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Locations of famous places in history

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Battle of Cable Street

Battle of Cable Street

The Battle of Cable Street or Cable Street Riot took place on Sunday 4 October 1936 in Cable Street in the East End of London. It was a clash between the Metropolitan Police Service, overseeing a legal march by the British Union of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, and anti-fascists, including local Jewish, socialist, anarchist, Irish and communist groups. The majority of both marchers and counte...
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Crime Scenes and Serial Killers in USA

Crime Scenes and Serial Killers in USA

It's an immersion into the dark side of Modern America.

So, I've found exact (or sometimes nearby) locations of notorious or horrible crimes which took place in USA during the last two centuries. Serial killers related places are included.

Also I found all the death rows across USA.


This file contains 3 parts :

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Rating of 4.206/05/20093,690Google Earth Logo

Magellan bit the dust

Magellan bit the dust

Mactan Island: Magellan tried to convert the natives to christians. Chief Lapu Lapu was opposed to that so a fight ensued (The Battle of Mactan). Magellan lost the battle and his life. Juan SebastiŠn Elcano took over as Commander and sailed back to Spain with only one ship.
Rating of 206/03/2009366Google Earth Logo
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area 51 to jfk

area 51 to jfk

Thought some of you might find this interesting. In google earth, there are 3 giant Runways that make a big letter K at CIA controlled Area 51. DRAW A LINE thru bottom leg of letter K all the way to the painted X on the road where JFK was killed... 1,117 miles apart! you can draw your own line in the program. Runway is 2 miles long the line runs right down the middle all the way to Dallas to th...
Rating of 505/06/20092,187Google Earth Logo
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Artillery polygon

Artillery polygon

Numerous holes from impact of projectiles in historical artillery polygon.
The origins of the polygon lie in the middle of the eighteenth century, when king Carlo Alberto, believing the area suitable for action simulated war, decided to concentrate a large number of troops, then became a polygon for the artillery.
In 1877 was installed a battery of 280L howitzer; in 1911 a battery...
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Almeida

Almeida

A Vauban style fortification located in Portugal near the border with Spain.
Rating of 403/09/2009343Google Earth Logo
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Austin Dam Disaster

Austin Dam Disaster

Austin Dam was a dam in the Freeman Run Valley, Potter County, Pennsylvania, which serviced the Bayless Pulp & Paper Mill. A failure of the dam in 1911 caused 78 deaths and approximately $10 million damage.

In 1900 the Bayless Paper company chose to construct a paper mill in the Freeman Run Valley and by 1909 the company realized that occasional dry seasons required the rese...
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Hangar Y - A Former Airship Shed at Chalais Meudon

Hangar Y - A Former Airship Shed at Chalais Meudon

Hangar Y, located in Meudon, was built in 1880 on request of the military engineer Captain Charles Renard (1847-1905), for the construction of balloons and airships. The building is 70 meters long, 24 meters wide and around 26 meters high.
The airship 'La France', designed by Charles Renard and Arthur Krebs, was built in Hangar Y in 1884 and was the first airship which was controllable d...
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Former Airship Shed in Augusta

Former Airship Shed in Augusta

The Hangar was built in order to provide South Italy with an air defence by airships against the continuous attacks from German u-boats during the First world war.Its costruction began in 1917.They intended to finish it in very short time,but it was not possible and when it was really finished,the war had already ended and all the strategic efforts seemed to be useless. However it became operat...
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Former Airship Shed partial destroyed in Dolgoprudny

Former Airship Shed partial destroyed in Dolgoprudny

A settlement of Vinogradovo situated in the place of the modern town was known at least since the 17th century. Then a railway was built in 1900s and a railway platform was built in 1914. The settlement started to develop as an airship manufacturing plant was built there in 1931. The aeronautic engineer Umberto Nobile worked there for five years during the 1930s. For a few years during the 1930...
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Former Airship Shed in Auggen

Former Airship Shed in Auggen

This hangar was partial moved in 1923 from the airship station Baden-Baden-Oos to Auggen. It was rebuild for the Karl Richtberg AG as a lumber mill hall.
The hangar was build for the Deutsche Luftschiff AG from MAN (Werk Gustavsburg) in 1910.
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Cenizas Battery overlooking Cartagena

Cenizas Battery overlooking Cartagena

Before the necessity to defend the city of Cartagena, port and military shipyard, of attacks by sea, were constructed between centuries XVIII and principles of the XX a series of coastal artillery batteries, the majority fortified with bastions (of the Spanish school), and other casemated ones. Some of them conserve tubes of century XVIII and other enormous tubes of principles of century XX. Th...
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Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

This battery used to have four 120mm Vickers guns in a four position monobloc, with concrete covered magazines and storage an intrinsic part of the battery; it is rapidly becoming overgrown.
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El Canteruelas Battery near Tarifa

El Canteruelas Battery near Tarifa

Two gun positions of the El Canteruelas battery, empty concrete 'D's which used to have two 260mm /35 (10-in) calibre Krupp model 1880s.
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Blyth Battery, Blyth

Blyth Battery, Blyth

A Twentieth Century coastal battery and associated pillbox, tank trap and military building are visible as a series of structures on air photographs. Some of the features are visible on the latest 1988-1993 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. These features represent the northernmost area of Blyth Battery, a coastal artillery battery situated on South Beach, Blyth. The battery was constructed...
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Fort Pannerden near Nijmegen

Fort Pannerden near Nijmegen

Fort Pannerden is a disused military fort situated near to the village of Pannerden in the east of the Netherlands. In November 2006, it became the focus of national news stories because a group of squatters were evicted in a large-scale operation by police, helped by the army. Later on in the same month, it was resquatted.

The fort was constructed between 1869 and 1871 to serve ...
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Wreck of HMVS Cerberus

Wreck of HMVS Cerberus

HMVS Cerberus is a breastwork monitor, a type of turreted warship designed in the 1860s by Edward Reed. Launched in 1868 to defend the Australian colony of Victoria, Cerberus was named after the three-headed mythical dog which guarded the entrance to Hades.

Cerberus is one the few surviving examples of a monitor warship in the world, but is currently rapidly deteriorating in Mel...
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Olustee

Olustee

Battle of Olustee map overlay
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The reunion in Denmark 1920

The reunion in Denmark 1920

After the defeat of Germany in World War I Germany was forced to accept a plebiscite whose unilateral conditions then were defined by Denmark.

The first plebiscite was held in later Northern Schleswig on February 14, 1920. The zone was defined by Denmark as far towards the South as possible. So called Northern Schleswig (Zone I) had to vote en bloc (i.e. as a unit with the majori...
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Death strip along the former inner German border

Death strip along the former inner German border

Most of the alignment of the Death Strip along the inner German border still can be seen today. It was an extensive system of fortifications that ran the entire 1381 km (858 miles) length of the border between East Germany (the German Democratic Republic, GDR) and West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany, FRG). During the Cold War (1952-1990) the border system was used by the East German g...
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Roman camp is found at Glencorse Park, Midlothian, UK

Roman camp is found at Glencorse Park, Midlothian, UK

AN unexpected historical discovery has been made at Scottish Water's site at Glencorse, near Penicuik ó a Roman marching camp nearly 2000 years old.
The revelation has provided another clue as to how the Romans organised their occupation of the Lothians.
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Ravenscar Resort - A Victorian White Elephant

Ravenscar Resort - A Victorian White Elephant

The railway came to the hamlet of Ravenscar in 1885, with the opening of the Whitby & Scarborough Railway. With it came the ambitions of a group of Yorkshire businessmen; to build at Ravenscar a seaside resort for 5000 inhabitants, to rival Scarborough. The Peak Estate Company paid £10,000 for the land, plans were drawn up, and 300 men built the roads and drains and laid in mains water. But sal...
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Horn antenna in Holmdel, NJ

Horn antenna in Holmdel, NJ

This is the horn antenna of the Bell Laboratories. In 1964 Robert Woodrow Wilson and Arno Penzias accidentally discovered with this antenna the Cosmic microwave background radiation, considered as the best evidence for the Big Bang theory.
In 1978, Wilson and Penzias received the Nobel Price for their discovery.
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National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

Contains approximately 80,000 placemarks showing locations of registered historic places in the US and US Territories.
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Remaining guard towers around Berlin

Remaining guard towers around Berlin

Around Berlin 6 of 302 guard towers from the Berlin Wall are stll there.
1 was placed on top of another building on MŁhlenstrasse to have a better view over the area.

In this file they are located with a photo of them.

http://www.berlin.de/mauer/index.de.html

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