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2017-09-17
207 years ago

17-09-1810

6 days till the day
Octoberfest: The celebration of German beer
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Octoberfest: The celebration of German beer

September and October is time for Oktoberfest, a German beer festival in Munich. This year marks the 201 year celebration of the world famous Munich beer festival - Octoberfest. This is one of the world's biggest festivals, more than 6,5 million visitors attend every year. The history of Oktoberfest began in 1810 at the wedding of the Bavarian King Louis I and Princess Therese. All the residents of Munich were invited to the 5-day celebration. The highlight of the wedding was a horserace held in a field next to the city wall. To comemorate the event the site was named after the Princess. The site is now called Theresa's meadow. But how has this event become the “world's biggest beer garden”?

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2017-09-09
62 years ago

09-09-1955

361 days till the day
Freedom for 10.000 german prisoners of World War II.
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Freedom for 10.000 german prisoners of World War II.

September 9, 1955. German Federal Chancellor Adenauer goes to Moscow. After difficult negotiations he reaches an agreement on the release of the last 10.000 German prisoners of war remaining in Soviet captivity. During his trip to Moscow the two countries also agreed to resume full diplomatic relations and trade negotiations. In return for the prisoners, the Soviets wanted to take up diplomacy with the west. The Soviet leadership wanted to be on better terms with the Western powers, and even with the young Federal Republic of Germany .
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2017-08-06
72 years ago

06-08-1945 08:15

332 days till the day
Hiroshima: the atomic bomb was dropped 65 years ago - 5.min
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Hiroshima: the atomic bomb was dropped 65 years ago - 5.min

65 years ago, on August 6 1945 at 8.15am, the world changed forever. The US dropped the first atomic bomb onto Hiroshima, Japan and helped end WW2. We introduce the Enola Gay and interview the navigator Dutch van Kirk and Edward Teller, Hans Bethe Los Alamos scients. More Images: Los Alamos 1945, Hiroshima after the explosion, injured and burned people from Nagasaki, Hiroshima today...
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2017-08-13
25 years ago

13-08-1992

347 days till the day
Left Handers Day: Which hand is better?
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Left Handers Day: Which hand is better?

Since 1992, Left Handers have commemorated the use of the "other" hand. It was common knowledge that left-handers were more clumsy. Was this true for Julius Caesar, Napoleon, and Bill Clinton? We show how someone becomes right or left-handed. Left Hander's Day- informations National Left Hander's Day is celebrated every year on August 13. In 1992 the Left-Handers Club launched International Left-Handers Day, an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed. This event is now celebrated worldwide. Left-handedness is the preference for the left hand over the right for everyday activities such as writing. Hand orientation is developed in fetuses, most commonly determined by observing which hand is predominantly held close to the mouth. The way the brain works is incredibly complex, but this simplified explanation will give you some understanding of where our left-hand dominance comes from. The brain is "cross-wired" so that the left hemisphere controls the right handed side of the body and vice-versa and hand dominance is connected with brain dominance on the opposite side - which is why we say that only left-handers are in their right minds! The left hemisphere (right hand control) controls Speech, Language, Writing, Logic, Mathematics, Science, this is the linear thinking mode. The right hemisphere (left hand control) controls Music, Art, Creativity, Perception, Emotions, Genius, this is the holistic thinking mode. This brain dominance makes left-handers more likely than right handers to be creative and visual thinkers. Left-handers are also generally better at 3-dimensional perception and thinking, leading, for example, to more left-handed architects than normal. There are many colloquial terms used to refer to a left-handed person, e.g. "southpaw" or "goofy" (USA). Some are just slang or jargon words, while other references may be offensive or demeaning, either in context or in origin (e.g. the British "cack-handed"). In more technical contexts, 'sinistral' may be used in place of 'left-handed' and 'sinistrality' in place of 'left-handedness'. Both of these technical terms derive from sinestra, a Latin word meaning 'left'.Left hand shakes are a sign of disrespect – however the left hand shake is the standard in the international scouting movement. In Hebrew as well as in other ancient Semitic and Mesopotamian languages, the term "left" was a symbol of power or custody.The left hand symbolized the power to shame society, and was used as a metaphor for misfortune, natural evil, or punishment from the gods. This metaphor survived ancient culture and was integrated into mainstream Christianity. The left side is often associated with awkwardness and clumsiness. The English expression "having two left feet", the Polish expression "mieć dwie lewe ręce", the Dutch expression "twee linkerhanden hebben", the Spanish expression "tener dos pies izquierdos", the German expression "zwei linke Hände haben", the Bulgarian expression "dve levi ratse", the French expression "avoir deux mains gauches" and the Czech expression "Mít obě ruce levé" ("to have two left hands") all mean being clumsy. Moreover, the German idiom "mit dem linken Fuß aufgestanden sein", the Spanish expression "levantarse con el pie izquierdo" and the french one "s'être levé du pied gauche" (literally, to have gotten up with the left foot) means to have a bad day and do everything wrong or unsuccessfully (like "to get out of the wrong side of the bed" in English).
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2017-07-20
48 years ago

20-07-1969

302 days till the day
Moon landing: Day of the Moon
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Moon landing: Day of the Moon

4.5 billion-years old, orbits around the Earth at a distance of 1.3 light seconds.
The Moon moves at an average of 1,023 kilometers per second. With this speed it orbits our planet in 27.3 days.
July 16, 1969. Apollo 11 is heading into outer space. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin are leaving the atmosphere of Earth, to overcome the pull of the earth and the Soviets in a cosmic race, and reach the moon for the first time in history. The 20th of July is the Day of the Moon, to commemorate that 42 years ago in 1969, the first man stepped onto the moon.

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