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    IOC : The Modern Olympic Games  
Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. The International Olympic Committee was founded on 23 June 1894 by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin who was inspired to r...
 
    The Klondike Gold Rush  
The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896 and, when news reached Seattle...
 
    Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish Poet / Writer  
Paul van Ostaijen was a Flemish poet and writer. Van Ostaijen was born in Antwerp. His nickname was Mister 1830, because of his habit of walking along the streets of Antwerp clothed as a dandy from that year. His poetry shows influences by Modernism,...
 
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Writer  
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded by many as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th cent...
 
    Marshal Georgi Zhukov, USSR WW2  
Deputy Supreme Commander in Chief of the Red Army. Zhukov directed the defence of Moscow against the German Army in 1941. Susequently he was instrumental in organizing the successful Soviet counter-offensive which ultimately led to the downfall of th...
 
    Dracula, Stoker  
Dracula, by Bram Stoker, is a well-thought out, complex novel that leaves the reader page-turning into the late hours of the night. The author's use of imagery and detail make the novel complete and help to further the reader's understanding. The sty...
 
    Nympheas, Monet  
Nymphéas, effet du soir", Claude Monet, 1897, Musée Marmottan, Paris. "It took me time to understand my waterlilies... I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them... A landscape doesn't permeate one'...
 
    Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian Aviator  
Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned global fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop...
 
    Amelia Earhart  
Becomes the first woman (and second person) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in her single engine Lockheed Vega and the first person to cross the Atlantic twice by air. Sets women's record for fastest non-stop transcontinental flight (Los Angel...
 
    Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister  
Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany. Goebbels was known for his zealous and energetic oratory and virulent anti-Semitism. Following Hitler's death, he served as Chancellor for one day. He then committed sui...
 
    Spanish-American War  
The Spanish-American War was a military conflict between Spain and the United States that began in April 1898. Hostilities halted in August of that year, and the Treaty of Paris was signed in December. The war began after the American demand for S...
 
    J. Slauerhoff, Poet  
Jan Jacob Slauerhoff was a Dutch poet and novelist. He is considered one of the most important Dutch language writers. Slauerhoff attended HBS(secondary school) in Harlingen, where he first met future fellow writer Simon Vestdijk. In 1916, Slauerhoff...
 
    Federico García Lorca, Spanish Poet  
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He is believed to be one of thousands who were su...
 
    George Gershwin, American Composer  
George Gershwin was an American composer who wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin composed both for Broadway and for the classical concert hall. He also wrote pop...
 
    Anton de Kom, Surinamese Activist  
Cornelis Gerard Anton de Kom was a Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author. On May 10, De Kom was sent to The Netherlands without trial and exiled from his native country. He was unemployed and continued writing his book, Wij sla...
 
       
 
         
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