Saturday, 28 June 2014

100 years ago...

... at this day World War I began.

19-year-old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Duchess Sophie, in Sarajevo, now Bosnia and Herzegovina, triggering the July Crisis and World War I.

Gavrilo Princip killing Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria

The War lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million people were killed.

P.S. Gavrilo Princip died on 28 April 1918 at Terezin fortress 3 years and 10 months after it.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

June 24, 1945

Victory parade in Moscow... It marked the end of the Second World War in Europe (not in the World).


This video is colour...

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Allan Simonsen's Fatal Crash

One year ago Danish racing driver Allan Simonsen was killed at the 81st 24 Hours of Le Mans today, after his No 95 Aston Martin spun off the track.


He was 34 (he was born July 5, 1978), and this was his seventh time participating in the race.

R.I.P., Allan.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Solstice

June 21 and 22 are days of the Summer solstice in Northern hemisphere!

Four astronomical seasons

It is a good! The summer solstice occurs during a hemisphere's summer. It is better than the Equinox.

These days with the most hours of daylight in the year.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

On this day...

On June 11, 1955, more than 80 people were killed and more than 100 were injured after Pierre Levegh and Lance Macklin collided during the 23rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car endurance race.


It was the worst accident in motor racing history. The photographer of this footage was injured but did survive the incident. Also Lance Macklin was survived. He died in 2002, aged 82.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Asha disaster

25 years ago...

The Asha disaster was a gas explosion on June 4, 1989 at 1:15 (UTC+5) near Asha in the Soviet Union, about 50 kilometers from Ufa. It erupts beneath two trains carrying more than 1,200 people.

It was the most deadly railway accident in Soviet and European history.

After disaster

The explosion occurred when a leaking natural propane and butane liquids pipeline created a highly flammable cloud that was ignited by sparks created by two passenger trains passing each other nearby.