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    Erasmus Prize, Praemium Erasmianum  
On 23 June 1958, His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands founded the Praemium Erasmianum. The aim of the organisation, as described in article 2 of its constitution, is to enhance the position of the humanities, the social sci...
 
    Nick Park, Director/Animator  
Nicholas Wulstan "Nick" Park, is an English filmmaker of stop motion animation best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Park has been nominated for an Academy Award a total of six times, and won four with Creatur...
 
    Roddy Doyle, Irish novelist  
Roddy Doyle, Irish novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. Born in Dublin, Ireland. Doyle's work is rooted in his experience as a schoolteacher in working-class Dublin. International recognition came when his second novel, The Commitments (...
 
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame  
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent pu...
 
    DNA Code Cracked, Watson and Crick  
James Watson & Francis Crick - It took an ex-physicist and a former ornithology student - along with some unwitting help from a competitor - to crack the secret of life. On Feb. 28, 1953, Francis Crick walked into the Eagle pub in Cambridge...
 
    Tibetan uprising, 14th Dalai Lama's Flight  
The 1959 Tibetan uprising, or 1959 Tibetan Rebellion began on 10 March 1959, when a revolt erupted in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, which had been under the effective control of the Communist Party of China since the Seventeen Point Agreemen...
 
    Lomonosov Gold Medal  
The Lomonosov Gold Medal, named after Russian scientist and polymath Mikhail Lomonosov, is awarded each year since 1959 for outstanding achievements in the natural sciences and the humanities by the USSR Academy of Sciences and later the Ru...
 
    Psycho, Hitchcock  
Psycho is probably the most "cinematic" and arguably the best of Alfred Hitchcock's American films. Even today, thirty-seven years after its initial release, the film is still powerful, unsettling stuff. It's distinctly different from Hitch...
 
    Guerrilla Warfare, Che Guevara  
Che Guevara's amazing life story has lifted him to almost legendary status. The larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, Che believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist g...
 
    UEFA, European Football Association  
UEFA - the Union of European Football Associations - is the governing body of football on the continent of Europe. UEFA’s core mission is to promote, protect and develop European football at every level of the game, to promote the principle...
 
    Greensboro Sit Ins: National Civil Rights  
On Feb. 1, 1960, the Greensboro Four, as they would later be called, felt isolated and alone as they sat at that whites-only lunch counter at the Woolworth Store on South Elm Street. They were seeking more than what they ordered — sodas,...
 
    WWF : World Wildlife Fund  
WWF is a global organization acting locally through a network of family offices. All these offices do all they can to halt the accelerating destruction of our natural world. WWF originally stood for "World Wildlife Fund". However, in 19...
 
    Amnesty International  
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declarati...
 
    Peter Jackson, Director  
Born in New Zealand on Halloween in 1961, Jackson began at an early age making movies with his parents' Super 8 camera. At seventeen he left school, and failing to get a job in the New Zealand film industry as he had hoped, started work as...
 
    Barack Obama, 44th US President, 2009-2017  
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office and the first president born outside the continental United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawa...
 
       
 
         
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