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Maria Spelterina: walk along the rope through Niagara Falls with blindfolded eyes
Maria Spelterina: walk along the rope through Niagara Falls with blindfolded eyes
Italian circus artist Maria Spelterina for 11 minutes went on a rope through the Niagara Falls. Then, moving back forward in 10 minutes, went back the way. Such a record was recorded among women for the first time - July 12, 1876. A week later, she...
12 July 2018, 20:30
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Elena Stepanov-Dashkevich: the first Ukrainian female officer
Elena Stepanov-Dashkevich: the first Ukrainian female officer
The first Ukrainian officer-officer, Elena Stepanov-Dashkevich, following the example of her older brother Ananiya, first entered the Ukrainian sports society "Sokol", then headed the first female "Sokolok" in Lviv. In 1914 she became the only woman...
12 July 2018, 2:33
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"The Black Queen" Catherine de 'Medici
Ekaterina Maria Romola was born on April 13, 1519 in the Florentine Republic, ruled by her father Lorenzo II of the Medici. A month later he died, having survived for a week his wife, who died from a family fever, and Catherine's upbringing was first...
10 July 2018, 23:05
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The first woman to fly a jet
The first woman to fly a jet
Jacqueline Cochran was born on May 11, 1906. She got married very young and at the age of 14 she gave birth to a son. A few years later she divorced and returned to her parents. Her son was killed in four years by mistake. She got a job as a hairdresser...
9 July 2018, 22:48
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"The Night Before Ivan's Day": an unknown comedy-vaudeville of Gulak-Artemovsky, accidentally found in the theater of opera and ballet
On the feast of Ivan Kupala Semen Gulak-Artemovsky was written comedy vaudeville "The Night Before Ivan's Day." The music was accidentally found in the Central Library of the St. Petersburg Opera and Ballet Theater. The work was staged at the Alexander...
8 July 2018, 17:56
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Louis Pasteur: painter who created an injection against tetanus
Louis Pasteur: painter who created an injection against tetanus
Frenchman Louis Pasteur, July 6, 1885, conducted the first successful vaccination against rabies. Saved life 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who was bitten by a rabid dog. While studying at the Paris Normal High School Pasteur showed himself to be a...
7 July 2018, 22:43
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Isaac Newton: a fundamental three-volume scholar
Isaac Newton: a fundamental three-volume scholar
In 1682, Isaac Newton began work on the "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy". This happens on a wave of interest in the Halley comet, which once again came to Earth. To explain her movement around the Sun, Edmund Halley turned to Professor of...
6 July 2018, 22:15
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Immortal novel by Margaret Mitchell
Immortal novel by Margaret Mitchell
It was believed that at one time Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" was the second most popular after the Bible. In the first year after its publication, more than 1 million copies were sold. A year after writing, the author received the...
5 July 2018, 23:44
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La Manuela: what does the famous Pablo Escobar mansion look like now?
La Manuela: what does the famous Pablo Escobar mansion look like now?
Today, the mansion of the richest criminal in history is used as a playground for paintball. It is visited by tourists who can play for $ 75 in "Police and intruders". In the walls of this building, holes are cut out everywhere. These are the tracks...
4 July 2018, 17:31
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Herman Boule: to age 10 years in 41 hours
Herman Boule: to age 10 years in 41 hours
Independently and without oxygen equipment, Hermann Boule conquered the Nanga-Parbar mountain. It happened on July 3, 1953. It is the 9th highest peak in the world, located in the western part of the Himalayas. The first attempt to conquer it was made...
3 July 2018, 15:31
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