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Locations of famous places in history

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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 408/27/2005516Google 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 2.33333333308/26/2005768Google 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 3.408/25/2005907Google 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 4.508/25/20051,717Google 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 yet08/24/2005771Google 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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Gatehouse - Seiberling Estate - Akron, OH, USA

Gatehouse - Seiberling Estate - Akron, OH, USA

The Gatehouse of Stan Hywet, the Seiberling estate in Akron, Ohio, USA. May 11, 1935 - Henrietta Seiberling invited Dr. and Mrs. Smith to meet her visitor from New York.
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Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA

Monument to soldiers of American Revolutionary war. Nice obelisk, stairs to top.
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Chowder Bay, Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia

Chowder Bay, Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia

Named because American whalers camped here in the early 19th century and used Sydney Rock Oysters to make their Clam Chowder.
Rating of 4.508/23/2005258Google Earth Logo
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Anantasamakhom Throne Hall

Anantasamakhom Throne Hall

Anantasamakhom Throne Hall was built in the reign of King Rama V using marble for construction in Italian Renaissance architectural style, and was completed in the reign of King Rama VI. The throne hall use for receiving foreign dignitaries and meetings of the Royal Advisory Council. The ceiling of the dome was highlighted by exquisite fresco paintings of important Royal functions during the re...
Rating of 3.508/23/2005439Google Earth Logo
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Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Congress
Rating of 508/23/2005385Google Earth Logo
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Palestine, Jerusalem

Palestine, Jerusalem

Al Kuds in Palestine near Israel
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Murrah Federal Building Bombing Memorial

Murrah Federal Building Bombing Memorial

This is the Murrah Federal Building Bombing Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City.
Rating of 408/23/2005282Google Earth Logo
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Monument to Laperouse, Sydney, Australia

Monument to Laperouse, Sydney, Australia

Monument erected in 1825 to Comte de Jean Francois de Galaup de Laperouse. No news was heard of Laperouse after he left here on 10 March 1788. He had set up a camp on the beach just to the north of this monument (now called Frenchmans Bay). The grave of Father Le Receveur, who was wounded in Samoa, is at the other end of the path. The area is now the suburb of La Perouse, Sydney.
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Klondyke Gold Rush 1898, Yukon, Canada

Klondyke Gold Rush 1898, Yukon, Canada

You can see Dawson City on the bank of the Yukon River, where gold-rushers rushed in 1898.
The river joining the Yukon from the east is the famous Klondyke River. Along the river you can spot huge "scars" made by big, floating gold dredges.
Rating of 3.66666666608/22/2005639Google Earth Logo
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Potsdamer Platz Berlin

Potsdamer Platz Berlin

This is the place where the wall fall!
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Chilkoot Pass, Alaska

Chilkoot Pass, Alaska

The "stepstone" for all potential prospectors during the 1898 Klondyke Gold Rush. People arrived by ship in Skagway, AK, than had to schlepp around 100s of kg of supplies up the valley and up the pass. On top of the pass (the border between Alaska and B.C.) there was a weigh scale where Canadian official checked if goldrushers had enough supplies to last one winter in the Yukon. They ...
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Notorious America, Vol. 1

Notorious America, Vol. 1

Locations of infamous murder and mayhem.
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Khyber Pass, Afghanistan Pakistan

Khyber Pass, Afghanistan Pakistan

The (in)famous pass on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, linking Peshawar, Pakistan (where Rambo demonstrated his famous "blue light" ) and Jalalabad, Afghanistan. This is the "main" gate into Afghanistan.
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Cape Trafalgar

Cape Trafalgar

Cape and Lighthouse - Spain. Admiral Nelson gained the victory over the Spanish fleet at Trafalgar in 1805
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Shackleton adventure by Paulo Sao Pedro

Shackleton adventure by Paulo Sao Pedro

This file summarizes the main locations of the adventure Shackleton and his crew passed with the Endurance from 1914 to 1916.
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Bartholomew Gosnold Memorial

Bartholomew Gosnold Memorial

A column on an island on a pond on an island in the middle of the sea.
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Camp Toccoa - Easy Company

Camp Toccoa - Easy Company

Camp Toccoa - Easy Company

The history of the 506th began at Camp Toccoa, Georgia on July 20, 1942, as a newly formed parachute unit assumed the name CURRAHEES - an American Indian name meaning ôSTAND ALONEö - which would become synonymous with their combat history. Shortly thereafter, the 101st Airborne Division was activated on August 16, 1942; and the Currahees of the 506th we...
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Currahee Mountain - Easy Company

Currahee Mountain - Easy Company

Currahee Mountain - Easy Company

The regiment was initially formed at Camp Toccoa, Georgia in 1942 where it earned its nickname, "the Currahees", after the Currahee Mountain they trained on inside the camp. The 506th would participate in three major battles during the war: D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. During World War II, the only command...
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JFK assassination day sites, Dallas, TX

JFK assassination day sites, Dallas, TX

locations of important places in the assassination of JFK
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