The mortal remains of Dr. C.N. Annadurai, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was buried at the Anna Square, which is at the northern end of the Marina Beach. It is located in the centre of a beautiful park, the entrance to which is a spectacular contemporary-style arch in the shape of twin converging elephant tusks. Dr. C.N. Annadurai former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was affectionately cal...
18th April 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups attacked the naval base at Heligoland, the airfield and the town on this small island. The bombing was accurate and the target areas were turned almost into crater-pitted moonscapes. 3 Halifaxes were lost.
From Wikipedia: The North Frisian Islands are a group of islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea, off the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and Jutland, Denmark. The German-ruled islands are part of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park and the Kreis (district) of Nordfriesland. The Danish-ruled isl...
All about the railroads that ran around Utica, New York.
Railroads are coded as follows:
"A" = Adirondack & St Lawrence Div
"D" = Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
"M" = Mohawk Division (mainline NY Central)
"N" = New York, Ontario & Western
"W" = West Shore
See the Utica Railroad Page
Gaberoun is an oasis with a large lake located in the municipality Sabha in the Libyan Sahara.
The old bedouin settlement by the western shore of the lake has been abandoned, and now lays in ruins. A rudimentary tourist camp is located on the northeastern shore, including an open tea patio, sleeping huts, and a souvenir shop (attended by a touareg in full costume) in the winter.<...
The CCTV tower is one of the modern wonders of Beijing. If this were any less of a city, with fewer attractions, the tower would feature heavily in any tourist promotions. As it is, there are so many things to see in Beijing, especially of historical and cultural interest, the poor old tower tends to get overlooked.
The CCTV tower not surprisingly is the home of many TV and R...
The Center sits on roughly 60 acres of land that is bounded by South Shore Drive on the west, 71st Street on the south, and Lake Michigan on the north and east. There is a nine-hole course, run by Kemper Golf that offers a 1st Tee Program for youth; a beach with open space for picnics; picnic areas; gardens; a Nature center and Bird Sanctuary; and a horse stable currently used by the Chicago Po...
In the early 1870's, the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad had been built from Oswego all the way along the shore of Lake Ontario to the Niagara River (Suspension Bridge). The Lake Ontario Shore wasn't able to make the grade and was sold to the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg in 1875 at a court sale for a bargain basement price. The 643-mile Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg became a part of the New York Ce...
Henry Francis Lyte (June 1, 1793 - November 20, 1847) was an Anglican divine and hymn-writer. He was born to Thomas and Anna Lyte on a farm at Ednam, near Kelso, Scotland. Thomas Lyte deserted the family shortly after making arrangements for his two oldest sons to attend Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Anna moved to London, where both she and her youngest son soon died.
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