gaye was shot twice following an altercation with his father after he intervened in an argument

Borchgrevink’s Hut – The first human structure ever built on the Antarctic continent in Cape Adare

In January 1895, Norwegian explorers Henrik Bull and Carsten Borchgrevink from the ship Antarctic landed at Cape Adare. Borchgrevink returned to the cape leading his own expedition

Allama Iqbal – The last residence of the Muslim writer 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

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