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Belka and Strelka – 50th anniversary of space flight

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Tweet Belka (Белка, literally, “squirrel”, but as a dog’s name most likely means “Whitey”, from Russian: “белый” (for “white”)) and Strelka (Стрелка, “Arrow”) spent a day in space aboard Korabl-Sputnik-2 (Sputnik 5) on August 19, 1960 before safely returning to Earth. [wiki]

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Alfons Mucha’s 150th Birthday

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Tweet Alphonse Maria Mucha, first name from the Czech Alfons (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, best known for his distinct style and his images of women. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, and designs. [wiki]

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Josef Frank’s 125th Birthday

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Tweet Josef Frank (July 15, 1885, in Baden bei Wien – January 8, 1967, in Stockholm) was an Austrian-born architect, artist, and designer who adopted Swedishcitizenship in the latter half of his life. Together with Oskar Strnad, he created the Vienna School of Architecture, and its concept of Modern houses, housing and interiors. [wiki]

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Konrad Zuse’s 100th Birthday

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Germany Konrad Zuse (pronounced [ˈkɔnʁat ˈtsuːzə]; 22 June 1910 Berlin – 18 December 1995 Hünfeld near Fulda) was a German engineer and computer pioneer.

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau 100th anniversary

Friday, June 11, 2010

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Tweet Jacques-Yves Cousteau (French pronunciation: [ʒak iv kusto]; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. He was commonly known as “le Commandant […]

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Google celebrates Pac-Man 30th Anniversary

Friday, May 21, 2010

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Tweet For the weekend of May 21–23, 2010, Google changed the Google logo on its homepage to a fully playable version of the game to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the game’s release.

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40th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Monday, July 20, 2009

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Port of Yokohama

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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Tweet Today’s logo on Google.co.jp celebrates the 150th anniversary of the opening of the port of Yokohama.

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