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October 19, 2021

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The 1931 floods in China (pictured) were exceptionally deadly. The last Egyptian pharaoh (image) was executed on the orders of the first Roman emperor, his adopted brother. The contingent of pairs of white storks in France (photo) increased from eleven in 1974 to around 4,500 in 2020. Excommunicated in 994, Gerbert d´Aurillac (picture) was elected pope five years later. Harald Bohr, the Danish mathematician who founded the field of almost periodic functions, was also one of the best Danish footballers of his time, being a silver medalist at the 1908 Olympics (pictured) and one of the players who inflicted the team France the heaviest defeat in its history (17-1). Diamagnetism makes it possible to levitate objects or living beings, such as a frog (photo). Diego Velazquez's painting, La Venus del espejo (photo), was chopped up by a Canadian feminist activist in 1914 to protest the arrest of Emmeline Pankhurst. The melody of the song Joyeux Anniversaire - in English Happy Birthday to You - probably originally applied to the lyrics Good Morning to All - "Bonne matinée à tous" (score and sample). As a child, the punk singer Nina Hagen (photo) played in the East German soap opera Das Sandmännchen, which inspired Good night the little ones to its creator Claude Laydu. On July 28, 1945, a United States Army Air Forces B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building (pictured). Between 1955 and 1957, an active nuclear reactor flew in the United States for nearly 90 hours aboard the Convair NB-36H (pictured), a nuclear-powered aircraft demonstrator. The Razor Blade (pictured), considered the narrowest racing car ever built, owes its nickname (lit. razor blade) to the width of its body. In 1914, the Royal Edward (pictured) did not deliberately avoid an iceberg, with the captain recalling the findings of the Titanic Commission of Inquiry. The beautiful and blue Danube (photo from the source) flows from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Almost twenty years after their appearance on screen, Invader paved the way for the proliferation of Space Invaders in the real world (example). Golda Meir (top photo) got the nickname “Iron Lady” before Margaret Thatcher (bottom photo). The native language of the 14th Dalai Lama (image), a figure of the Tibetan people, is a dialect of Chinese. The common fig tree can only be pollinated by the fig wasp (photo), which for its part only pollinates the common fig tree. Almost half a century after the publication of Edgar Poe's novel (photo) which describes a Richard Parker eaten by the other three castaways after having drawn the short straw, the Richard Parker moss was actually eaten, and under the same conditions . The ocellated sculpin shark (photo) is able to walk on dry land with a gait similar to that of salamanders. The Soviet attack helicopter Ka-50 (photo) is equipped with an ejection seat. The floor of St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta is formed by 405 marble cenotaphs (photo) dedicated to knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The Roman hill of Testaccio, next to the Emporium, is a gigantic collection of oil amphorae from Spain collected during Antiquity (photo). The unique morphology of the scissorbill's beak allows it to immerse its lower mandible in water while flying (photo). Yonatan Netanyahu, older brother of future Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died in Operation Thunderbolt, a raid on Uganda's Entebbe International Airport (photo). Thanks to the translation work of his wife Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze (illustration), the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier was able to ref

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