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AP 52 (27 December 2021 to 2 January 2022) Roekiah is an Indonesian kroncong actress and singer. The daughter of a showman couple, she started her career at the age of seven; in 1932 he became famous in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia), as a singer and showman. During this time, he met Kartolo, whom he married in 1934. The couple starred in the 1937 film Terang Boelan. In the film, Roekiah and Rd Mochtar played a couple. After the film was a commercial success, Roekiah, Kartolo, and most of the cast and crew of Terang Boelan were signed by Tan's Film, and first appeared in the company's film Fatima in 1938. Roekiah and Mochtar again acted in two films before Mochtar left Tan's Film in 1940; through these films, Roekiah and Mochtar became the first big screen couple in the Dutch East Indies. Mochtar's successor, Rd Djoemala, co-starred with Roekiah in four films, although those films were not very successful. After the Japanese occupied Indonesia in 1942, Roekiah only appeared in one film before his death; most of his time he spent entertaining the Japanese soldiers. (More...) view · talk · edit · previous versions AP 1 (3 January 2022 to 9 January 2022) Vesna Vulović is a flight attendant from Serbia. He broke the Guinness world record for surviving a plunge without a parachute with a height of 10,160 m. He fell from the plane following an explosion in the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on January 26, 1972. According to aviation safety investigators, the trigger for the explosion was a bomb in a briefcase. The Yugoslav government suspects that the perpetrators are Croatian nationalists, but no one has been arrested. The plane crashed near Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslovakia. Vesna is the only survivor of this incident. (More...) view · talk · edit · previous versions AP 2 (10 January 2022 to 16 January 2022) Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia is a 2010 American documentary film, exploring the history and cultural impact of Wikipedia, a user-editable online encyclopedia. This film tries to answer the question of whether only experts should be tasked with editing the encyclopedia or that everyone should do it too. This film describes the history and background of Wikipedia with comments from Wikipedia founders Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Several other commentators also appear in the film, such as The Washington Post editor Len Downie, CBS journalist Bob Schieffer, former Encyclopædia Britannica editor-in-chief Robert McHenry, and former Central Intelligence Agency director James Woolsey. The documentary also discusses incidents that had a negative impact on Wikipedia, including the Essjay controversy and the Wikipedia biography controversy. (more) view · talk · edit · previous versions AP 3 (17 January 2022 to 23 January 2022) The unification of Germany into a politically and administratively integrated state officially took place on January 18, 1871 in the Mirror Hall of the Palace of Versailles in France. The princes of the German states gathered to proclaim Wilhelm of Prussia as Emperor Wilhelm of the German Empire after France surrendered in the Franco-Prussian War. The de facto transition of large parts of the German-speaking population into confederations had taken place informally through official and unofficial alliances of rulers — but without significant progress, as rulers' vested interests hindered the unification process for nearly a century.

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