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2019-10-10
86 years ago

10-10-1933

22 days till the day
From the riverbank to the laundry
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From the riverbank to the laundry

In what is now a push-button job for a machine, at the end of the 19th century was the most difficult chore. The weekly washing sometimes lasted for days. Washing machine manufacturing began in 1901. Washing powders were invented even later. Not until 1933 did they become available on the store shelf. The emergence of a synthetic detergent was a breakthrough in laundry history. Since then, new forms and types appear on the market every day.

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2019-10-02
12 years ago

02-10-2007

14 days till the day
Mahatma Gandhi: Gandhi's Lesson - non-violent resistance
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Mahatma Gandhi: Gandhi's Lesson - non-violent resistance

This year will be fourth annual celebration of The International Day of Non Violence, which coincides with Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on October 2. On the day of the event commemorations will be held around the world to raise awareness: war and violence are not the solution to social problems because war begets war, violence begets violence. On The International Day of Non Violence millions still remember Gandhi. Many people in many places still ask the question how can we combat violence?

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2019-09-17
209 years ago

17-09-1810

11 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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2019-08-31
22 years ago

31-08-1997

2 days till the day
1997 - The Death of the Lady Diana
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1997 - The Death of the Lady Diana

On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. Her companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Fayed's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, was the only survivor. Although at first the media pinned the blame on the paparazzi, the crash was ultimately found to be caused by the reckless actions of the chauffeur, who was the head of security at the Ritz and had earlier goaded the paparazzi waiting outside the hotel. An 18-month French judicial investigation concluded in 1999 that the crash was caused by Henri Paul, who lost control of the car at high speed while drunk. His inebriation may have been made worse by the simultaneous presence of an anti-depressant and traces of a tranqulizing anti-psychotic in his body.

From February 1998, Dodi's father, Mohamed Al-Fayed (the owner of the Hôtel Ritz, for which Paul worked) claimed that the crash was a result of a conspiracy, and later contended that the crash was orchestrated by MI6 on the instructions of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.[5] His claims that the crash was a result of a conspiracy were dismissed by a French judicial investigation[2] and by Operation Paget, a Metropolitan police inquiry that concluded in 2006.

An inquest headed by Lord Justice Scott Baker into the deaths of Diana and Dodi began at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, on 2 October 2007 and was a continuation of the original inquest that began in 2004.On 7 April 2008, the jury released an official statement that Diana and Dodi were unlawfully killed by the grossly negligent driving of chauffeur Henri Paul and the paparazzi.[8] Though the official verdict implicated the pursuing vehicles, the jury also named the intoxication of the driver and the victims' decisions to not wear seat-belts as contributing factors to their deaths. Additionally, the Mercedes had been travelling at over twice the legal speed limit of that particular section of road and had long since left the paparazzi vehicles far behind by the time the accident occurred.

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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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