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St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church – The unique baroque-style church in Macau
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St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church – The unique baroque-style church in Macau

The seminary was established in 1728 and, following the end of the Jesuits' mission, was taken over by the Lazarites. The church was erected in 1758. In 2005, the church became one of the designated sites of the Historic Centre of Macau enlisted on the UN...
The grotto at Massabielle – The vision of Virgin Mary appears Bernadette Soubirous to in Lourdes
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The grotto at Massabielle – The vision of Virgin Mary appears Bernadette Soubirous to in Lourdes

In 1858 from February 11 to July 16, a 14-year-old peasant girl, called Bernadette Soubirous, saw a vision. The vision was of Mary standing next to a rose bush at the entrance to the Massabielle grotto, on the left bank of the stream. Bernadette saw this ...
Jesse Owens – The historic victories in Berlin
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Jesse Owens – The historic victories in Berlin

American track and field athlete specialized in the sprints and the long jump. Owens was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history". He achieved international fame at the 1936 Summer Olympics, ...
Trinity – The first detonation of a nuclear device in the Jornada del Muerto desert
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Trinity – The first detonation of a nuclear device in the Jornada del Muerto desert

The test conducted by the United States Army at 5:30 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The date of the Trinity test is usually considered to be the beginning of the Atomic Age. The code name was assigned by J. Robert Oppenheimer, t...
Panini – The “womb” of the beloved stickers in Modena
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Panini – The “womb” of the beloved stickers in Modena

Benito and Giuseppe Panini were operating a newspaper distribution office in 1960, when they found a collection of figurines that a Milan company was unable to sell. The brothers bought the collection, and sold them in packets of two for ten lire each. T...
Dolores O’Riordan – A rock star is born in Limerick
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Dolores O’Riordan – A rock star is born in Limerick

Τhe famous musician, songwriter and lead singer, the youngest of nine children, two of whom died in infancy. Dolores O'Riordan grew up in the neighboring Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. She started with traditional Irish music and playing the Irish tin wh...
La Sortie de l’Usine Lumière – The Lumière brothers’ first film in Lyon
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La Sortie de l’Usine Lumière – The Lumière brothers’ first film in Lyon

A cinematograph was developed in the 1890s by Auguste and Louis Lumière. The device was invented and patented as the "Cinématographe Léon Bouly" by French inventor Léon Bouly in 1892. Due to a lack of money, Bouly could not develop his ideas properly and ...
Verona Arena – One of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind in Verona
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Verona Arena – One of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind in Verona

Roman amphitheater is one of the largest in Italy and the most famous monument in Verona. In ancient times, the arena's capacity was nearly 30,000 people. This building was erected by the Romans around the middle of the first century AD and was used to ho...
Cathedral of Learning –  The tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere in Pittsburgh
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Cathedral of Learning – The tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere in Pittsburgh

A building that serves as the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's. The Cathedral of Learning was commissioned in 1921 and ground was broken in 1926 under general contractor Stone & Webster. The first class was held in the building in 1931 an...
Whitehaven Mansions – The fictional residence of Hercule Poirot in London
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Whitehaven Mansions – The fictional residence of Hercule Poirot in London

Built in 1936 by Guy Morgan and Partners. The walls were built with beige bricks, specially made by Williamson Cliff Ltd, and placed over a steel frame. Florin Court is one of the most well known Art Deco mansion blocks in Central London. The build...
Henrik Ibsen – The last residence of the playwright in Oslo
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Henrik Ibsen – The last residence of the playwright in Oslo

Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy o...
Elbphilharmonie – One of the largest concert halls in the world in Hamburg
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Elbphilharmonie – One of the largest concert halls in the world in Hamburg

The new glassy construction resembles a, water wave, resting on top of an old brick warehouse (Kaispeicher A, built) near the historical Speicherstadt. The project is the result of a private initiative by the architect and real estate developer Alexander ...

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