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Bhopal disaster

The Bhopal disaster or Bhopal gas tragedy was an industrial accident. It happened at a Union Carbide subsidiary pesticide plant in the city of Bhopal, India. On the night of 2-3 December 1984, the plant released approximately 40 tonnes of toxic m ...

                                               

Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision

Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision occurred on 12 November 1996 over the village of Charkhi Dadri in Haryana, India. The collision happened between Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-100B from Delhi to Dhahran and Kazakhstan Airlines Illyushin II-76 ...

                                               

Japan Airlines Flight 123

Japan Airlines Flight 123 was a scheduled domestic flight from Tokyos Haneda Airport to Osaka International Airport. On August 12, 1985, the Boeing 747-146SR developed mechanical problems 12 minutes after taking off. The plane then crashed into M ...

                                               

Pan Am Flight 103

Pan Am Flight 103 was a Pan American World Airways passenger flight that flew from London to New York City across the Atlantic Ocean. On 21 December 1988, the aeroplane flying this route was destroyed by a bomb. The explosion caused the plane to ...

                                               

1909 Cherry Mine disaster

The 1909 Cherry Mine disaster was a fire that occurred in Cherry, Illinois on November 13, 1909 in the Cherry Coal mine. Of the approximately 500 miners who reported to work that day, 259 men and boys lost their lives. It was the second worst min ...

                                               

Flint water crisis

The Flint water crisis is a drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan which began in April 2014. When the city changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River, it created a serious ...

                                               

Jose Marrone

His career began when he performed as a vaudeville in theaters and the radio. He hosted several children-oriented TV shows, such as "El Circo de Marrone" Marrones Circus, playing the clown character Pepitito. His recurring catchphrase was Cheee!.

                                               

Alice Nahon

Alice Nahon was a Belgian poet. Her father was born in the Netherlands in a French family. Her mother came from Putte nearby Mechelen. As a young woman she suffered from chronic bronchitis, but this was wrongly diagnosed as tuberculosis. This is ...

                                               

Erich Honecker

Erich Honecker was an East German Communist politician who led the German Democratic Republic from 1971 until 1989. After German re-unification, he went to the Soviet Union but was sent back by the new Russian government to Germany, where he was ...

                                               

Augusto Pinochet

General Augusto Jose Ramon Pinochet Ugarte was a Chilean army general who led Chile from 1973 to 1990, who came to power after he overthrew Salvador Allende, a socialist president.

                                               

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt was a French stage actress, and has often been called "the most famous actress in the history of the world". Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of Europe in the 1870s, and was soon working in Europe and the United States. She d ...

                                               

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was born in Taganrog, which is a city in Russia. His father, Pavel, was the owner of a grocery store. His mother, Yevgeniya, sometimes told Anton stories about her childhood. In 1876, Chekhovs father went bankrupt. From then on, Che ...

                                               

Georg Buchner

Karl Georg Buchner was a German dramatist and writer of prose. He was the brother of physician and philosopher Ludwig Buchner. Many people think that he might have become as important as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller if he had ...

                                               

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Kemal Ataturk was a Turkish field marshal and statesman who became the first President of Turkey from 1923 until his death in 1938. He is known for being a leader who freed his people from being controlled by other countries and later for startin ...

                                               

Peter Benchley

Peter Bradford Benchley was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent movie adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley and directed by Steven Spielberg. Several more of his works were also adapted for cinema, includi ...

                                               

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American poet who also wrote short stories. She is famous for writing many poems. Researchers know of almost 1.800 poems that she has written to this day. However, she published only a few of them while she was living. Othe ...

                                               

Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and entrepreneur, who invented many things. Thomas Edison developed one of the first practical light bulbs, but contrary to popular belief did not invent the light bulb. Edisons 1093 patents were the mo ...

                                               

Elinor Wylie

Elinor Morton Wylie was an American poet and novelist. She was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. She was also famous for her beauty and personality. She "was called the reigning queen of American poetry" in the 1920s.

                                               

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina was an American actor and former Chicago police officer. He was known for his role as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. Farina was also in Get Shorty, Manhunter, Eddie, and Saving Private Ryan.

                                               

Commodore Nutt

Commodore Nutt was an American entertainer. He was born George Washington Morrison Nutt in New Hampshire. He was very short. In 1861, he was touring New England with a circus when P. T. Barnum hired him to appear at the American Museum in New Yor ...

                                               

Jaime Lusinchi

He became president in 1984. When he was president, Venezuela was through an economic crisis, growth of the external debt, populist policies, currency depreciation, inflation and corruption that exacerbated the crisis of the political system esta ...

                                               

Chen dynasty

The Chen dynasty 陳朝 was the fourth and the last of the southern dynasties in China. It was an ethnic Han dynasty. Few records survive from the time of the Chen dynasty. However, the records that exist say that the dynasty was strong and rich. L ...

                                               

Ming dynasty

The Ming dynasty was the family of emperors who led China from AD 1368 to 1644. The name is also used to talk about the Ming Empire that they led and the 276 years in Chinese history that it lasted. It is also famous for its pottery from Jingdezh ...

                                               

Song Dynasty

The Song Dynasty ruled in China from 960–1279. It started the reunification of China for the first time since the fall of the Tang Dynasty in 907. The years in between, known as the Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, were a time of divisi ...

                                               

Kalabhra dynasty

The Kalabhra dynasty ruled over entire Tamil country in South Indian between the 3rd and the 6th century C.E. They won over the ancient Chola, Pandya and Chera dynasties and replaced them. There is little information about their origin and detail ...

                                               

Roman Britain

The first invasion was led by Julius Caesar, in the days of the Roman Republic. He defeated the dominant Catuvellauni tribe in 54 BC near Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire. Their capital was taken over by the Romans. Trouble in Gaul mainly modern F ...

                                               

Districts of Austria

In Austria, a district is a second-level division of the countrys government. The first-level division are States of Austria. District offices are the main point of contact for things like: marriage licenses, driver licenses, passports, assembly ...

                                               

Absheron Rayon

Absheron Rayon, also spelled as Apsheron, is a raion of Azerbaijan. There is also an Absheron Peninsula, but they are not in the same area. Absheron was started in 1963 by the Soviet government. There are lots of historical monuments in Absheron. ...

                                               

Aghjabadi Rayon

Aghjabadi is a raion in central Azerbaijan. The capital is Aghjabadi. Aghjabadi raion was started in 1930. In 1963 it was ended and connected to Agdam Raion. In 1965, it became separate again. There are 46 settlements and 1 town in the district. ...

                                               

Khizi Rayon

Khizi is a raion of Azerbaijan. Its capital is the village of Xızı. This raion has the smallest number of people in Azerbaijan. The raion has a large variety of landscapes. On the flat Caspian coast there are irrigated cattle and chicken-breeding ...

                                               

Lankaran Rayon

Lankaran is a raion of Azerbaijan. The city of Lankaran is in the raion but considered separate. Archaeological excavations show people lived here since at least the Bronze Age. Between 1747 and 1813 Lankaran was the main city of the Talysh Khanate.

                                               

Quba Rayon

Quba is a raion in northeastern Azerbaijan. The capital is Quba. The fertile region around Quba is best known for its production of apples. The city area of Quba is known for its fine carpets.

                                               

Shamakhi Rayon

Khagani Shirvani, poet, 1121/1122 Shamakhi - 1190 Tabriz Falaki Shirvani,poet, 1107 Shamakhi - 1157 Shamakhi Zeynalabdin Shirvani, geographer, historian, ethnographer, philosopher and poet, Sultan Mejid Qanizade, enlighter, teacher, writer Ziver ...

                                               

Shamkir Rayon

Shamkir is a rayon in Azerbaijan. It is in the northwestern part of the country. The rayon was called "Shamkhor" during the Soviet rule. The name changed to Shamkir in 1991. The district was formed in 1930. The capital of Shamkir Rayon is Shamkir ...

                                               

Natore District

Natore is a district of Rajshahi Division in northern Bangladesh. It borders the metropolitan city of Rajshahi, and used to be part of Rajshahi district.

                                               

Belize District

San Pedro Town, which is on the island of Ambergris Caye, is also in the Belize District. Caye Caulker and St. Georges Caye are the island villages in this district. Maskall, Bomba, Corozalito, Santana, Lucky Strike, Rockstone Pond, Boston, Crook ...

                                               

Cayo District

The Cayo District is the largest in Belize. It is on the western side of the country which borders Guatemala. The nations capital, Belmopan, is in the district. The Cayo District has the Pre-Columbian Maya ruins of Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Chaa C ...

                                               

Orange Walk District

Orange Walk District is a district in the northwest of the nation of Belize. The district capital is Orange Walk Town. The population was 45.419 persons in 2010. The Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, a large private nature reserve in th ...

                                               

Stann Creek District

Stann Creek District is a district in the south east region of Belize. According to the 2010 census, the district had a population of 32.166 people. Its capital is the city of Dangriga. Dangriga used to be called "Stann Creek Town." Stann comes f ...

                                               

Toledo District

Toledo District is the southernmost district in Belize. Punta Gorda is the district capital. It is the least developed region in the country. It has some of the most clean rainforests, many caves, coastal lowland plains, and offshore cays. Toledo ...

                                               

Tsirang District

Tsirang District is one of the 20 districts of Bhutan. The administrative centre of this district is located in Damphu. Sankosh River which borders this district with Dagana District flows in the district in some places.

                                               

Brunei-Muara District

Brunei-Muara is a district in Brunei. The capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan, which is also the capital of the country. It is the smallest district but has the most people. The largest and deepest port in Brunei is the Muara Port. As of July 200 ...

                                               

Changan District

Changan District is a district of Xian, Shaanxi, China. It is in the south part of Xian. Yanta District and Xianyang Municipality are to the north. Shangluo Municipality and Ankang Municipality are to the north. Lantian County is to the east. Huy ...

                                               

Lintong District

Lingtong District is a district of Xian, Shaanxi, China. It is in east of Xian, and about 20 kilometres from the center of Xian. Weinan Municipality is to the east. Gaoling District, Baqiao District and Xianyang Municipality are to the west. Lant ...

                                               

Yanta District

Yanta District is a District of Xian, its in southern part of Xian. Area of it is 151.44km 2, and as of November 2010, 1.178.529 people live in here. The name of Yanta District is come from Big Wild Goose Tower, a tower that builded in 652 A.D. I ...

                                               

Districts of Germany

German districts are administrative units used in Germany for local government. The districts are in between the Lander German states and the local / municipal levels Gemeinden. They are not to be confused with the larger Regierungsbezirk. Their ...

                                               

Yanam district

Yanam district is one of the four districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry. Yanam is a small territory of just 20 km 2. It is in Andhra Pradesh. But Yanam district, Mahe district, Karaikal district and Puducherry district comes under Puduch ...

                                               

Districts of Japan

Districts of Japan were areas of traditional local government in Japan before the Meiji period. The function of districts has changed over time, but they continue to exist in contemporary Japan. Districts are not all the same size. They are rough ...

                                               

Subprefectures of Japan

Subprefectures of Japan are a Japanese form of self-government which focuses on local issues below the prefectural level. Each subprefecture is part of the greater administration of the prefecture and the national state. It is also as part of a s ...

                                               

Districts of Luxembourg

The former three districts of Luxembourg were the top-level administrative divisions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The districts were divided into cantons: