The famous “Bed-in” for peace in Amsterdam

As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held one week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. Knowing their March 20, 1969 marriage would be a huge press event, John and Yoko decided to use the publicity to promote world peace. They spent their honeymoon in the presidential […]

The Lawrence Of Arabia’s Motorbike is being exhibited in London

Thomas Edward Lawrence, bought one of the first SS100s in 1925 having previously owned three Brough SS80s. The crash that would end Lawrence’s life came while riding another SS100, on a narrow road near his cottage near Wareham. In May 1935 Lawrence was riding the Brough back home from Bovington in Dorset to his nearby cottage at […]

The Legendary Recording Studios in Rockfield

The studios were founded by brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward in 1963, by converting an existing farmhouse. In 1965, they became the world’s first residential studio, set up so that bands could come and stay in the peaceful rural surroundings to record. There are two studios, the Coach House and the Quadrangle, which are both set up […]

Vitamin C discovered in Szeged

The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s most important universities and is among the most prominent higher education institutions in Central Europe. Among its teachers were Albert Szent-Györgyi, one of the founders of the Faculty of Science, who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937 for his discoveries in connection with Vitamin C. […]

The Luzhniki Stadium tragedy in Moscow

On 20 October 1982, the weather was snowy and extraordinarily cold for the middle of October. There were 82,000 match tickets available, but because of the freezing weather conditions only 16,500 tickets were sold. The stadium management decided to open only two of the four stands for fans: the East Stand (“C”) and the West Stand (“A”), […]

Magna Carta – Two charter remains are being exhibited in London

The charter of rights agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. The Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King and a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on […]

The assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome

The assassination was a conspiracy of several Roman senators, notably led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Cassius Longinus, and Decimus Brutus, at the end of the Roman Republic. They stabbed Caesar to death in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March 44 BC. Lucius Tillius Cimber was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar. His role was to set the stage for the attack by presenting to Caesar […]