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Locations of famous places in history

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Tank that Fidel Castro used

Tank that Fidel Castro used

This is the Tank Fidel Castro used.
It's front of The Museo de la Revolution, holds Ché Guevera's bloody uniform and his bere.
No rating yet02/22/2006672Google Earth Logo
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Robert E. Lee Memorial

Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Overlooking Washington, D.C. and the Potomac River, the Arlington House is preserved as a memorial to Robert E. Lee, who spent 30 years of his life there.
No rating yet02/19/2006327Google Earth Logo
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Abraham Lincoln Assassination

Abraham Lincoln Assassination

Shot 14 April 1865, died 15 April

Assassination landmarks
Conspirators' locations
John Wilkes Booth escape route
Lincoln's Funaral train, day by day, hour by hour, 500 stops
Detailed procession routes shown in many cities
Rating of 4.502/19/2006720Google Earth Logo
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James A. Garfield Assassination

James A. Garfield Assassination

Shot 2 July 1881, died 19 September
Rating of 402/19/2006257Google Earth Logo
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William McKinley Assassination

William McKinley Assassination

Shot 8 September 1901, died 14 September
Rating of 402/19/2006298Google Earth Logo
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John F. Kennedy Assassination

John F. Kennedy Assassination

Assassinated 22 November 1963

Day by day, hour by hour, shows detailed trip and motorcade routes in San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas
Assassin Oswald's route detailed
Detailed routes for Washington, DC ceremonies
Rating of 3.502/19/20061,120Google Earth Logo
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Golden Hill Fort - Isle of Wight - UK

Golden Hill Fort - Isle of Wight - UK

Unusually for the Isle of Wight this was a land defence fort (rather than sea) and acted as barracks for gunners manning the batteries at the west of the Island. Used for several 'raves' in the 90's, currently being converted for residential use.
Rating of 502/19/2006391Google Earth Logo
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Bembridge Fort - Isle of WIght - UK

Bembridge Fort - Isle of WIght - UK

Six-sided fort originally housing 110 men and up to 6 big guns. Disarmed 1907 it is now a business premises.
No rating yet02/15/2006283Google Earth Logo
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2006 -- The Year of Cezanne

2006 -- The Year of Cezanne

In 2006, 100 years after his death, Paul Cezanne is considered the father of modern art, a vital bridge between the impressionist and cubist movements of the early 20th century, with his paintings selling for millions of dollars. But when he died on October 23, 1906, he was largely shunned and discredited by the public and critics alike, and had increasingly become a recluse in his beloved Prov...
No rating yet02/13/2006750Google Earth Logo
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Tito locations

Tito locations

Josip Titos government building and Titos grave in the building House Of Flowers in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.
No rating yet02/12/2006555Google Earth Logo
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Maritime Southeast Asia

Maritime Southeast Asia

A collection of ports and locations in pre-colonial and early colonial Southeast Asia. Some modern locations also included for reference.

Some place marks and overlays have been adapted from other Google Earth community online sources. Credits to original posters.

Compiled by Loren Ryter, Cornell University, Feb 2006.
Rating of 302/12/2006364Google Earth Logo
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Salem witch trials

Salem witch trials

Locations of all 1692 witch trials in Salem.

See furter details:
http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/

No rating yet02/07/2006415Google Earth Logo
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Beslan School (overlay)

Beslan School (overlay)

The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to by the media as the Beslan school siege) began when armed terrorists took hundreds of school children and adults hostage on September 1, 2004, at School Number One in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia. On September 3, 2004, the third day of the standoff, shooting broke out between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces. Accord...
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US Presidents gravesites

US Presidents gravesites

Gravesites and future gravesites of all Presidents.

See also: http://www.presidentialavenue.com/index.cfm
No rating yet02/07/20061,487Google Earth Logo
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Carthage-Ancient Harbor

Carthage-Ancient Harbor

An important historical site, easily identified from above.
The harbor of ancient Carthage: the semi-circular area had circular ship shed on the island. The longer area to the south was the working harbor.
Thank your for considering this post,
Mark
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Cold War Relics

Cold War Relics

Some Nike Missile Site
The United States Army built a ring of Nike missile launchers around Seattle in the 1950s...
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Elvis Presley in Germany

Elvis Presley in Germany

Elvis during his Military service 1958 - 1960 in Germany.
No rating yet01/23/2006601Google Earth Logo
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Were Titanic Was Build

Were Titanic Was Build

this is the excact spot were the titanic was build in dry dock all those years ago sadly there isnt much busniss keeping the yard open but hopefully if there enough funding the site will be preserved
Rating of 3.601/21/2006805Google Earth Logo
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Fort Macon

Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park, located in Atlantic Beach, NC.
Historic Civil War fort.

http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/foma/home.html
No rating yet01/17/2006287Google Earth Logo
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Sir William Wallace execution site

Sir William Wallace execution site

To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace Scottish Patriot Born at Elderslie Renfrewshire circa 1270 A.D.
Who from the year 1296 fought dauntlessly in defence of his country's Liberty and Independence in the face of fearful odds and great hardship being eventually betrayed and captured brought to London
and put to death near this spot on the 23rd August 1305.
His exam...
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Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet

Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet

The interesting thing about this place is, that the surrounding area is in high-res and the arsenal itself is low-res. Looks like censoring at GE.
No rating yet01/11/2006396Google Earth Logo
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M65 Atomic Cannon, Junction City

M65 Atomic Cannon, Junction City

The atomic cannon was a huge piece of ordnance built by the United States in the mid-1950s to hurl nuclear shells far enough that they wouldn't kill the people who fired them. While far more sensible WWIII technology than, say, the atomic hand grenade, the atomic cannon did have its detractors and tactical limitations.
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Griffith Stadium

Griffith Stadium

Griffith Stadium was a sports stadium that stood in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1965, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and W Street, NW. Current site of Howard University Hospital. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffith_Stadium
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Robison Field

Robison Field

Home of the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League from 1893 until mid-season 1920.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robison_Field
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Mark Twain Sites

Mark Twain Sites

Sites related to one of the greatest American writers of the 19th century. Theses sites are in and around Hannibal, MO.
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