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2019-05-02
123 years ago

02-05-1896

36 days till the day
Millennium Underground Railway: The historical subway line
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Millennium Underground Railway: The historical subway line

The world's first electric underground railway, which had its grand opening in Hungary on the 2nd of May 1896, is still operating. The railway, which was named Francis Joseph Underground Tramways, was built to provide public transportation for the Millennium World's Fair in the Hungarian capital. Ten brown timber-frame and ten yellow metal-frame railcars made up the fleet. The doors were managed by the operator.

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2019-03-11
64 years ago

11-03-1955

28 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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2019-02-11
29 years ago

11-02-1990

284 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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2019-01-16
99 years ago

16-01-1920

232 days till the day
Prohibition: National Rehabilitation
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Prohibition: National Rehabilitation

On the 16th of January 1920 the United States banned the consumption of alcohol. This of course only made alcohol more attractive as the outlawed nectar. Paradoxically criminals benefited most from prohibition, because ultimately the booming smuggling involved the birth of the Mafia. The uncrowned king of Chicago's underworld was Al Capone. In 1933, the law, ultimately ineffective, was rescinded.

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2018-12-31
8 years ago

31-12-2010

19 days till the day
Champagne: the secret of making sparkling drink
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Champagne: the secret of making sparkling drink

The 31st of December. The last, the 365th day of the year. We anticipate the arrival of the New Year with fun, fireworks, and of course champagne. This sparkling drink, which was produced for the first time by a monk named Dom Perignon, is for celebrating . The recipe is simple: add sugar and yeast to wine, and then wait until the yeast "prepares" the champagne. The aging period can range from a few months to two to three years.

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