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The beer flood: the incident at the Meux and Company Brewery
The beer flood: the incident at the Meux and Company Brewery
On October 17, 1814, there was a beer flood in London. The incident occurred at the brewery Meux and Company Brewery, where there was an explosion of the tank. First, a container with a foam drink with a volume of 610 thousand liters exploded, and this...
18 October 2020, 22:12
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"The great dictator": the history of the film
On October 15, 1940, the premiere of the movie "The Great dictator" took place. The main role in the film was played by Charlie Chaplin, who played Adolf Hitler in a humorous manner. The film is a political satire that ridicules Nazism and the actions...
16 October 2020, 23:06
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San Salvador: the first island in the New World where Columbus landed
San Salvador: the first island in the New World where Columbus landed
On August 3, 1492, the Spanish Explorer Christopher Columbus left with three ships in search of India. The trip started in the city of Palos de la Frontera - from here the "Niña", "Pinta" and "Santa Maria" sailed out to sea. Already on September 16...
14 October 2020, 23:36
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Sweden vs. Denmark: battle of Brunkeberg
Sweden vs. Denmark: battle of Brunkeberg
The battle of Brunkeberg was one of the most important battles in the long-running conflict, during which the Swedes tried not only to preserve their independence, but also to break the Kalmar Union of 1397. Formed at the end of the XIV century. the...
12 October 2020, 22:55
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The art of Minoan culture: golden bowls of Vafo
The art of Minoan culture: golden bowls of Vafo
Vafio Bowls are two unique artefacts made of gold that are considered to be remnants of the Minoan culture. Both items were found among the finds of the XV century BC and were found in the XIX century in the territory of Laconia, in an ancient grave...
9 October 2020, 19:01
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Giant heads: what the Olmecs left behind
Giant heads: what the Olmecs left behind
The ancient Olmec culture, which is mentioned in the historical Chronicles of the Aztecs, left behind amazing artifacts – giant heads made of basalt boulders. The most recent statues were created at least in the IX century BC. each head is a sculpture...
5 October 2020, 23:37
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H-day: the day when right-hand traffic was introduced in Sweden
H-day: the day when right-hand traffic was introduced in Sweden
In 1967 in Sweden the Day has come "H". September 3 in the country there was a switch to right-hand automobile traffic. Although it was officially introduced at the beginning of the XVIII century, it was later canceled. And in the 19th century, because...
3 October 2020, 23:58
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The ancient city of Metapontum and its coins
The ancient city of Metapontum and its coins
In the South of Italy are the ruins Of the ancient city Of Metapontum. Among the remaining remains of buildings, you can see the temple of Hera, built in the VI century BC. the Settlement was founded in the VII century BC, when the Achaeans arrived in...
2 October 2020, 23:49
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Versailles luxury: the amazing interior of a Rolls-Royce Phantom
Versailles luxury: the amazing interior of a Rolls-Royce Phantom
The interior design of this Rolls-Royce Phantom car was commissioned by businessman Clarence Gasque for his wife in 1926. The luxury car, also known as the "Phantom of Love" was improved by Charles Clark and Sons. The main requirement was to recreate...
30 September 2020, 23:02
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The first electric tram in the UK has been launched on this day for 135 years
The first electric tram in the UK has been launched on this day for 135 years
On 29 September 1885, the first electric tram in the UK passed through the streets of Blackpool. In the first decades, the city's tram system expanded rapidly and new branches were added. One company replaced another, new cars appeared. One of the...
29 September 2020, 23:16
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