1909-02-17 Fort Sill, USA / Never Surrender / Niemals Ergeben / Nunca se Render / Nunca te Rindas

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Early in his life, Geronimo became invested in the continuing and relentless cycle of revenge warfare between the Apaches and Mexicans. On March 5, 1851, a force of Mexican militia attacked and surprised an Apache camp outside of Janos, Chihuahua, slaughtering the inhabitants. Geronimo was absent at the time of the attack, but when he returned ...

1778-01-18 Hawaii, USA / Sandwich Islands / Sandwich-Inseln / Ilhas Sanduíche / Islas Sándwich

Hawaiian culture is embodied in the concept of 'Aloha aina'. In addition to being used to say 'Hello' (and sometimes 'Good bye'), the word 'Aloha' means Love. When greeting or departing the notion of expressing Love simply says it all. However, 'Aloha' is more than a word. It is a feeling of mutual respect and caring ...

1908-01-09 Mechtshausen, Germany / A story of seven boyish Pranks / Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen / História de dois meninos em sete Travessuras / Historia de siete Bromas

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Wilhelm Busch was never married, and it seems that only a confirmed bachelor could be so satirical and at times almost frivolous as he. The life of a bachelor has always been portrayed as a fun alternative lifestyle opposite to that of a man in a relationship. Some men embrace the bachelor life, while others let ...

1943-01-07 New York, USA / The magic Frequency / Die magische Frequenz / A frequência Mágica / La frecuencia Mágica

Tesla was irght 'We have found the magic frequency'. The magic frequency everybody is talking about is said to be the natural frequency of the universe, to have cosmic healing powers and to attract masses of audience to our music. Tesla said it. Einstein agreed. Science proved it. It is a known fact that everything - ...

1961-01-04 Vienna, Austria / What is Life / Was ist das Leben / O que é a Vida / Qué es la Vida

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Erwin Schrödinger was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory. He was the author of many works in various fields of physics: statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, physics of dielectrics, electrodynamics, general relativity, colour theory, and cosmology. In his book 'What Is Life?' Schrödinger addressed the problems of genetics, looking at the phenomenon of life ...

1853-01-03 New York, USA / Regain your Freedom / Deine Freiheit Zurückgewinnen / Recupere sua Liberdade / Recupera tu Libertad

Before the general emancipation of American slaves during the Civil War, many secured their own freedom through escape, self-purchase, or being freed by the slaveholder. The conditions of 'former slave' and 'freeman' did not occur simultaneously for many slaves, psychologically or in reality. Runaways who arrived in free territory were 'fugitives' with an ambiguous status for ...

1910-11-20 Astapovo, Russia / War and Peace / Krieg und Frieden / Guerra e Paz / Guerra y Paz

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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received multiple nominations for Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906, and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902 and 1910, and his miss of the prize is a major Nobel ...

1875-08-04 Copenhagen, Denmark / The Nightingale / Die Nachtigall / O Rouxinol / El Ruiseñor

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Hans Christian Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, who have been translated into more than 125 languages, and have become culturally embedded in the West's collective Consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and ...

1944-07-31 Île de Riou, France / The little Prince / Der kleine Prinz / Le petit Prince / El Principito

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On 30 December 1935, at 2:45 a.m., after 19 hours and 44 minutes in the air, Saint-Exupéry, along with his mechanic-navigator André Prévot, crashed in the Libyan desert, during an attempt to break the speed record in a Paris-to-Saigon air race and win a prize of 150,000 francs. Both Saint-Exupéry and Prévot miraculously survived the crash, only to face ...

1918-07-17 Ekaterinburg, Russia / The Path of Love and Blood / Der Weg der Liebe und des Blutes / O caminho do amor e do Sangue / El camino del amor y la Sangre

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On 14 May 1896, the day of the coronation, in all churches in St. Petersburg, the liturgy was read and prayers of thanksgiving recited. The ceremony began at 10 am; the emperor, his mother, and his wife seated on thrones on a special raised platform installed in the middle of the cathedral. At the end ...

1945-05-30 Brno, Czech Republic / Death March / Todesmarsch / Marcha da Morte / Marcha de la Muerte

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War is its own special kind of hell. There is naked reality as filmed by US Army Air Force cameraman Oren Haglund in 1945, just one day after the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies. At 3:23 in the video, the lost girl appears. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crpXnuV4OCU No one knows for sure who the girl is but it ...

1954-05-25 Thai Binh, Vietnam / The falling Soldier / Der fallende Soldat / O soldado Caindo / Muerte de un Miliciano

The photo appears to capture a Republican soldier at the very moment of death. The soldier is shown collapsing backward after being fatally shot in the head, with his rifle slipping out of his right hand. I was there in the trench with about twenty milicianos … I just kind of put my camera above my head and ...

1865-05-23 Washington D.C., USA / Grand Review / Grosse Revision / Grande Revisão / Gran Revisión

Space for mindful reflection and review becomes an increasingly scarce commodity. A cup of tea, ambient music, or a candle can help to generate a calm, contemplative atmosphere; use any external reinforcements you need to boost your internal focus. This is your chance to choose your reality and actively create your memories for yourself. This is ...

1961-05-04 Washington DC, USA / Freedom Riders / Freiheitsreisende / Viajantes da Liberdade / Viajeros de la Libertad

The original group of 13 Freedom Riders - seven African Americans and six whites - left Washington, D.C., on a Greyhound bus on May 4, 1961. Their plan was to reach New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 17 to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision, which ruled that segregation of the nation’s public ...

1912-04-15 North Atlantic Ocean / The ship that was Unsinkable / Das Schiff war Unsinkbar / O navio que era Inafundável / El barco que era Insumergible

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Titanic has gone down in history as the ship that was called unsinkable. For more than 100 years, she has been the inspiration of fiction and non-fiction. Titanic's sinking has become a cultural phenomenon, commemorated by artists, film-makers, writers, composers, musicians and dancers from the time immediately after the sinking to the present day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7y9TPivZzU On 1 ...

1953-03-05 Moscow, Russia / Peter and the Wolf / Peter und der Wolf / Pedro e o Lobo / Pedro y el Lobo

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Born in 1891 and several years younger than most of his class, Prokofiev was viewed as eccentric and arrogant, and annoyed a number of his classmates by keeping statistics on their errors. As a member of the Saint Petersburg music scene, Prokofiev developed early a reputation as musical rebel. In 1909 he graduated in composition ...

1942-01-20 Berlin, Germany / Final Solution / Endlösung / Solução Final / Solución Final

The plans to exterminate all the Jews of Europe was formalized at the Wannsee Conference, held at an SS guesthouse near Berlin, on 20 January 1942. The conference was chaired by Heydrich and attended by 15 senior officials of the Nazi Party and the German government. Most of those attending were representatives of the Interior Ministry, the Foreign ...

1957-01-14 Los Angeles, USA / The sea is a Sanctuary / Das Meer ist ein Heilgtum / O mar é um Santuário / El mar es un Santuario

Bogart met Lauren Bacall while filming 'To Have and Have Not' (1944), a loose adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel. When they met, Bacall was 19 and Bogart 44. He nicknamed her 'Baby'. She had been a model since 16 and had acted in two failed plays. Bogart was drawn to Bacall's high cheekbones, green eyes, tawny blond hair, and lean ...

1750-01-13 São Miguel das Missões, Brazil / Gabriel’s Oboe / In My Fantasy / Em minha Fantasia / Nella Fantasia

The Mission is based on events surrounding the Spanish - Portuguese treaty of 1750 or 'Treaty of Madrid', a document signed in the Spanish capital by Ferdinand VI of Spain and John V of Portugal on 13 January 1750 in which Spain ceded part of Jesuit Paraguay to Portugal, to end to the armed conflict between the Spanish and Portuguese empires in South America. The 'Treaty of Madrid' was significant because ...

1914-12-24 Saint-Yves, Belgium / Live and let Live / Leben und leben Lassen / Viver e deixar Viver / Vivir y dejar vivir

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To live and let live, you must change the way you see the World. You need the lens of Love, kindness, empathy and compassion. Embrace the differences between you and other people. Maybe they do not see what you see. Maybe they do not want the same things as you. Maybe they have a different life ...

1916-12-07 St. Petersburg, Russia / Brothers will kill Brothers / Brüder werden Brüder Töten / Irmãos matarão Irmãos / Hermanos mataran Hermanos

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Rasputin had very little schooling and was unable to read or write. At age 16 he was arrested for theft, and the citizens of Pokrovskoe appealed to the authorities to excommunicate and exile him. Rasputin was sentenced to three months in prison, which was later commuted to serving his term at Verkhoturye Monastery in Siberia. Rasputin ...

1791-12-05 Wien, Austria / The magic Flute / Die Zauberflöte / A flauta Mágica / La flauta Mágica

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Mozart fell ill while in Prague for the 6 September 1791 premiere of his opera La clemenza di Tito. He continued his professional functions for some time and conducted the premiere of The Magic Flute on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater in Vienna. Mozart's worst symptoms of illness soon returned, together with the strong feeling that ...

1863-11-19 Gettysburg, USA / New birth of Freedom / Neue Geburt der Freiheit / Novo nascimento da Liberdade / Nuevo nacimiento de la Libertad

The civil rights of women, immigrants, American Indians, and many other groups also hung in the balance following the Civil War, and they continue to be discussed today. When looking at the term 'New Birth of Freedom' with regards to American Indians, things get a lot more complicated. When the 14th amendment was passed granting African ...

1862-09-17 Antietam, USA / My brother’s Keeper / Der Hüter meines Bruders / Guarda do meu Irmão / Guardián de mi Hermano

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Cain and Abel are the quintessential brothers of the Western World. God asks Cain where his brother Abel is right after Cain killed him. Cain answered with an outright lie! He said he did not know when in fact he knew. Not only did Cain lie, he responded to God with an air of indifference and ...

1945-09-02 Tokio Bay, Japan / The good Comrade / Der gute Kamerad / O bom Camarada / El buen Camarada

The song is about the immediate experience of a soldier losing a comrade in battle, detached from all political or national ideology; as a result, its use was never limited to one particular faction and was sung or cited by representatives of all political backgrounds throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and was translated for ...