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|996||Sixteen year old Otto III is crowned the Roman Emperor.|
|1471||King Henry VI is killed in the Tower of London. Edward IV takes the throne.|
|1506||Christopher Columbus dies.|
|1536||The Reformation is officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland.|
|1620||Present-day Martha’s Vineyard is first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.|
|1790||Paris is divided into 48 zones.|
|1832||The Democratic party holds its first national convention.|
|1856||Lawrence, Kansas is captured and sacked by pro-slavery forces.|
|1863||The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, Louisiana, begins.|
|1881||The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton.|
|1927||Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.|
|1940||British forces attack German General Erwin Rommel‘s 7th Panzer Division at Arras, slowing his blitzkrieg of France.|
|1941||The first U.S. ship, the S.S. Robin Moor, is sunk by a U-boat.|
|1951||The U.S. Eighth Army counterattacks to drive the Communist Chinese and North Koreans out of South Korea.|
|1961||Governor John Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery, Alabama.|
|1970||The U.S. National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.|
|1991||In Madras, India, a suicide bomber kills the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.|
“Hollywood began mining the 1920s in the 1950s, and order to make it work, they adapted the costuming of the period to look more like what people were actually wearing in the ’50s,” explains Jeanine Basinger, a film historian and the chair of Wesleyan University’s film department. The period setting, Basinger says, was less about what the ’20s were and more about what they weren’t: post-WWII. “The war was a shadow over film at the time, and to take the ’20s as a setting lifted that burden off.”changed our perception of fashion history at Racked.
Willem-Alexander once said that if he had not been born in a palace, his dream would have been to fly a big passenger plane such as a Boeing 747, so it is no surprise that he intends to retrain for the updated plane.He maintains his flying schedule in order to keep his pilot's license. Read more about the king's second job at BBC News.
He told De Telegraaf that he never used his name when addressing passengers and was rarely recognized in uniform and wearing his KLM cap. However, he admitted that some passengers had recognized his voice.
"The advantage is that I can always say that I warmly welcome passengers on behalf of the captain and crew," he said. "Then I don't have to give my name."
It’s yellow, peaceful-looking, and somewhat akin to a potato.The story of Alves life and crimes is interesting, but he has become more famous as the preserved head at the medical school in the decades since. An article at Atlas Obscura addresses both. Be warned that there are pictures of the head there, but they aren't particularly gruesome.
The various physicians and anatomy technicians in the preceding hallway all address it with a mix of familiarity and indifference. It’s just there, really. Just the head of Diogo Alves, whose claims to fame include being both Portugal’s first serial killer and the last man to be hanged.
At least one half of each claim is true.