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2017-06-01
91 years ago

01-06-1926

9 days till the day
Marylin Monroe: The blonde sex symbol
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Marylin Monroe: The blonde sex symbol

A poor, pretty girl, at 16 years of age still bears the name of Norma Jean, and in the fifties,she becomes the world’s most famous actress and sex symbol. Behind a successful career there was an unhappy life, failed marriages, a series of suicide attempts. The secret of her mysterious, exciting and innocent personality, and unbelievable attractiveness is insoluble even today.

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2017-04-26
31 years ago

26-04-1986

334 days till the day
Chernobyl: Radioactive clouds over Europe
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Chernobyl: Radioactive clouds over Europe

26th of April 1986. Block number four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, a disaster for which the experts have never found a sufficient expression. This is far more than "the biggest accident." Chernobyl is the super–disaster. The radioactive cloud drifts over the neighboring city of Pripjat, but the authorities do not inform either the population or the surrounding countries about the threat of danger. Meanwhile, the radioactivity moves to the west...
 

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2017-04-12
56 years ago

12-04-1961

338 days till the day
Gagarin: Why did Gagarin become the world's first astronaut?
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Gagarin: Why did Gagarin become the world's first astronaut?

For the first time in history on the 12th of April 1961 a man successfully broke through earth's attraction and lifted off. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin squadron leader circled our planet at an altitude of 302 km, and in 108 minutes on board of the Vostok-1 spacecraft.

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Gagarins's last flight: A mystery unsolved

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2017-03-11
62 years ago

11-03-1955

321 days till the day
Penicillin: The father of the penicillin
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Penicillin: The father of the penicillin

On the 3rd of September 1928 Sir Alexander Fleming, while researching the influenza virus, accidentally discovers penicillin.His results are nearly forgotten, but during the Second World War, a British research team further develops the invention.The aim of the Oxford group is to develop Fleming’s idea for use as a medicine. The”panacea” saves the lives of thousands of soldiers fighting on the front.
Sir Alex Fleming died 56 years ago, on the 11th of March 1955.

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2017-02-11
27 years ago

11-02-1990

289 days till the day
Nelson Mandela: The first black president of South Africa
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Nelson Mandela: The first black president of South Africa

After 27 years of captivity Nelson Mandela is released.
Elections in South Africa: a historic event.A first in the life of the country, a black politician winning the highest office.An overall success. For Nelson Mandela, this means a final victory after a long, bumpy road. Only a few years ago he was the number one public enemy of white-dominated South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison, because of the apartheid state government.
In the late 80’s there are demonstrators around the world for him: "Free Mandela" is the cry.
Finally, he is released on the 11th of Febuary 1990. And in '94 he is already the new President of South Africa who suffered so much for his cause.
Nelson Mandela: The first black president of South Africa

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