It was planned with immense care by the Nazi leadership to project the image of the Third Reich as a modern, economically dynamic state with growing international influence. The organiser of the 1936 Olympics, Carl Diem, wanted an event linking the modern Olympics to the ancient. The idea chimed perfectly with the Nazi belief that
Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner a German pharmacist, who first isolated morphine from opium in 1806, named it morphine after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
The famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), is shown here in the role of Lady Macbeth. At the first performance in 1888, Sargent was struck by Terry’s appearance and persuaded her to sit for a portrait. He invented her dramatic pose, which did not occur in the production. Oscar Wilde, who saw Terry’s
In 1945, Stalin was nominated by Halvdan Koht among seven candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. However, he did not explicitly nominate any of them. The person actually nominated was Cordell Hull. And In 1948, he was officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Wladislav Rieger. Source: Wiki
Born in 5/11/1651, was an English buccaneer, sea captain, author and scientific observer. Dampier influenced several figures better known than he: His observations and analysis of natural history helped Charles Darwin’s and Alexander von Humboldt’s development of their theories. He made innovations in navigation technology that were studied by James Cook and Horatio Nelson. He