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First flight: Henri Giffard and his airship
First flight: Henri Giffard and his airship
On September 24, 1852, a controlled balloon designed by the French engineer Henri Giffard took off. It was the first steam-powered airship launched into the sky. The cigar – shaped aircraft was 44 m long and 12 m in diameter. The take-off took place...
24 September 2020, 22:37
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Hanafuda and Nintendo: gambling entertainment from the gaming industry giant
Hanafuda and Nintendo: gambling entertainment from the gaming industry giant
Nintendo, known for its video games and consoles, was founded on September 23, 1889. Then it was called Nintendo Karuta, and it was headed By Fusajiro Yamauchi. The company immediately began producing decks of the popular card game hanafuda. The images...
23 September 2020, 22:31
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New York city on fire: the devastating fire of 1776
New York city on fire: the devastating fire of 1776
On September 21, 1776, a disaster came to new York that was later called the Great fire (not to be confused with another similar event that occurred in 1845). Flames engulfed the southern part of Manhattan, it happened at the very beginning of the...
22 September 2020, 21:32
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Cannes film festival: where it all started
Cannes film festival: where it all started
On September 20, 1946, the opening of the first Cannes film festival took place, which was organized in the city of Cannes (France) and ended on October 5. Despite the fact that this event is the first in a series of annual film festivals held on the...
21 September 2020, 18:56
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Battle of Pilsen: how Protestants and Catholics fought
Battle of Pilsen: how Protestants and Catholics fought
On September 19, 1618, the siege of the Czech city of plzeń began. During the confrontation, which was the first major battle in the thirty Years ' war, two sides clashed: Protestants led by the German commander, Count Mansfeld, and Catholics who had...
19 September 2020, 16:53
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Caral: one of the oldest cities in pre-Columbian America
Caral: one of the oldest cities in pre-Columbian America
In Peru, 23 km from the coast of the Supe river, there are the ruins of the ancient city of Caral. According to historians, this is the oldest known city in America. Its remains were found in 1949, and since then, scientists have not been able to...
18 September 2020, 16:12
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Between France and Italy: construction of the Mont Cenis tunnel
Between France and Italy: construction of the Mont Cenis tunnel
In 1871, the Grand opening of the Mont Cenis tunnel, laid under the Alps and connecting France and Italy, took place. The path is laid in the area Of the fréjus pass (Fréjus), its length is 13.7 km. In Italy, the tunnel goes to the city of Bardonecchia...
17 September 2020, 15:19
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History of ancient structures: the triumphal arch of Constantine (part II)
History of ancient structures: the triumphal arch of Constantine (part II)
We continue to tell the story of the arch of Constantine I. Looking at the explanatory text on the monument, you can see the corrections that were made during the life of the ruler. The original entry read: "By order of Jupiter Optima maxima." However...
16 September 2020, 16:29
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History of ancient structures: the triumphal arch of Constantine (part I)
History of ancient structures: the triumphal arch of Constantine (part I)
In the center of Rome, next to the legendary Colosseum, there is an ancient structure - the triumphal arch of Constantine, built in 315. It was built in honor of the victory of Emperor Constantine I: the new ruler overthrew the previous one, Marcus...
15 September 2020, 12:04
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Traces of Zapotec culture: ruins of the ancient city of Mitla
Traces of Zapotec culture: ruins of the ancient city of Mitla
Mitla (in Zapotec, the name sounds like Yoo-Paa) is a city in what is now Mexico, located in the Eastern part of the state of Oaxaca. The first settlement appeared here in 500 BC, although the remains of the oldest buildings date back to 200 ad. Mitla...
12 September 2020, 12:59
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