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Martin Luther King Jr. – The assassination of the activist leader in Memphis
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Martin Luther King Jr. – The assassination of the activist leader in Memphis

On March 29, 1968, King went to Memphis, Tennessee, in support of the black sanitary public works employees. On April 3, King addressed a rally and delivered his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" address at Mason Temple. King's flight to Memphis had been del...
The Girl with a Pearl Earring is being exhibited in The Hague
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The Girl with a Pearl Earring is being exhibited in The Hague

The painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer. It depicts a European girl wearing an exotic dress, an oriental turban, and an large pearl earring. The work is oil on canvas and is 44.5 cm high and 39 cm wide. It is signed "IVMeer" but n...
Dire Straits recorded the demo of “Sultans of Swing” in London
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Dire Straits recorded the demo of “Sultans of Swing” in London

A song by British rock band Dire Straits from their eponymous debut album, written by front-man Mark Knopfler. Released in 1978, its 1979 re-release made it a hit in the United Kingdom and United States. The song was recorded at Pathway Studios, in July ...
Baiterek Tower – The Mythical Tree tower in Nur-Sultan
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Baiterek Tower – The Mythical Tree tower in Nur-Sultan

A monument popular with foreign visitors and native Kazakhs, it is emblematic of the city, which became capital of the country in 1997. The tower is considered a symbol of post-independence Kazakhstan. The 105 meter tall structure rises from a wide flat ...
Black Tom explosion – One of the world’s largest artificial non-nuclear explosions in Jersey City
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Black Tom explosion – One of the world’s largest artificial non-nuclear explosions in Jersey City

The explosions which occurred on July 30, 1916, in the New York Harbor, was an act of sabotage by German agents to destroy U.S.-made munitions that were to be supplied to the Allies in World War I. One of the first major explosions was around the J...
Miguel de Cervantes – The final resting place of famed author in Madrid
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Miguel de Cervantes – The final resting place of famed author in Madrid

Spanish writer was born in 1547 in Alcala de Henares and moved to Rome 22 years later because he was involved in a duel and was sentenced to have his right hand amputated. He fought in the 1571 naval battle of Lepanto and was seriously injured. These inju...
David And Goliath – The young shepherd kills the Philistine giant in the Valley of Elah
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David And Goliath – The young shepherd kills the Philistine giant in the Valley of Elah

A long, shallow valley in Israel, best known as the place described in the Old Testament where the Israelites were encamped when David fought Goliath. Israelites are facing the Philistines in the Valley of Elah. Twice a day for 40 days, morning and eveni...
Le Mans disaster – The world’s worst motorsport accident in Le Mans
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Le Mans disaster – The world’s worst motorsport accident in Le Mans

On 11 June 1955, a major crash occurred during the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race at Circuit de la Sarthe. The accident happened at 6:25 pm, at the end of lap 35, when the first pit stops for the leading cars were starting. The crash started when Jaguar ...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The birthplace of the classical composer in Salzburg
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The birthplace of the classical composer in Salzburg

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 to Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria, née Pertl, at Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg. Competent on keyboa...
Yalta Conference – The “Big Three” Conference in Yalta
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Yalta Conference – The “Big Three” Conference in Yalta

The World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe. The three states were represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Min...
Puffing Billy – The world’s oldest surviving steam locomotive is being exhibited in London
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Puffing Billy – The world’s oldest surviving steam locomotive is being exhibited in London

Constructed in 1814 by coal viewer William Hedley, enginewright Jonathan Forster and blacksmith Timothy Hackworth for Christopher Blackett, the owner of Wylam Colliery near Newcastle upon Tyne, in the United Kingdom. It was the first commercial adhesion s...
Saint Helena – The sarcophagus of important figure of Christianity in the Vatican City
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Saint Helena – The sarcophagus of important figure of Christianity in the Vatican City

Helena died around 335 AD, with her son at her side. She was buried, outside Rome on the Via Labicana. Her sarcophagus is on display in the Pio-Clementine Vatican Museum, although the connection is often questioned. Αn Empress of the Roman Empire, ...

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