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Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London

Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London

It was at No.22 Lansdowne Crescent that Jimi Hendrix suffered a drug overdose that, along with a Tuna sandwich, would kill him. He may have survived except that the ambulance drivers rushing him to St. Mary Abbots Hospital seemed to do everything wrong for an overdose victim and he choked on his vomit on the way.
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14 October 1973 Memorial, Thailand

14 October 1973 Memorial, Thailand

On 14 October 1973, many pro-democracy demonstrators, mostly students, were killed in a bloody but successful effort to overthrow the dictatorial government at the time.

Note this violent sittuatation was not so different from the better-known Thian-Um-Mhen Red Square (Tianamen Square) of The People Republic of China.
Rating of 4.509/12/2005494Google Earth Logo
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Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue

Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue

Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue L.A.. In 1997 rap singer Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls or just Biggie was shot in his car while waiting at a red light at the corner of these streets. His two albums were titled "Ready to Die" and "Life After Death."
No rating yet09/12/2005363Google Earth Logo
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The Viper Room

The Viper Room

The Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Boulevard L.A. the place where River Phoenix died from a drug over dose in 1993 . He was 23 years old. The official cause of death was acute multiple drug ingestion. Australian band T.I.S.M. remembered River with a song " He'll Never Be An Old Man River".
No rating yet09/12/2005433Google Earth Logo
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Place where James Dean Died

Place where James Dean Died

James Dean was killed in 1955 in a car crash at the intersection of Highways 41 and 466 just before the city of Cholame . Highway 466, was changed to 46 a few years after he died .
Rating of 309/11/2005590Google Earth Logo
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Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historical Park

Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historical Park

The founding site of the City of Los Angeles. It consists of the Plaza, Olvera Street, and the the Church of Our Lady of the Angels.
Rating of 509/10/2005457Google Earth Logo
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Paul Reveres House, Boston

Paul Reveres House, Boston

This is the house of the famous silversmith and where he started his midnight ride on April 18, 1775. It is also Boston's oldest building and one of a few remaining from the early colonial America.
Rating of 4.509/10/2005430Google Earth Logo
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Merrymount

Merrymount

Site of an early English settlement wiped out by Miles Standish and the Pilgrims of Plymouth. The placemark actually denotes the location of the May Pole that the settlers erected, much to the dismay of their Puritan neighbors.

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Drbr/williams.html
Rating of 009/09/2005350Google Earth Logo
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Bethlehem Steel Works

Bethlehem Steel Works

The now defunct Bethlehem Steel Works in Bethlehem, PA. The steel produced in this plant was used across the country for bridges and buildings and what-not.
Rating of 3.509/09/2005463Google Earth Logo
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Plaza de las tres Culturas

Plaza de las tres Culturas

Year of 68 at Tlaltelolco, several university students were killed by the Mexican Army at this plaza. The students at the Plaza were in a massive manifestation when the army started a shooting against them. Several were killed.
No rating yet09/08/2005419Google Earth Logo
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Old Quarantine Station - Sydney

Old Quarantine Station - Sydney

n 1832, Sydney opened Australia’s first quarantine station at North Head, just south of Manly. Ships carrying immigrants from all over the world were made to anchor in Spring Cove and inspected for diseases such as Smallpox, Spanish Influenza, Tuberculosis, Bubonic Plague and Cholera.
If anyone was found to be infected the entire ship was quarantined for a minimum of 30 days, at the cost...
Rating of 4.509/06/2005392Google Earth Logo
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

This is a small tour of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. It contains 13 placemark relating to the ancestral Puebloan People.
No rating yet09/05/2005461Google Earth Logo
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Map overlay for Angkor Thom

Map overlay for Angkor Thom

This map shows the plan of Angkor Thom and includes Angkor Wat to the south and part of Preah Khan to the north.
Rating of 3.609/05/20051,127Google Earth Logo
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Angkor Wat - overlay

Angkor Wat - overlay

This is an overlay in pretty good resolution of Angkor Wat on its own.
Rating of 3.37509/05/20051,200Google Earth Logo
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East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world.

http://www.eastsidegallery.com/
Rating of 409/04/2005591Google Earth Logo
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Ruins of Armero

Ruins of Armero

Armero is a city in Colombia that was buried by ash after a nearby volcano erupted, killing about 30,000 people. On the morning of November 13, 1985 the volcano "Nevado del Ruiz" erupted, spewing volcanic ash and causing mudslides 104 meters thick. Almost no one in Armero survived the explosion. The city was buried in ash and mud, and remains buried like the city of Pompeji.
No rating yet09/03/2005565Google Earth Logo
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La Granja Palace, near Segovia, Spain

La Granja Palace, near Segovia, Spain

Built in 1724 by king Philip V, this Royal summer palace is close to Segovia(Spain), just north of Peñalara mountain (2450m). The palace itself, inspired by France's Versailles, is a monument, but more important are the gardens and fountains, dotted here with the blue circles.
Rating of 509/02/2005479Google Earth Logo
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The Zodiac Killings

The Zodiac Killings

Crime scenes and other places associated with the unsolved Zodiac Killings.
No rating yet08/29/20051,121Google Earth Logo
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Archeology,Oasis on Keriya River,Xinjiang,China

Archeology,Oasis on Keriya River,Xinjiang,China

Oasis near archeologic site Keriya River
No rating yet08/28/2005587Google Earth Logo
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1st Flight

1st Flight

This is the area near Kitty Hawk (it was the closest Post Office at the time) where Oliver and Wilbur Wright flew their planes. The straight line north has markers showing the length of their flights, the hill south is a memorial to the flight and right next door is appropriately an airport.
Rating of 408/27/2005606Google Earth Logo
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Port Authur Massacre

Port Authur Massacre

The murder spree began either late on the night of April 27 or early in the morning of April 28, 1996 at the Seascape guesthouse outside Port Arthur, where Bryant murdered the elderly couple who owned the business. It is believed that Bryant had made several offers to purchase this guesthouse in the previous months (using funds from a large inheritance), and was angry at the refusals.
Rating of 2.33333333308/27/2005855Google Earth Logo
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MARCO POLOS Journey (now complete) with many informations

MARCO POLOS Journey (now complete) with many informations

I updated the Journey of Marco Polo to Beijing. the first file I set online was wrong -I'm sorry. This time there are a lot of historical information about Marco Polo and his Journey In 50 Waypoints. I think you can learn from this (It's very much - took a long time...).
I hope you enjoy the Journey
Rating of 3.408/25/20051,040Google Earth Logo
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Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer (or killers) active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area of London in the second half of 1888. The name is taken from a letter to the Central News Agency by someone claiming to be the murderer, published at the time of the killings. Although many theories have been advanced, Jack the Ripper's identity may never be d...
Rating of 4.508/25/20051,852Google Earth Logo
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Revolutionary Boston

Revolutionary Boston

Two overlay maps (Boston Harbor, including Dorchester Heights and Castle Island; and Charlestown Neck, displaying the Battle of Bunker Hill) as well as placemarks denoting important sites in Revolutionary Boston and environs.
No rating yet08/25/20051,000Google Earth Logo
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MARCO POLOs Journey to Beijing, Pagan and back

MARCO POLOs Journey to Beijing, Pagan and back

Here's Marco Polos (1254-1324) Journey to Beijing and the way back. I found a few cities he went through (these are named), the marks without a name (only numbers) are very close to his way. I wasn't able to locate some cities between Balkh and Kashgar (Talukan, Faisabad, Wakhan), and between Kashgar and Dunhuang (Jarkand, Khotan, Lop). If you find some more waypoints please add it/tell me. It'...
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