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    Live 8, Series of Concerts in G8 Nations  
Live 8 was a series of concerts that took place in July 2005, in the G8 nations and South Africa. They were timed to precede the G8 Conference and Summit held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland from July 6-8, 2005; they also co...
 
    Dolly, 1st Cloned Mammal (Sheep)  
Dolly (July 5, 1996 February 14, 2003), a ewe, was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. The cell used was a mammary cell, which is why she was named Dolly, after the curvaceous country western singer Dolly Parton. She...
 
    Srebrenica Massacre, Bosnian War  
The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide, was the July 1995 killing of more than 8,000 Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. The killing was perpetrated by units of...
 
    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian Chess Player  
Sven Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, and the current World Chess Champion. Carlsen was a chess prodigy. He became a chess grandmaster in 2004 at the age of 13 years, 148 days, which made him the third-youngest grandmaste...
 
    The Fall of The Berlin Wall  
On 9th November, at 18.57 hours, Günter Schabowski, head of the Berlin SED and an influential member of the outgoing Politburo, announced to bemused journalists that the Council of Ministers had just decided to allow East Germans...
 
    Chernobyl, Nuclear Power Accident  
The disaster that occured at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in the former USSR (now Ukraine) plant on April 25th 1986 is an example of the devastation that can occur when a nuclear reaction goes wrong. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant...
 
    Stromae, Belgian Singer-songwriter  
Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian singer-songwriter. He has established himself in both hip hop and electronic music genres. Stromae came to wide public attention with his song "Alors on danse", which beca...
 
    Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian Chess Player  
Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov is a Ukrainian chess player and FIDE World Chess Champion between 2002 and 2004. He was runner-up in the Chess World Cup 2005 and Chess World Cup 2009, while reaching the semi-finals in 2011 and the quarterfin...
 
    Falklands Islands War, Argentina  
The Argentine Invasion of the Falkland Islands on 2nd April 1982 necessitated Britain's first major naval operation since Suez. Eventually over a hundred ships were employed, of which only 44 were warships, 25 Royal Fleet Auxiliaries and 45...
 
    Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian Chess Player  
Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion. Topalov became FIDE World Chess Champion by winning the FIDE World Chess Championship 2005. He lost his title in the World Chess Champions...
 
    Vladimir Kramnik, Russian Chess Player  
Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik is a Russian chess Grandmaster. He was the Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006, and the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007. He has won three team gold medals and three individual medal...
 
    Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google  
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the most profitable Internet companies. As of June 2014, his personal wealth was estimated to be US$ 30 bil...
 
    The Munich Massacre, Munich Olympics  
It was 4:30 in the morning on Sept. 5, 1972, when five Arab terrorists wearing track sweat suits climbed the six-foot six-inch fence surrounding the Olympic Village. Although they were seen by several people, no one thought anything was unu...
 
    Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux  
Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel. He later became the chief architect of the Linux kernel and now acts as the project's coordinator....
 
    Jonathan Ive, Product Designer  
The winner of the Design Museum's inaugural Designer of the Year award in 2003 was JONATHAN IVE, senior vice-president of design at Apple whose innovations include the iPod and iMac. As senior vice-president of design at Apple, Jonathan...
 
       
 
         
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