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Top 10 Travel Journeys from Tibet and the Friendship Trail To Route 66 in the US.

Route 66


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Top 50 Works of Art

Bridge Across the Seine
  1. Pieta - Michelangelo
  2. Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci
  3. The Lady With An Ermine - Leonardo Da Vinci
  4. David - Michelangelo
  5. Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo
  6. Michelangelo Basilique San Pietro in Vincoli
  7. Starry Night - Vincent Van Gogh
  8. Bridge Across the Seine - Van Gogh
  9. Yellow House - Van Gogh
  10. Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh

  11. Ecstasy of St Therese - Bernini
  12. Water Lillies - Claude Monet
  13. Haystacks - Monet
  14. Soleil Levant - Monet
  15. Poppies in a Field - Claude Monet
  16. Inspiration of St Matthew - Caravaggio
  17. Calling of St Matthew - Caravaggio
  18. The Taking of Christ - Caravaggio
  19. The Girl With a Pearl Earing - Jan Vermeer
  20. View of Deflt - Jan Vermeer
  21. Primevera - Botticello
  22. The Jewish Bride - Rembrandt
  23. Christ in the Storm of the Sea of Galilee - Rembrandt
  24. Abduction of Europa
  25. The Last Supper - Leonardo Da Vinci
  26. Le Moulin de la Gallette - Auguste Renoir
  27. By Water - August Renoir
  28. Peace - Picasso
  29. Guernica - Picasso
  30. The Fighting Temeraire - John Turner
  31. Shipwreck - John Turner
  32. The Haywain by John Constable
  33. The Cornfield - John Constable
  34. The Crucifixion - Raphael
  35. Crocefissione - Raphael
  36. The School of Athens - Raphael
  37. L'Estaque - Paul Cezanne,
  38. Jas de Bouffan - Paul Cezanne
  39. Lucientes Third Way - Goya
  40. The Yellow Christ - Gauguin
  41. Carnival Evening- Rousseau
  42. Miracle of St Ignatz - Rubens
  43. Woman with the Hat - Matisse
  44. Bacchus and Ariadne - Titian
  45. The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise - Masaccio,
  46. The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin - Jan van Eyck,
  47. Gilles - Jean-Antoine Watteau,
  48. The Dead Christ - Hans Holbein,
  49. Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez
  50. Funerary Mask of, Tutankhamun

Inspired by Greatest Works of Art
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Jane Goodall Quotes

"Chimpanzees have given me so much. The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature."

"The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding complex social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man -- whether this be in entertainment, as "pets," for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them."

"People say to me so often, "Jane how can you be so peaceful when everywhere around you people want books signed, people are asking these questions and yet you seem peaceful," and I always answer that it is the peace of the forest that I carry inside."

"Especially now when views are becoming more polarized, we must work to understand each other across political, religious and national boundaries."

"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."

- Jane Goodall

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Famous Italian Painters

A List of the Top 10 Italian Painters
  1. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519)
  2. Michelangelo (1475–1564)
  3. Raphael (1483-1520)
  4. Caravaggio (1573–1610)
  5. Botticelli (1445–1510)
  6. Bernini (1598–1680)
  7. Titian (1488–1576)
  8. Donatello (1386–1466)
  9. Canaletto (1697–1768)
  10. Correggio (1494–1534)
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Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers


Vincent Van Gogh's 12 sunflowers is one of his most iconic paintings. Van Gogh painted this when he was in Arles, in the South of France. He was eagerly anticipating the arrival of fellow artist, Gauguin. Van Gogh wished to brighten up the room with Sunflowers.

Full Biography of Vincent Van Gogh
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Michelangelo Quotes


"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. "

- Michelangelo

"If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius. "

- Michelangelo as quoted in Speeches & Presentations Unzipped (2007) by Lori Rozakis, p. 71

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

- Michelangelo

I live and love in God's peculiar light.

- Michelangelo

Michelangelo Biography

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Ten Iconic and Famous Pictures


Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh

Some paintings have become a deeply engrained part of our culture. The Mona Lisa, The Scream have become more than paintings but cultural icons.
  1. Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci
  2. The Scream - Edvard Munch
  3. Creation of Adam - Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo
  4. Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh
  5. Ceci N'est pas une Pipe - Rene Margritte
  6. Poppies in a Field - Claude Monet
  7. The Last Supper - Leonardo Da Vinci
  8. The Girl With a Pearl Earing - Jan Vermeer
  9. Le Moulin de la Gallette - Jean Renoir
  10. Peace - Picasso
See all 10 Famous Paintings

Other suggestions for Iconic Pictures:
  • Crocefissione (Raffaello Sanzio)
  • Pop art - Andy Warhol
  • The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali
  • The Golden Christ - Paul Gauguin
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10 Best Works of Art in History


The Girl with a Pearl Earring Jan Vermeer -

What are the 10 best works of all time?

A difficult question because there is a multitude of pieces to choose from. This list is Euro centric, focusing on the great Masters of European art. View: 10 Greatest works of Art

Top 10 Works of Art

  1. Pieta - Michelangelo
  2. Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci
  3. David - Michelangelo
  4. Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo
  5. Starry Night - Vincent Van Gogh
  6. Ecstasy of St Therese - Bernini
  7. Water Lillies- Claude Monet
  8. St Matthew Paintings - Carvaggio
  9. The Girl With a Pearl Earing - Jan Vermeer
  10. The Jewish Bride - Rembrandt
Which piece of art would you recommend to be in a top 10 list?
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Rembrandt's Famous Paintings


Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee (Matthew 8:23-25) 1633


The abduction of Europa. 1632


  • ca. (1665-1669) Portrait of a couple as figures from the Old Testament, known as ‘The Jewish bride’.
  • Rembrandt Biography
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Claude Monet Poppies at Argenteuil


This scene from nature contrasts with Monet's previous paintings of nature. It is a beautifully balanced scene with the human interest almost incidental. It gives an insight into Monet's view of Nature. He saw nature not as man's instrument, but, something for man to respect and be part of.

The eye is instinctively drawn to the red poppies and their contrast with the blue sky.

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Michelangelo's Pieta


Michelangelo's Pieta is one of the most exquisite and beautiful pieces of art.

It depicts Mother Mary nursing her crucified son, Jesus Christ.

Michelangelo certainly hoped this work would make him famous. He gave it tremendous detail and polished it like no other statue.

It is perhaps the pinnacle of the High renaissance. Both figures are beautiful and appear to be the same age. There is suffering but also nobility. It also has a very personal aspect. The anguish of a devoted mother for her son.
source: Pieta (Creative Commons) wiki
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Who are the Greatest Painters of All Time?

Soleil Levant by Monet

Who are the ten greatest painters of all time?

  1. Vincent van Gogh
  2. Claude Monet
  3. Pablo Picasso
  4. Salvador Dali
  5. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  6. Leonardo Da Vinci
  7. Michelangelo
  8. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  9. Edvard Munch
  10. Jan Vermeer
Other Possible Candidates could include

  • Caravaggio (Michelangelo da Merisi)
  • Paul Cezanne
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • Edgar Degas
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Edward Hicks
  • Gustav Klimt
  • Henri Matisse
  • Medeo Modigliani
  • William Page
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Andy Warhol
  • John Constable
  • John Turner
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Best Goals of Steven Gerard

Steven Gerard. Great Liverpool player. His 10 best goals
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Ideas Change The World

When Karl Marx sat down to write the Communist Manifesto in 1848, I'm not sure many could have predicted the impact his revolutionary Communist ideas would have.
The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING MEN OF THE WORLD, UNITE!"
- Karl Marx

Other 10 ideas that have changed the world include:
  1. Self-Enquiry - Socrates
  2. Meditation - Buddhism
  3. Forgiveness - Jesus Christ
  4. The Reformation - Martin Luther
  5. Equality - Declaration of Independence
  6. Religious Freedom
  7. Evolution - Charles Darwin
  8. Theory of Relativity - Einstein
  9. Women's Suffrage
  10. Human Rights.
As well as 10 ideas that have changed the world

see also:
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Top 10 English Premiership Goals

Some great goals - Christiano Ronaldo, Van Persie, Berkamp, Poyet, Tony Yeboah, Matt Le Tisier, Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer, David Beckham (from own half)

Football Biographies
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William Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling in Scotland. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero.

From the top of the 246 stepped tower, there are excellent views of Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley.

William Wallace Biography

Greatest Scottish People
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David Lloyd George Quotes

"Four spectres haunt the Poor — Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land."
David Lloyd George - Speech in Reading, (1 January 1910)
" At eleven o’clock this morning came to an end the cruellest and most terrible War that has ever scourged mankind. I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to an end all wars."
David Lloyd George - Speech in the House of Commons, (11 November 1918)
"What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in."
David Lloyd George -Speech in Wolverhampton (24 November 1918)
"Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.

David Lloyd George - Speech in the House of Commons (10 May 1928)

"The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them."
David Lloyd George Speech at the Paris Peace Conference (January 1919).
" The House of Lords is not the watchdog of the constitution; it is Mr Balfour’s poodle. It fetches and carries for him. It barks for him. It bites anyone that he sets it on to."
David Lloyd George - Speech in the House of Commons (21 December 1908)
"This, Mr. Emmot, is a war Budget. It is for raising money to wage implacable warfare against poverty and squalidness. "
David Lloyd George - Budget speech (29 April 1909)

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Who is The Greatest Scottish Person?

Here is a list of the top 100 Scottish people.

If you disagree, feel free to make suggestions as a comment below.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a rather unwilling writer of Sherlock Holmes stories. He began writing short Holmes stories to supplement his meagre income as a doctor. The popularity of the Holmes stories enabled him to retire from medicine and become a full time writer. However, the general public always had much greater fondness for Sherlock Holmes than his creator did. Conan Doyle had literary ambitions, but, these were in the genre of writing a great historical novel. Conan Doyle eventually grew weary of Holmes and retired him in 1893.

However, the public clamour for more Holmes stories was so intense, that he was lured back into writing more Holmes stories after a very generous offer from an American publisher. If it hadn't been for the lure of the Dollar, Conan Doyle would probably have never written so many Holmes stories.

Conan Doyle was knighted for his services in the Boer War, he was also interested in spiritualism, but, it is always his fascinating character of Sherlock Holmes which people remember Conan Doyle by him.

There have been many film / tv productions related to Sherlock Holmes, but, one production stands out for its excellent quality and adherence to the original. This was ITV's series with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes ITV

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Braveheart Movie

Quite a good film, though, don't see it as a history lesson.

Robert The Bruce Biography
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Greatest Kings and Queens of England

Who were the greatest Kings of England?

Firstly, it depends on how we define great. For example, under Henry VIII, the power of the monarchy reached its zenith. Under Henry, the Church of England broke away from the Roman Catholic church establishing a protestant reformation in England. Yet, Henry VIII was also one of the most tyrannical of Kings. Two of his six wives were beheaded. (One of them Anne Boleyn was almost certainly framed in her alleged adultery) Anyone who dared to resist Henry VIII was often tortured and executed including martyrs such as Thomas More and William Tyndale
Under Edward I. The English throne was strengthened in Wales and Scotland, establishing Britain as one of the foremost European Powers. He also strengthened the legal and justice system. But, also Edward I was known for his cruelty - expelling the Jewish population from England towards the end of his regime and his brutal campaigns in Scotland and Wales.

Henry V was immortalised in Shakespeare's play titled after King Henry V. He is seen as a great hero for leading the English army in defeating a superior French army at the Battle of Agincourt. He was the first King to institutionalise the use of English and was a very able military tactician and legislator.
The Greatest monarchs of Great Britain could well be one of three Queens - Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II

Under Elizabeth I, England became the dominant European superpower after the defeat of the Spanish armada. She became well loved by her subjects for her devotion to duty.

Under Queen Victoria, Great Britain expanded its Empire to cover a large portion of the globe. Queen Victoria (despite her withdrawal from public life after the death of her husband Albert) helped to restore public confidence in the Monarchy after previous Kings who had been incompetent or senile.

Elizabeth II
saw the British Empire dissolve into a Commonwealth of Nations. She also oversaw the monarchy moving into a new period of extensive press scrutiny.

I would like to choose King Arthur as being the Greatest King, but, unfortunately it is not clear how much the tales of Camelot are myth and much they are fact.

King Alfred
Therefore, I will choose King Alfred as being the Greatest King of England. He was the first King who united the different parts of England into one unified nation. He helped defeat the Viking invaders and was also a cultured and educated scholar who helped promote a greater sense of justice in his Kingdom.

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

The Six Wives of Henry VIII:
  1. Catherine of Aragon (married Greenwich Palace 11 June 1509; annulled 23 May 1533) - One daughter Queen Mary
  2. Anne Boleyn (married Westminster Abbey 25 January 1533; annulled 17 May 1536) beheaded on 19 May 1536 - daughter Queen Elizabeth I
  3. Jane Seymour (married York 30 May 1536; Jane Seymour died 24 October 1537) - son King Edward VI
  4. Anne of Cleves (married 6 January 1540; annulled 9 July 1540)
  5. Catherine Howard (married Hampton Court 28 July 1540; annulled 23 November 1541) beheaded on 13 February 1542
  6. Catherine Parr (married Hampton Court 12 July 1543; Henry VIII died 28 January 1547)
A mnemonic for the fates of Henry's wives is
"divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived".

An alternative version is "King Henry the Eighth, to six wives he was wedded: One died, one survived, two divorced, two beheaded". (Or, more succinctly, "Two beheaded, one died, two divorced, one survived.")

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Favourite Inspirational Quotes

"Do Not Allow any thought to disturb your inner poise" - Sri Chinmoy

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Anne Frank Quotes

  • People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow...

  • For someone like me, it is a very strange habit to write in a diary. Not only that I have never written before, but it strikes me that later neither I, nor anyone else, will care for the outpouring of a thirteen year old schoolgirl.

  • Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
  • Forgive me, Kitty, they don't call me a bundle of contradictions for nothing!

  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.

  • I believe that in the course of the next century the notion that it's a woman's duty to have children will change and make way for the respect and admiration of all women, who bear their burdens without complaint or a lot of pompous words!

  • And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!

  • I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that's why I'm grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop and to express all that's inside me!

  • I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains... My advice is : "Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in God. Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy!"

  • I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.

  • I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. (1944)
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Charles Dickens Quotes

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery."

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, 1849

"We need never be ashamed of our tears."
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

"Oliver Twist has asked for more!"
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

"Joy and grief were mingled in the cup; but there were no bitter tears: for even grief itself arose so softened, and clothed in such sweet and tender recollections, that it became a solemn pleasure, and lost all character of pain."
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

"Melancholy streets, in a penitential garb of soot, steeped the souls of the people who were condemned to look at them out of windows, in dire despondency."
Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

"She dotes on poetry, sir. She adores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it. She has produced some delightful pieces, herself, sir. You may have met with her `Ode to an Expiring Frog,' sir.
Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers
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Charlie Chaplin Quotes

"I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician."

As quoted in The Observer (17 June 1960)

"Friends have asked how I came to engender this American antagonism. My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them. Secondly, I was opposed to the Committee on Un-American Activities — a dishonest phrase to begin with, elastic enough to wrap around the throat and strangle the voice of any American citizen whose honest opinion is a minority of one."

* My Autobiography (1964)

"Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. ... The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe — turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you — if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it. "

"I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have. On the other hand I am not a super-patriot. Super-patriotism leads to Hitlerism — and we've had our lesson there. I don't want to create a revolution — I just want to create a few more films."

"I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness — not by each other's misery."

Biography of Charlie Chaplin
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Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan Quotes

Quotes on the Conservative Party

"No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin"

- Nye Bevan

"We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, now we are the builders. We enter this campaign at this general election, not merely to get rid of the Tory majority. We want the complete political extinction of the Tory Party."

- Aneurin Bevan start of 1945 election campaign

Quotes on the NHS

"The National Health service and the Welfare State have come to be used as interchangeable terms, and in the mouths of some people as terms of reproach. Why this is so it is not difficult to understand, if you view everything from the angle of a strictly individualistic competitive society. A free health service is pure Socialism and as such it is opposed to the hedonism of capitalist society."

—Aneurin Bevan, In Place of Fear, p106

Quotes on Socialism

"There is only one hope for mankind — and that is democratic Socialism. "

"There can be no immaculate conception of socialism. "

Quotes on Unilateral Disarmament

"It is therefore not a question of who is in favour of the Hydrogen bomb, but a question of what is the most effective way of getting the damn thing destroyed. It is the most difficult of all problems facing mankind. But if you carry this resolution and follow out all its implications — and do not run away from it — you will send a British Foreign Secretary, whoever he may be, naked into the conference chamber. ... And you call that statesmanship? I call it an emotional spasm. "

- Aneurin Bevan 1957

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Anne Frank Timeline and Facts

  • Anne Frank - Born on June 12, 1929
  • Place of Birth : Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Parents: Otto Frank Edith Holländer
  • Biography of Anne Frank
  • 1933 - Hitler comes to power and begins enacting anti-semitic legislation. Franks make plans to leave for Holland.
  • 1938 Otto Frank starts a second company in partnership with Hermann van Pels, Jew who had also fled from Germany with his family

  • 1939 World War II begins on September 3rd when Britain, France and Allies declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland
  • 1940 May 10: The Germans invade and occupy the Netherlands
  • 1941 January 8: Dutch Jews are forbidden access to movie theaters or use public transport
  • 1941 April : In Holland all Jews are forced to wear yellow stars.

  • 1942 June 12: Anne receives an autograph book from her father for her birthday and Anne Frank decides to use it as a diary

  • 1942 July 6: The Frank family go into hiding in Amsterdam because of her mother - Margot's deportation order.
  • 1942 July 13: The Van Pels family, join the Frank family in the 'secret annex'.

  • 1944 June: Allies land in Normandy and begin advance across Europe.
  • 1944 August 1: The final entry is made in the diary of Anne Frank
  • August 4: The hiding place was stormed by the German Security Police following an anonymous tip-off.
  • September 3: Both families are sent in a cattle cars to Auschwitz.

October 28: Anne and Margot are transported to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

  • 1945 January 6: Anne's mother, Edith Frank dies of starvation at Auschwitz
  • January 27: The Russian Allies liberate the remaining survivors in Auschwitz, including Otto Frank.
  • March : Margot Frank diee of typhus in Bergen-Belson
  • April 1945 - Anne dies of typhus in Bergen-Belsen. The camp was liberated by British troops on
  • May 8: Germany surrenders to end World War II in Europe

  • 1947 Anne's diary, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in Amsterdam.
  • 1952 June 16: The diary of Anne Frank is published in the United States
  • 1957 May 3: Otto Frank and others establish the Anne Frank Foundation
  • 1960 May 3: The Anne Frank House is opened in Amsterdam
  • 1990 March 23: The Hamburg Regional Court confirms the diary's authenticity.
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How To Publish A Biography Online

If you would like to publish a biography at, you are welcome to send me a biography at Contact Biography Online

Please note: I am only interested in publishing biographies if the person is relatively well known.

Also, it is important that you wrote it yourself and it is not published elsewhere.

For more details see: Publishing Biographies
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Battles That Changed The World

The course of history has often been changed on the battlefield. This is a list of great battles that influenced history in the past two centuries. Great Battles of History

These battles were often a turning point in history.

For example, The Battle of Stalingrad which was one of the bloodiest and most desperate battle in history of man, held up the German advance into Russia and led to its ultimate long defeat.

In America, the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the US civil war and was the memorable location for Abraham Lincoln's most memorable speech highlight why the US was fighting. (see also: Speeches that Changed the World)

For more of the epic battles see: Great Battles of History
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List of Famous People

At top 100 Famous People of twentieth Century I have listed 100 famous people.

Of course, there is an endless debate we could have over who is most famous person. The list reflects a largely Anglo-Saxon viewpoint. But, I this can be justified in the sense that most movies and literature are in English.

Despite having a list of 100 famous people, there are many notable omissions, including

  • Mae West,
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • C. G. Jung
  • Henri Mancini
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Fred Astaire
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Jimmy Conners
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Yogi Berra
  • Dan Rather
  • Ervin "Magic" Johnson
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Miles Davis
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