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2018-07-20
49 years ago

20-07-1969

3 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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2018-04-26
32 years ago

26-04-1986

301 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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2018-04-14
106 years ago

14-04-1912

285 days till the day
1912 - Titanic: the maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City
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1912 - Titanic: the maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City

The Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world at the time of her launching, and her builders hoped that she would dominate the transatlantic ocean liner business. During her maiden voyage she struck an iceberg and sank, on April 14, 1912, at 11:40 P.M. The sinking resulted in great loss of life, ranking as one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history, and by far the most famous.

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2018-02-05
82 years ago

05-02-1936

242 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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2018-01-27
73 years ago

27-01-1945

16 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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