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#OTD 25th February 1964. After defeating Sonny Liston in the heavyweight championship, Cassius Clay jokes with his friend Malcolm X in a Miami diner. When Clay beat Liston at 22, he was the youngest boxer ever to take the title from a reigning champion. The next day he would announce his decision to change his name to Cassius X, dropping the surname he saw as inherited from slave owners.
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#boxinghistory #muhammadali #1960s #malcolmx

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"Mama Ocllo Coya, Queen Consort of Inca Empire", a 16th-century painting. #FemaleRulers
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Another story of a prominent woman figure this time comes from the Inca Empire, which was the largest civilization in South America during the 15th-16th century. It was Mama Ocllo, who was Inca's queen consort (coya) in late 15th-century. She was described as a dominant figure who was desirous for wealth and remembered for her stratagems & great influence upon the affairs of state.
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There's an interesting story about Mama Ocllo when she assisted her husband in the conquest of a city reigned by a female ruler called Capallana. When the Capallana refused Inca's request to submit, Mama Ocllo asked her spouse to allow her to intercede and promised to give him the city without the loss of a single warrior. She then had a message sent to the female ruler, that her courage had saved her city and that the Inca army would let it be.
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Mama Ocllo only asked that the Inca ambassador bringing this news later would be celebrated with a fest in honor of the gods of the sea, which naturally would take place on boats. When the whole city was occupied afloat at sea to celebrate, the Inca army cunningly stormed in and took the city. In the end, the Capallana herself eventually became Mama Ocllo's personal captive.
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At the death of her spouse in 1493, Mama Ocllo became the regent during her son's minority until her death.

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Did you know that in #angouleme was born Jean-Baptiste Michel Vallin de la Mothe (1729 – May 7, 1800) ?
A French architect whose major career was spent in St. Petersburg, where he became court architect to Catherine II.

So it's very interesting to stay here and get some interesting facts about that city. Especially that I am working now in Saint Petersburg.

#historyfacts #exploring_shotz #cityphotography #smalltown #insta_france #sunnyday☀️ #photocapture #sundayvibes #didyouknow #architecturelover

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Quote of the week: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Sun Tzu Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. #china #chinesehistory #ancienthistory #ancient #ancientchinesehistory #chinesestrategies #militarystrategies #chinesemilitarystrategies #chinesemilitary #military #militaryhistory #ancientmilitaryhistory #history #historyfacts #historicpeople #quoteoftheweek

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Today on February 25th 1779, the British garrison at Fort Sackville surrender to the American revolutionaries on the western frontier.
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Fort Sackville, also known as Fort Vincennes, was located in southwestern Indiana and held by the British under Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton. The British garrison had 90 regulars stationed in the fort and were supported by roughly 200 local native allies. Around half of Hamilton’s troops were French militia who had capitulated to the British back in December. French settlers were to known to fight and support both sides during the revolution. The American force was led by George Rogers Clark who had approximately 170 militia at his disposal. Likewise, half of Clark’s men were French Canadian volunteers sympathetic to their cause.
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Clark and his soldiers traveled along the Mississippi River for 18 days, covering more than 200 miles in the inhospitable winter. After trekking through cold and icy river waters, they finally arrived at the fort on February 23rd. Clark masterfully tricked the British into thinking he had a much larger force than he actually did. His soldiers immediately unfurled dozens of extra flags that must have seemed like hundreds, if not thousands, of extra troops. His experienced woodmen militia were able to fire their muskets at an impressive rate, reinforcing Hamilton’s concern of being outnumbered. The Americans also began tunneling under the fort with the goal of exploding their gunpowder magazines.
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The next day, British-allied native warriors arrived after hastily traveling back from the Ohio Valley. While attempting to re-enter the fort, Clark’s men either captured or killed most of them. The Americans then brutally executed five of their captives within view of the fort. Hamilton’s men became frightened and the French division were hesitant to fight against their compatriots. The next morning, Hamilton begrudgingly surrendered. The loss of Fort Sackville marked the end of Britain’s hold on the western frontier. The local indigenous population had also lost confidence in British strength.

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Welcome to the Riga architecture series! Only 3 classes expected, make sure you attend them all because they'll be short, fun, AND warm because you won't be required to step your foot outside in this beautiful yet freezing weather. I was born to be a teacher, I know. 😂
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The House of the Blackheads.
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Nothing to do with those things on your skin that you squeeze out and lie that you don't do that. Blackheads were unmarried German merchants who gathered in this building making it a bustling centre for their cultural and social life. Think the best party place in your town and you'll get the idea.

The building has been there since 1334. It was destroyed in 1941 by the Germans and later completely demolished by the Soviets, then reconstructed again in the 1990s.

It still serves as a concert hall (I've played there so I know) and as a meeting place for important peeps. Our president has chosen this house as his temporary residence. I mean it is beautiful and exquisite from the inside too but... hello, the central party place, remember? This might give you an idea or two about our state of politics these days.

The building stands in the Town Hall Square that also happens to be the location where the first EVER decorated Christmas tree was placed. Now, some resources claim it happened in Estonia in 1441, 1442 or 1514. Our books say it happened in Rīga in 1510. You all know that third time is the charm so we'll just pretend that the third documented year was the first year. There's even a brass sculpture in the square that will tell you that.

There's a tourism information centre in the building. Just in case you come to Riga and need a map of the city or some other practical info.

Do you ever take printed city maps in a new city or just use apps in your phone instead?

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“The Curse of Timur the Lame” Amir Timur, also known as “Timur the Lame”. A Mongol conqueror, Timur was a brutal leader. On his deathbed, in 1405, he proclaimed that his tomb shall not be disturbed or else “...a fate worse than me will fall upon you”. It was kept completely untouched until June 22nd, 1941, Soviet archaeologists opened his tomb. In it, they found a tall skeleton with a damaged hip. On June 22nd, 1941, Hitler broke his non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union, leading to 4 years in which over 20 million Soviets would perish.
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#history #amirtimur #timurthelame #mongolia #mongols #sovietunion #worldwar2 #historyfacts #facts #factsoflife #curse #tomb #photography #interesting #interestingfacts #amazingfacts #travel #travelblogger #photographer

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Fun #historyfacts: this is the third version of the #Leesburg #cityhall to be on this same spot from 1759 upwards. The 1st one hosted one of the initial public readings of the Declaration of Independence as the document was disseminated across the countryside.
The 2nd was the site of an adoranle party hosted by local landowners and former presidents John Quincy Adams and James Monroe to fete the aging Marquis de Lafayette in 1825.
This third one doesnt seem to have had as much happen to it, except be a monument to the first two. If only America didnt have such a bad habit of fully replacing old buildings instead of renovating them --what lost treasures we'd have better glimpses of.

#architecture #virginia #revolutionarywar #history

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Извиняюсь, что пропала - #23февраляпраздник же, мужчин поздравляла! 💥
Кстати, все знают, что это не день всех мужчин, на самом деле, а праздник в честь годовщины Красной Армии? Той самой, что "освободила" нашу страну от звания Имераторской державы, исключила Империю из делёжки мира после Первой мировой и изгнала (в лучшем случае) все светлые умы отечества. Победила Гитлеровский режим впоследствии, конечно, но не без помощи бывших белых полководцев. 💥
Это я всё к чему - спустя столько лет, мне кажется, мы должны более объективно оценивать исторические факты. Пропаганда - это не плохо и не хорошо, она есть и будет всегда. Но давайте задумаемся хоть немного - в Англии и Японии до сих пор монархия, они что, плохо живут? Там большой процент бедности? Угнетение "крестьян"? 💥
Нам всё всегда не так: с императором - плохо, в коммyнизме - плохо, с железным занавесом - плохо, со вседозволенностью - плохо, президент - плохой, сосед тоже плохой, певцы и актеры - вообще кошмар. Хорошо только там, где нас нет, и говорят на непонятном языке.
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А может быть, дело в нас самих? Я считаю, адаптироваться можно к чему угодно, а бесплатной утопии нет нигде. Это был намёк на налоги
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Вот так - начала с праздника, перешла в политику и историю, а закончила психологией 😂 #странныйпост

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Today in History: 1821 Mexico declares independence with the plan of Iguala. The Plan of Iguala, also known as The Plan of the Three Guarantees ("Plan Trigarante"), was a revolutionary proclamation promulgated on 24 February 1821, in the final stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. The Plan stated that Mexico was to become a constitutional monarchy, whose sole official religion would be Roman Catholicism, in which the Peninsulares and Creoles of Mexico would enjoy equal political and social rights. It took its name from the city of Iguala in the modern-day state of Guerrero.

#historyfacts #historygeek #history #todayinhistory #americas #thisdayinhistory #onthisdayinhistory #spanishhistory #spain #mexico #mexicanhistory #mexicanhistory #planofiguala #independence #mexicanindependence

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Today on February 24th 1500, Charles V, one of Europe’s most powerful monarchs was born.
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Charles V was undoubtedly the most powerful monarch of the Renaissance period. He was the heir to three of Europe’s powerful dynasties, including the Houses of Habsburg, Valois-Burgundy and Trastamara. As a result, he held a number of prestigious titles throughout his life such as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Spain, Duke of Burgundy and Archduke of Austria. At the height of his power, his empire extended from Spain to Naples to Austria to the Netherlands. He also held control over Spain’s overseas territories in the Americas and Asia. With his domains spanning nearly two million square miles, he truly had the first empire ‘where the sun never set’.
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Charles V was born in Ghent, Flanders (Belgium) to King Philip I of Castile. His paternal grandfather was the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, and his maternal grandparents were Ferdinand II and Isabella of Spain. Charles was raised by his aunt Margaret of Austria after his father’s death when he was six. He eventually became the first to simultaneously rule over both Aragon and Castile, making him the first true King of Spain. After Maximilian died, he returned to Germany to succeed him as the Holy Roman Emperor. After adopting a hard stance against protestantism and bribing certain factions, he successfully won the German election and claimed his final title.
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Through his inheritance, Charles slowly built a universal monarchy and created hegemony across Europe. The remaining independent monarchs feared him, leading to constant warfare. He fought particularly hard against France during the Habsburg-Valois Wars as well as the ever expanding Ottoman Empire. He also struggled to maintain control over the growing forces of Protestantism. Charles eventually succumbed to the pressure of ruling over such a vast empire. At 56 he voluntarily abdicated his control over the Netherlands and Spain to his son, Philip II, and gave the title of Emperor to his brother Ferdinand I. Charles retired and peacefully lived out his final days in a secluded monastery.

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Вы знали, что слово «бутоньерка» происходит от франц. boutonniere и означает «цветок в петлице». 🌸
Но впервые появились бутоньерки еще в Древней Греции.☉ Тогда мужчины крепили на одежду как можно ближе к сердцу небольшой букетик из цветов или трав, который, считалось, способен защитить от злых духов. В то время это считалось не просто украшением, а скорее защитой, ведь, по поверью, злые духи могли отвратить его сердце от суженой. ❤️
На фото: Основа для бутоньерки. .
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#HMSTUDIO #handmadestudio #DIY #flowers #historyfacts #wedings #worldofartists #instaart #art #photooftheday #amazing #photography #цветы #бутоньерка #основа_под_бутоньерку #свадебныемелочи #вседлятворчества #вседлярукоделия #товарыдлятворчества #творчество #вдохновение #киев

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Can you guess what building this is? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I spent hours and hours (and more hours) in there in my late teens and early twenties. 🤓
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#heidelberg #enlightenme #learningtime

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There is a lake built in India due to the impact of a meteor. It is the ‘Lonar Lake’ in Maharashtra.

#facts #knowledge #history #historyfacts #like #share #tag #comments #record

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