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J.R. Ewing - Larry Hagman dies at 81

zaterdag, november 24, 2012 · Category History · comments 0

J.R. Ewing - Larry Hagman dies at 81

If you are in your 40's or older, you remember this guy. Larry Hagman, television star and actor best known for the villain character JR Ewing of "Dallas" for the American television audiences has died at the age of 81.

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F-22 Raptor: $ 420 million a piece

maandag, mei 7, 2012 · Category History · comments 1

F-22 Raptor: $ 420 million a piece

Last week the Air Force officially received the last F-22 Raptor, number 4195, from defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin, completing an order of 187 planes that cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $79 billion

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Machu Picchu, Peru | The return of the first set of Machu Picchu artifacts on Peruvian soil

woensdag, maart 30, 2011 · Category History · comments 0

Machu Picchu, Peru | The return of the first set of Machu Picchu artifacts on Peruvian soil

Wednesday, 30 of March 2011 can be written into history books as the first day after nearly 98 years that Machu Picchu artifacts escavated by discoverer Hiram Bingham between 1911 and 1915 return on Peruvian soil. Without a doubt, a glorious day for the Peruvian Government and its people if one considers the struggle, law suits and longtime arguments about the Machu Picchu artifacts.

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Women in the Russian armed forces | The secret weapon?

vrijdag, februari 25, 2011 · Category History · comments 1

Women in the Russian armed forces | The secret weapon?

Somewhere in 2005 a beauty contest was held between Russian's armed forces women to determine the most beautiful one, which happened to be Lieutenant Ksenya Agarkova. Everybody agreed that we were looking at some sort of public awareness campaign to try to reattract men to join the armed forces. Now I am wondering, looking at the way news networks are writing about and showing off the Russian female soldiers, when we get to buy Russian Army Women calendar's.

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Horton Ho IX (9): Third Reich Wunderwaffe: The first Stealth fighter

zondag, december 26, 2010 · Category History · comments 1

Horton Ho IX (9): Third Reich Wunderwaffe: The first Stealth fighter

Of all the wonder waepons designed at the end of the second world war by Nazi germany, probably the most imaginative are the Horton Ho IX Deltawing fighter and V3 (Vergeltungswaffe 3). Why? The were decades ahead of the rest and they returned to the world scene some 40 years later. In 2009 the Horton Ho2.29 or Ho IX was rebuild by Northrop and filmed into a National geagraphic documentary "Hitler's Stealth Fighter".

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The Brest Fortress: Past and Present

zaterdag, december 25, 2010 · Category History · comments 1

The Brest Fortress: Past and Present

I searched a little more for information about the Brest Fortress after watching the movie released in the beginning of December 2010. Found some pictures of the excavations which are most interesting. Nowadays it's one of the most important tourist attractions in Belarus.

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L'vov, Ukraine: A gift from Stalin

zondag, oktober 24, 2010 · Category History · comments 4

L'vov, Ukraine: A gift from Stalin

Considering all things right, L'viv has been Polish territory throughout centuries and is now Ukrainian territory thanks to the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact orchestrated by Stalin and Hitler.

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Blogging: An internet hype dies a quiet death

donderdag, augustus 5, 2010 · Category History · comments 1

Blogging: An internet hype dies a quiet death

Almost every week you search for something specific and on the first 2 resultpages of Google you come across interesting articles once written by a motivated and enlightened human being on this planet. Checking dates (if any) it strikes me that most of these articles where written between 2002-2007. The Internet is becoming the worlds biggest dump and graveyard.

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