The historical Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles

The hotel began operation formally on January, 1921. It was the site of the Academy Awards six times and the June 1968 assassination of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. The hotel closed to guests in 1989. The Ambassador Hotel was located at 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, between Catalina Street and Mariposa Avenue in what is now known as Koreatown. It […]

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The Hodges Meteorite in Tuscaloosa

The meteorite fell on November 30, 1954, at 12:46 local time in Oak Grove near Sylacauga. It is commonly called the Hodges meteorite because a fragment of it struck Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges (1920–1972). The Sylacauga meteorite is the first documented extraterrestrial object to have injured a human being. The grapefruit-sized fragment crashed through the roof of […]

Battersea Power Station and culture in London

The station has become an iconic structure, being featured in or used as a shooting location for many films, television programmes, music videos and video games. One of the station’s earliest appearances was in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1936 film Sabotage, which shows the station before the construction of the B station. The interior of the A station’s control […]

The Nikola Tesla’s Laboratory in New York

Wardenclyffe Tower also known as the Tesla Tower, was an early experimental wireless transmission station designed and built by Nikola Tesla in Shoreham, New York in 1901–1902. Tesla intended to transmit messages, telephony and even facsimile images across the Atlantic to England and to ships at sea based on his theories of using the Earth to conduct […]

Black Power salute in Mexico City

October 16, 1968. Two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. The pair both […]

The site of Indira Gandhi’s assassination in New Delhi

On 31 October 1984, two of Gandhi’s bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, shot her with their service weapons in the garden of the Prime Minister’s residence at 1 Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. The shooting occurred as she was walking past a wicket gate guarded by Satwant and Beant. She was to be interviewed by the British […]

The Morrison Hotel in Los Angeles

The fifth studio album by American rock band the Doors, released February 9, 1970 by Elektra Records. The album’s cover of Morrison Hotel was shot by photographer Henry Diltz through the window of this transient hotel in Los Angeles back in December of 1969. The location was ‘discovered’ by Ray Manzarek and his wife a few days […]

Marilyn Monroe – The last day in Los Angeles

Τhe famous actress was found dead of a barbiturate overdose in the early morning hours of August 5, 1962, at her 12305 Fifth Helena Drive home . Monroe spent the last day of her life, Saturday, August 4, at her home in Brentwood. She was accompanied at various times by publicist Patricia Newcomb, housekeeper Eunice Murray, photographer […]