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Fun Fact: San Francisco outlawed in-city burials in 1901. There are still historic cemeteries in Presidio and Mission, but all burials now take place in the neighboring town of Colma. Sadly, Colma is the world's only incorporated city where the dead outnumber the living!⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscobay #thebayarea #localSF #goldenstate #acaltrazislanad #SFferry #goldengatebridge #localtours #SFtours #alcatrazferry #mySF #northerncalifornia #SFferry #Pier33 #TravelSF #LikeaLocal #alcatrazhistory #muirwoods #TravelSF #sanfranciscohistory #northerncaliforniahistory #history

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Michael Jackson is the only singer who received 8 Grammy statuettes.He won the nomination: “Album of the Year” (Thriller), “Record of the Year” (Beat It), “Best Male Rock Performance” (Beat It), “Best Male R & B Performance” (Billie Jean), “Best New Song of the Year "(Billie Jean)," Best Male Pop Performance "(Thriller)," Producer of the Year "," Best Record for Children "(ET The Extraterrestial). . . . #mjforever #moonwalkers #thriller #bad #dangerous #history #mj #billiejean #mjforeverking #mjforever #thekingofpop #smoothcriminal #mjsmile #ijustcantstoplovingyou #jam #yourockmyworld #invincible

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Hello ❤️ happy 118th birthday to our cutie Настя ❤️❤️❤️❤️ sorry for the late post, but I've been busy - as always - (In Italy is still her birthday btw) I'm surprised that you guys don't hate me, I'm always busy 😫 I was feeling blue for school too 📚 • [hashtags] #романов #анастасияроманова #россия #Romanov #Romanovfamily #Romanovdynasty #AnastasiaRomanova #AnastasijaRomanova #AnastasiaNikolaevnaRomanova #AnastasiaNikolaevna #otma #otmaromanov #naotmaa #naotmaaromanov #naotmaaedit #russia #russianhistory #historyofrussia #history at Russian Empire

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«Na mesma pedra se encontram, Conforme o povo traduz, Quando se nasce - uma estrela, Quando se morre - uma cruz. Mas quantos que aqui repousam Hão de emendar-nos assim: "Ponham-me a cruz no princípio... E a luz da estrela no fim!» 🕌🌠 #panteãonacional #lisbon #lisbonalive #portugalplaces #portugalphotos #city #capital #nikon #clearsky #sunday #focus #capture #click #shoot #street #old #history #tags4likes #l4l #photographylovers #pantheon #trees #sãovicente #arquiteture #design #beautiful Fotografia: @marisa_santos10 at Church of Santa Engrácia

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What is this, you may ask? 🤔 It’s a Fessenden oscillator you can find aboard #CruiserOLYMPIA! Want to know what that even is, and how it evolved into sonar technology as we came to know it? Climb aboard for our second Hard Hat Tour coming up Saturday, June 29 and explore areas not normally open to the public. Tickets ➡️ phillyseaport.org/calendar . . . #phillyseaport #cruiserolympia #ussolympia #historicships #technology #sonar #navalhistory #usnavy #tour #behindthescenes #history #philadelphia #discoverphl #visitphilly #pennslanding #pennslandingphilly #delawareriverwaterfront #delawareriver #oldcityphilly #historicphilly at Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum

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Даааа... Эта рубрика будет называться "Я УТЕКАЮ". Многие ожидали увидеть сжечь кучу парней, но я залипла на ключицы азиаток, так что вот так😂 скорее всего следующие будут вены, они мне не очень нравятся, но раз вы все их тааак любите... Будет сделано😅😂 #ЯУТЕКАЮ . . . подпишись @ffma.nia и понимай, какая тут жиза😂😂😂 . . #яой #яойчик #bl #boyslove #bts #exo #бтс #yaoi #lakorn #dorama #maxtul #kornnock #lovebychance #reminders #lgbt #лгбт #🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 #togetherwithme #darkbluemoonlight #history #freckle #holland #blackpink #ficbook #wattpad #fanfic #фанфик #nsfw #

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Looking through my old photos of Bangkok and thought id share some on here. I went travelling myself 4 years ago and it was the best few weeks ive ever had (Please excuse the shitty facial hair and extremely short hairdo). The city is both mental & beautiful, the people are so friendly as well. I love a city with so much culture and history. Would love to go back again one day ❤🌍 . . . . . . . . . . #thailand #bangkok #city #people #temple #history #culture #beautiful #travel #holiday #vacation #adventure #explore #tourist #travelblogger #travelphotography #wanderlust #travelgram #instatravel #asian #gentleman #selfie #style #solo #photooftheday #instagram #instagood #instadaily at Bangkok, Thailand

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Henrietta Lacks was a African American woman, who holds the title of being the only human in history to have immortal cells. Her unique cells are still living to this day, & dubbed by White scientists as HeLa Cells have lead to unmatched advances in thousands of cures, medicines, & genetic research that continuous to save billions of lives throughout the world. I always like talking about this woman & her contributions, so I thought I might share today. #henriettalacks #helacells #immortal #blackgirlmagic #africanamerican #negroid #negress #hero #african #history

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World War II U.S. Army Medical Bag, Transitional OD7 green & OD3 khaki. c. 1943-45 production. Featured with some 1940s U.S. canvas & HBT ditty bags. The medical bag is named to one Fredric Goldberg, further research is needed. This grouping was used by the New Haven, Connecticut chapter of the Red Cross. . . . #ww2 #worldwar2 #redcross #usarmy #1940s #40s #connecticut #newhaven #history #20thcentury #original #vintage #militaria #militaryhistory #humanitarian #fieldgear #militarysurplus

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Poor Harry 😓

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On this day in 1940 Winston Churchill held his famous speech called “This Was Their Finest Hour” ——————————————— "This was their finest hour" was a speech delivered by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom on 18 June 1940. It was given just over a month after he took over as Prime Minister at the head of an all-party coalition government. The speech was delivered to the Commons at 3:49 pm, and lasted 36 minutes. Churchill – as was his habit – made revisions to his 23-page typescript right up to and during the speech. The final passage of his typescript was laid out in blank verse format, which Churchill scholars consider reflective of the influence of the Psalms on his oratory style It was the third of three speeches which he gave during the period of the Battle of France. The other two speeches were called "Blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech of 13 May (given 3 days after the start of the German offensive in the West). The second speech was the "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of 4 June, reporting the success of the Germans in over-running the Netherlands, Belgium and France north of the Somme, and the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk, and preparing the British to fight on alone, if necessary. The “finest hour speech” although was one of his best known. The War Illustrated published the speech with the title "'If the Empire lasts a thousand years men will say, this was their finest hour'" ——————————————— #worldwar2 #ww2 #worldwar2history #worldwar2incolor #worldwar1 #ww1 #worldwar1history #worldwar1incolor #war #history #warhistory #axis #allied #warphotography #soldiers #generals #ww2dailyhistory #military #militaryhistoryinpictures #worldwar #tanks #planes #ww2daily #nonpolitical #churchill #speech #finesthour #commons #parliament #pm

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Dr. Seuss fans, I have some bad news ☹️ The tree in La Jolla that inspired author Theodor Geisel to create the Truffulas Trees in “The Lorax” fell down. This treasure in La Jolla is gone. City officials think the heavy rain we saw last year might’ve caused this sudden fall. Fans de los cuentos de Dr Seuss, les tengo una mala noticia. Se cayó el árbol que inspiró al autor a crear los árboles que aparecen en la historia de “El Lorax.” Autoridades de la ciudad creen que el exceso de lluvia pudo haber influido en este incidente. #lorax #drseuss #lajolla #fallentree #history #seuss #childrenbooks at La Jolla, California

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Thinker Statue Senegal - An unforgettable guest to your home! Invite this truly memorable African thinker statue inside for an authentic piece of African beauty! Each one is brilliantly hand-carved in Senegal and comes 9-12" tall. The rich shade of the wood varies from a deep reddish brown to a dark forest brown. Gives an exquisite look to any room or home. Made in Senegal. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Afrika #africanbookstoreonline #africanamerican #bookstore #books #bookstagram #african #gifts #africanfashion #knowledge #blackowned #bibliophile #africanbooks #art #africanliterature #africanamerican #africanwriters #africaninspired #africanculture #culture #history #ancestry #supportsmallbusiness #bookstgram #booknerd #bookworm #supportblackbuisness

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Beş Mevsim Apartmanı'nın adını aldığı hüzünlü geçmişten tutalım da beş odada ve bodrum katında yerleşen hayatların hikâyelerini ve gerçek yaşam öykülerini okuyoruz. Tabi yaşamışlarsa... 👑 Cin-peri hep çekindiğim, duymak dahi istemediğim hikayeleri olan varlıklardır. Ama okudum. Bitirdim. Kitapta anladığım kadarıyla olay ne cin ne peri.... Kalabalıkta yalnız kalanların, aile içi sevgisizliğin nefreti, terk edilmişlerin içindeki sessiz çığlıkları kurgulamış yazar. Belki çok tanıdığımızı sandığımız belki de otobüsteki yolcu kim bilir içinde nasıl hikâyeler kuruyordur. Ezilenin çokça olduğu memlekette akıl sağlığımız yerinde olsun (Amin) 👑 Yazarın ilk kitabı ve benim de @bir_delinin_kitaplari sayesinde tanışma kitabım oldu yazarla. Deliliğin sınırı var mıdır bilemem ama siz hangi evresindesiniz?🙈 👑 #okudumbitti #okumakgüzeldir #okuduklarım #kitapayracı #kitapönerisi #kimsekitapsizkalmasın #minesöğüt #beşsevimapartmanı #delilik #psikanaliz #kitapkralice #kitap_kralice #kitapsokağı #edebiyat #history #hikaye #okudumokuyun #bookstagram #bookshelf #bookstores #readings at İzmir, Turkey

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The SMS Cöln was a light cruiser of the Imperial German Navy in World War One. The ship was named after the City of Cologne (in German "Köln", but in the German Empire it was written "Cöln") and was a ship of the Kolberg-class. The commissioning was on the 16th June 1911 and had a length of 130m, a width of 14m and a draft of 5m. With her 15×navy boilers, she had a maximum speed of 25.5 knots (47.2 km/h; 29.3 mph) and had a displacement of 4,915 tons. SMS Cöln had an armament of 12×105mm guns, of 4×52mm guns and of 2×450mm torpedo tubes. ======================================= After her commissioning, the ship was under the command of Captain "Hans Zenker" and joined the High Seas Fleet of the Imperial German Navy. Then, she began her service with sea trials in the North Sea, but they were interrupted by a fleet parade for Kaiser Wilhelm II on 5th September 1911. At the end of the Fleet parade, SMS Cöln was transferred to the II Scouting Group, which supported the Battlecruisers of the I Scouting Group. Anyway, the ship had until the outbreak of WW1 a normal peacetime service and had during this period of time two new commanders, first Rear Admiral "Franz Ritter von Hipper" and then Commodore "Leberecht Maass". Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, she was stationed in the German Bight, to monitor maritime traffic. After the outbreak of WW1, SMS Cöln and several other cruisers were tasked with patrol duties in the Heligoland Bight, which ran without incident. But then came the day, the day of her end. It was the morning of 28th August 1914, when the ship left the port of Wilhelmshaven, together with "SMS Mainz" and "SMS Ariadne", and set course for Helgoland. The three warships had the order to support the cruisers "SMS Stettin" and "SMS Frauenlob", and the aviso "SMS Hela", which were stationed on the patrol line that morning. However, the German warships encountered the British Harwich Force, which was supported by Vice Admiral David Beatty's battlecruisers. In the ensuing Battle of Heligoland Bight, SMS Cöln was sunk at 14:25 by the British forces. Only 200 of 508 crew members survived the sinking. 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇

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#OnThisDay 1965 SAC B-52s Used For First Time. 🛫 On this day. For the first time. Twenty-eight B-52s fly-bombed a Viet Cong stronghold in a heavily forested area of Binh Duong Province, northwest of Saigon. Later becoming known as Operation Arc Light. The B-52s involved in the Arc Light missions were deployed from Anderson AB, Guam. In addition to supporting ground tactical operations, B-52s were used to disrupt enemy supply lines in not only Vietnam but Cambodia, and Laos. And later striking targets in North Vietnam. Releasing their bombs from 30,000 feet, the B-52s could neither be seen nor heard from the ground as they inflicted impressive damage. #GetSome ____________________________________________ First photo is a B-52 aircrew returning from an ARC LIGHT mission over Southeast Asia. Just as in earlier wars, the bombs painted on the fuselage showed the number of missions flown. _________________________________________________ #WarHeadsOnForeheads #WereGonnaFreeTheShitOuttaYou #BombsAway #BlowingUp #BlowingOut #OperationArcLight #Bombers #Op #Mission #FlyAway #B52 #Aircraft #USAF #AirForce #AimHigh #Vietnam #ArcLight #RememberThem #FirstTime #Horizon #History #MilitaryHistory #USHistory #Military #Vet #Campaign #30000FeetUpAndYouAreNotInvited

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I have visited the Baltics in the autumn and the weather there was fickle at the time. When I arrived in Lithuania, the last country of my trip, the sun started shining again what was great for the photos. There are so many interesting things about this country that one post is maybe not enough. Lithuania was the first Soviet Republic to gain its independence after the dissolution of the former communist country and today is part of the European Union with a developing economy and a very receptive welcome to visitors. Together with Latvia they are the only remaining speakers of a Baltic language and they are very proud of it! I wish I return there soon to explore the countryside and the coast of this unique country! ——————————————————— Eu visitei os países do Báltico durante o outono e minha estada foi marcada por um clima bastante inconstante. Quando cheguei à Lituânia, o último país de minha viagem, o sol voltou a raiar o quê foi ótimo para as fotos. Há tantos fatos interessantes sobre esse pia que talvez um único post não seja o suficiente. A Lituânia foi a primeira república soviética a conseguir sua independência após a dissolução do antigo país comunista e hoje faz parte da União Europeia com uma economia em desenvolvimento e uma maneira muito receptiva ao receber visitantes. Juntamente com a Letônia eles são os únicos países remanescente que falam uma língua Báltica e disso tem muito orgulho! Quero muito retornar em breve para explorar o interior e a costa desse pia único! . . . . 📍VILNIUS, LITHUANIA 🇱🇹 . . . . . #viagem #travel #viagemsozinho #viaje #tradiçao #cultura #historia #culture #tradition #history #colors #lithuania #lituania #baltica #baltics #baltikum #vilnius #medieval #lonelytraveller #travelgram #picoftheday #instatravel #socialist #europe #europeanunion #communism #soviet #ussr #north #tower at Vilnius, Lithuania

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Хюррем 💞. Раз уж я в этом потрясающем городе - Стамбуле, то конечно же расскажу про Хюррем 🥰 ⠀ В Европе известная как Роксолана , имя при рождении Анастасия или Александра Гавриловна Лисовская) — наложница, а затем жена османского султана Сулеймана Великолепного, мать султана Селима II. Первая представительница Женского Султаната. Александра была дочерью священника из Руси. В 17 лет она была захвачена в плен и доставлена в Стамбул. ⠀ Там девушку купил великий визирь Ибрагим Паша и доставил в султанский гарем. Через некоторое время Роксолана стала наложницей и фавориткой взошедшего на престол Сулеймана I. ⠀ В гареме славянка получила прозвище Хюррем за свой веселый и неунывающий нрав. В 1521 году специально для нее Сулейманом был введен титул Хасеки — главная жена султана. ⠀ За последующие годы Роксолана стала матерью шестерых детей, из которых 5 были сыновьями. В 1530 году султан заключил с возлюбленной никях, став первым падишахом Османской Империи, женившимся на рабыне из своего гарема. ⠀ На протяжении всей жизни она имела огромное влияние на своего мужа и на государственные дела в целом. Так, султанша имела право принимать послов и вообще вела образ жизни, подобающей законной жене Османского правителя. Ради нее даже был распущен сам гарем. ———————————— #loya_maru_istambul #loya_maru_travel . . . . . . . . . #turkey #turkish #Хюррем #великолепныйвек #istanbul #travel #istanbul🇹🇷 #istanbullife #history #summer #bosfor #босфор #мечтысбываюся #dream #таксим #ортакей #ortakey #istanbull at Istanbul, Turkey

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“IN CASE OF WAR, BREAK GLASS”⛏___________________________________________________ Ever since the assassination of John Lennon in 1980, this wall has been colored in sentiments of peace, and it stands as a bold advocate for the freedom of expression. The graffiti that started it all was one likeness of John Lennon and some lyrics. Unlike other historical monuments, this wall has been preserved in a very different sense of the word. In true honor of its origins, the wall is left open for tourists and locals alike to participate in the ever evolving illustrations. Among these, there is always homage to Mr. Lennon, himself. // Nov. 28, 2017 🇨🇿 __________________________________ @best.europe.photos @beautifuldestinations @wonderful_prague @insta_prague @natgeotravel @ig_color #prague #czech #city #lennonwall #travel #photography #travelphotography #traveling #explore #peace #europe #natgeotravel #wanderer #wonderful_places #tourism #ig_travel #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #earthpix #ig_captures #ig_color #ig_travel #artofvisuals #travellingthroughtheworld #bohemia #nikon #nikonphotography #johnlennonwall #beauty_of_czechia #johnlennon #history at John Lennon Wall

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_quetzalapanecáyotl_ Penacho de Moctezuma Si concursara en RuPaul DragRace Internacional, querría usar este penacho. . . . at Museo Nacional de Antropología

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