The Battle of Dettingen (German: Schlacht bei Dettingen) took place on June 16 (some sources, no doubt using a different calendar, say June 27), 1743 at Dettingen in Bavaria during the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the last time that a British monarch, George II, personally led his troops into battle. The British forces, in alliance with those of Hanover and Hesse (the "Pragmatic Army"...
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.
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.
Belanglo State Forest, New South Wales Australia. Place where serial killer Ivan Milat took his victims to kill and bury them. Arrested in 1994 he was charged with 7 brutal murders and 1 attempted murder. He goes down in history as Australias worst serial killer so far.
Set right at the heart of Europe s largest industrial estate is Trafford Ecology Park, a unique nature conservation site. The 11 acre site contains a wide variety of habitats ranging from a lake, 6 ponds, woodland, wetland, species rich grassland and meadows. It is a 'Site of Biological Importance', affording the site greater protection.
David Carradine (December 8, 1936— June 3, 2009) was a popular American character actor of stage, director, martial artist, spokesman and singer, who in his four decades of television is best known for his work in the 1970s television series, Kung Fu, the sequel of the 1990s television show, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and more recently in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. He appeared in more t...
The biggest and perhaps most significant archaeological site in the UAE. You'll see the remains of stone walls, a souq, houses and what is thought to have been a governor's palace. Objects found on the site, such as pottery and coins, are on display at Dubai Museum and the Heritage Village.
Opened in October 1995, the Site of Reversible Destiny - Yoro Park is an "experience park" conceived on the theme of encountering the unexpected. By guiding visitors through various unexpected experiences as they walk through its component areas, the Site offers them opportunities to rethink their physical and spiritual orientation to the world.
Bonampak (Bòonam Pak' Painted Wall in Modern Maya) is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The site is approximately 30 km (20 miles) south of the larger site of Yaxchilan, under which Bonampak was a dependency, and the border with Guatemala. While the site is not overly impressive in terms of spatial or architectural size, it is well-known for a number of murals...
This KMZ file includes the site where the platina (a natural alloy of platinum) mining site could have been along Beegum Creek in Shasta County. It also has a possible route they took to get it to Platina, and a tour following that path.
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