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Scuttling of the French fleet – The “suicide” of the big naval force in Toulon

  Most of the French fleet was scuttled by order of the Admiralty, in reaction to Operation Lila. The objective of operation was to capture the units

Mount Pinatubo – The violent and massive eruption in Zambales

The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo was one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century. Explosive activity began in early April as a series of well explosions

Battle of Bomarsund – The fall of the defensive position of the Russian Empire in Bomarsund

The battle took place in the summer of 1854, during the Åland War, which was part of the Crimean War. The Anglo-French alliance attacked the Russian defense

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market – The supposed “Ground Zero” site of the COVID-19 in Wuhan

A market for live animals and seafood, it is said to be the largest wholesale seafood market in central China, hosting hundreds of tenants. The market opened

Princess Juliana International Airport – The small developed beach airfield in Sint Maarten

Amber alert – The notification system for missing children is born in Arlington

A child abduction emergency alert is a message distributed by a child abduction alert system to ask the public for help in finding abducted children. Amber alerts

KRI Nanggala 402 – The Indonesian submarine sinks with its crew in the Bali Sea

It was one of two Cakra-class Type 209/1300 diesel-electric attack submarines of the Indonesian Navy. Nanggala was made by the Howaldtswerke shipyard in Kiel, West Germany in

St Leonard’s Bathing Pool – The epic seaside complex in St Leonards

Spanish Armada – The naval base of the Great fleet in Ferrol

In its origin, Ferrol was a fishing port. However, its development was due to Philip V, who recognized the strategic value of its estuary and built the

Oriental Theatre – The amazing and tragically old theater in Portland

Built in 1927, the theater was a 2,040-seat movie palace designed by Lee Arden Thomas and Albert Mercier. The building’s exterior was in the Italian Renaissance style.

Balloonfest 86 – The disaster world record in Cleveland

A event in which the United Way of Cleveland set a world record by releasing almost one-and-a-half million balloons. The event was intended to be a harmless

Heighington station – The world’s oldest railway station in Heighington

The station lies on the route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first public railway. The main line of the S&D was opened on 27 September

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