The Estonian Parliament is housed in the Toompea Castle.It is one of Estonia’s oldest and grandest architectural groupings. Built in the 13th to the 14th centuries, the castle is situated on the steep limestone coast, 50 meters above sea level. It is one of the most potent symbols of reigning power, conquered over the centuries by various nations
The Bhopal Disaster of 1984 is claimed by many as the worst industrial disaster in history. It was caused by the accidental release of 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) from a Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL, now known as Eveready Industries India Ltd.) pesticide plant located in the heart of the city of Bhopal, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. UCIL was a joint venture between Union Car...
Here is where Sheffield Wednesday FC play football in my home town of Sheffield, UK. This is where the incredibly saddening 'Hillsborough Disaster' happened on April 15th, 1989 that resulted in the loss of 96 lives. The match was an FA Cup Semi Final between Liverpool and Nottignham Forest FC's. Personally, this disaster is one of those times that indelibly marks itself as knowing exactly where...
Stockport Air Disaster was the crash of a Canadair C-4 Argonaut aircraft owned by British Midland Airways, registration G-ALHG, near the centre of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England on Sunday 4 June 1967. 72 of the 84 aboard were killed in the accident. Of the 12 survivors, all were seriously injured. It currently stands as the fourth worst disaster in British aviation history.
During the 1980 Olympics at Moscow, which was boycotted by most western states because of the Soviet Union's recent invasion in Afghanistan, the sailing competitions were held at this marina in the baltic city of Tallinn, now (again) capital of indepedent Estonia.
The St.Nicholas Church - currently an interesting museum and concert venue - has three of the four most important Medieval works of art in Estonia on display. The impressive 13th-century church houses a concert hall as well as museum dedicated to church art.
Site of worst mining disaster in the U.S. since 13 miners were killed by an explosion at a mine near Brookwood, Alabama, in December 2001, and the worst in West Virginia since 1968's Farmington No. 9 Mining Disaster, which resulted in the passage of the Mine and Health and Safety Act of 1969.
The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the Busby Babes, along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 44 passengers on board...
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