French Wars of Religion. Massacre of Vassy. Massacre de Vassy in 1562, print by Hogenberg end of 16th century.
The Massacre of Vassy, also known as the Massacre of Wassy, is the name given to the murder of Huguenot worshipers and citizens in an armed action by troops of Francis, Duke of Guise, in Wassy, France on 1 March 1562. Ray Conniff: Concert at the White House (1972) Henry Louis Gates arrest controversy. On July 16, 2009, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was arrested at his Cambridge, Massachusetts home by a local police officer responding to a 9-1-1 caller's report of men breaking and entering the residence.
Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle Devices. 7/9/1982: Queen fends off bedroom intruder - BBC. 1982: Queen fends off bedroom intruder A man has broken into Buckingham Palace and spent ten minutes talking to the Queen in her bedroom.
At around 0715 BST Michael Fagan, 31, scaled the walls around the palace and shinned the drain-pipe up to the Queen's private apartments. Barefooted and wearing a t-shirt the unemployed father of four evaded electronic alarms and palace and police guards before disturbing the Queen by opening a curtain. Mr Fagan is already due to appear at Bow Street Magistrates' Court tomorrow to face charges of trespass and stealing half a bottle of wine from Buckingham Palace on 7 June.
Smoked out The Queen was only able to raise the alarm when he asked for a cigarette. She calmly called for a footman who held the intruder until police arrived. Love Parade disaster. On 24 July 2010, a crowd disaster at the 2010 Love Parade electronic dance music festival in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, caused the death of 21 people from suffocation. At least 510 more were injured.
Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Mela (/ˌkʊm ˈmeɪlə/ or /ˌkʊm məˈlɑː/; Devanagari: कुम्भ मेला "kumbha mēlā", Marathi कुंभमेळा) "kumbh mela" is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river.
It is considered to be largest peaceful gathering in the world with over 100 million people visiting during the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayaga), Nashik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year. Ardha ("Half") Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Haridwar and Allahabad, every sixth year. Raising of Chicago. During the 1850s and 1860s engineers carried out a piecemeal raising of the level of central Chicago.
Streets, sidewalks and buildings were either built up, relocated, or physically raised on hydraulic jacks or jackscrews. The work was funded by private property owners and public funds. Background
Blasphemy Day. Blasphemy Rights Day International encourages individuals and groups to openly express their criticism of, or even disdain for, religion.
It was founded in 2009 by the Center for Inquiry. A student contacted the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York to present the idea, which CFI then supported. Ronald Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry said regarding Blasphemy Day, "We think religious beliefs should be subject to examination and criticism just as political beliefs are, but we have a taboo on religion," in an interview with CNN. Events worldwide on the first annual Blasphemy Day in 2009 included an art exhibit in Washington, DC and a free speech festival in Los Angeles. Background According to USA Today's interview with Justin Trottier, a Toronto coordinator of Blasphemy Day, "We're not seeking to offend, but if in the course of dialogue and debate, people become offended, that's not an issue for us.
Anti-blasphemy laws exist throughout the world. White shift dress of Jean Shrimpton. Background In 1962, the Victoria Racing Club, faced with waning crowd attendances at racing events in Victoria, Australia, added a Fashions on the Field competition to the programme for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival races held at Flemington Racecourse.
The competition was intended in particular to woo female racegoers. Three years later, in 1965, textile manufacturer DuPont de Nemours International engaged Jean Shrimpton, then the world's highest-paid model, to travel to Australia to be a judge in the 1965 "Fashions on the Field". Her fee for the two week visit was £2,000, an enormous sum, equivalent to at least a year's wages for the average Australian man.