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Locations of famous places in history

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Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument

On the hills above Paarl lies the Afrikaans Language Monument, erected in 1975. It is (apparently) the only monument in the world dedicated to a language.
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Place de la Bastille

Place de la Bastille

Paris, France. Birthplace of French Revolution in 1789. On the left, the Opera Bastille was built on the site of the former jailhouse.
Rating of 509/14/2005419Google Earth Logo
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Flamingo Rd , Koval Lane and Tupac

Flamingo Rd , Koval Lane and Tupac

Rap singer Tupac was shot in a car while stopped at a red light at the intersction of Flamingo Rd and Koval Lane . He lived for 6 days in a drug induced coma before dying on Friday 13th, September 1996 .
No rating yet09/13/2005709Google Earth Logo
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Robert F Kennedy Assassination Package

Robert F Kennedy Assassination Package

In 1968 Robert F Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel , he was taken to the Central Receiving Hospital and the later to the Good Samaritan Hospital where he died .
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Patio do Colegio

Patio do Colegio

On January 25th, 1554, the city of Sao Paulo was founded at this site (Padre Anchieta "hands").
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Kings Blockhouse, Cape Town

Kings Blockhouse, Cape Town

Following their invasion in 1795, the British realized that the shoulder of mountain on Devil's Peak was a key point in their defenses, and built the King's Blockhouse. The Queens blockhouse fell into disrepair, but this one is still in good condition.
No rating yet09/12/2005249Google Earth Logo
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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.
Rating of 509/12/2005493Google Earth Logo
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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 4.509/12/2005414Google 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 yet09/11/2005297Google 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".
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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 .
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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 509/10/2005366Google 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 4.509/09/2005329Google 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 009/08/2005271Google 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 3.509/08/2005373Google 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 yet09/07/2005338Google 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 4.509/06/2005315Google 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 yet09/05/2005378Google 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 3.609/05/2005929Google 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 3.37509/05/20051,020Google 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 409/04/2005483Google 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 yet09/03/2005466Google 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 509/02/2005397Google 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 yet08/29/2005945Google 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 yet08/28/2005481Google Earth Logo
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