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2017-04-12
56 years ago

12-04-1961

18 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

29 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

4 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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2017-02-05
81 years ago

05-02-1936

324 days till the day
Charlie Chaplin: The bowler hat king of the silent films
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Charlie Chaplin: The bowler hat king of the silent films

1925 – Chaplin the poor English immigrant with his silent movie "Gold Rush" , became a world star. Though dealing with charges of pedophilia and communism, he created significant work in the history of film, such as "The Great Dictator", which held a curved mirror in front of Hitler and Nazism. On the 5th of February 1936 his film Modern Times was first presented and it was not completely silent. Its distinctive character, the Tramp, did not say a word, but burst into song.

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2017-01-27
72 years ago

27-01-1945

309 days till the day
Holocaust: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Holocaust: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The day, January 27th, was declared as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the UN General Assembly in 2005. In 1945, this was the day when the largest and most notorious Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated. During the second World War 1.3 million people lost their lives here.
On the 27th of January, the world remembers the 6 million Jewish victims and the millions of other victims of the Nazi genocide.
 

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