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2017-08-06
72 years ago

06-08-1945 08:15

13 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

20 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

360 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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2017-06-01
91 years ago

01-06-1926

341 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

291 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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