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Hawker Fury

Hawker Fury

Hawker Fury One of the finest biplane fighters, the Hawker Fury was the fighter counterpart to the Hawker Hart light bomber. Both planes were powered by the Rolls-Royce F.XI, which gave them greater speed than any other aircraft in the RAF, including the Bristol Bulldog, which the RAF had ordered in large numbers.

July 22nd ephemeris

July 22nd ephemeris

1832: Death of Napoleon II, known as the & 34; Aiglon & 34;, son of Napoleon I. 1808: The French are driven out of Spain, forcing Napoleon to intervene there personally. 1461: Death of Charles VII. His son ascends the throne under the name of Louis XI. 1209: The crusader army charged with eradicating the Cathars at the behest of Pope Innocent III seizes Béziers.

20 years already: a wall in berlin

20 years already: a wall in berlin

The television begins this evening the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a documentary directed by the excellent Patrick Rotman: A wall in Berlin. This documentary tells the story of the city and its sad wall, from the fall of Nazism until that night of November 9, 1989 when the story was made live in front of viewers around the world divided between emotion and disbelief.

Ephemeris of February 21

Ephemeris of February 21

1965: Black American leader Malcolm Little aka Malcolm X is killed at a rally in Harlem while returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca. 1916: At 7:30 a.m., German infantrymen commanded by the leader Staff Erich von Falkenhayn, storm the forts and trenches of Verdun.

Archaeological Discoveries Are Occurring Faster Than Ever

Archaeological Discoveries Are Occurring Faster Than Ever

In 1924, a 3-year-old child’s skull found in South Africa forever changed how people think about human origins. The Taung Child, our first encounter with an ancient group of proto-humans or hominins called australopithecines, was a turning point in the study of human evolution.

English Medieval Clothing, c. 1300 CE

English Medieval Clothing, c. 1300 CE

An illustration of the typical clothing worn in 14th century CE England. ('Costumes of all Nations', 1882 CE)