Jul
28
Early life and military career Amin never wrote an autobiography nor did he authorise any official written account of his life. There are discrepancies regarding when and where he was born. Most biographical sources hold that he was born in either Koboko or Kampala around 1925.[A] According to Fred Guweddeko, a researcher at Makerere University, Idi Amin was the son of Andreas Nyabire (18891976). Nyabire, a member of the Kakwa ethnic group, converted from Roman Catholicism to Islam in 1910 and ...
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Jul
27
Early life and military career Amin never wrote an autobiography nor did he authorise any official written account of his life. There are discrepancies regarding when and where he was born. Most biographical sources hold that he was born in either Koboko or Kampala around 1925.[A] According to Fred Guweddeko, a researcher at Makerere University, Idi Amin was the son of Andreas Nyabire (18891976). Nyabire, a member of the Kakwa ethnic group, converted from Roman Catholicism to Islam in 1910 and ...
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Jul
24
History The Georgia Cyclone, opened in 1990. After the success of his original Six Flags park in Arlington, Texas, park founder Angus Wynne began searching for a location for a second park. He settled upon a parcel of land located along the Chattahoochee River just west of the city of Atlanta, and design work started in 1964. When the park opened in 1967, Six Flags became the first 'multi-gate' theme park operator in the United States. Before this time, many parks shared common popular names, ...
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Jul
22
Early life Louis Stanislas Xavier was born on 17 November 1755 in the Palace of Versailles, the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and his wife, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony. He was the grandson of the reigning King Louis XV, and as such, a Petit-fils de France. Louis Stanislas was christened Louis Stanislas Xavier six years after his birth, in accordance with Bourbon family tradition, being nameless before his baptism. The name of Louis was bestowed because it was typical of a Prince of ...
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Jul
19
The concept of a greenhouse actually got it's start during the Roman era. Like many other pioneering accomplishments that included the aqueduct, bath houses, and basic sanitation, the concept of propagating plant life indoors was a Roman discovery. Emperor Tiberius was a fan of the cucumber vegetable. HIs gardeners would plant the cucumbers in in pots so they could sun during the day and then would take the plants indoors during the night to a temperature controlled environment to keep them ...
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Jul
17
Bad news for Homebake fans - the organisers have pulled the plug on the Aussie "locals only" festival for this year as they have not been able to have the "planets align" - although there was a bit of admitted procrastination on their part as well. But no need to despair, they have guaranteed that Homebake 2011 will be a "unique return version of Homebake to take place during the first week of December."Meanwhile, you can have your own Homebake festival with your mates - get together some of ...
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Jul
12
Art lovers are enamored with London’s emphasis on fine art and creative endeavors.  From the Tate Modern to famed streets artists such as Banksy, this English capital has been at the cutting edge of the world’s cultural scene for decades.  With more than a hint of aristocracy, this historic metropolis continues to blend ancient and modern in a thoroughly unique way.  With so many green spaces, parks, free museums, galleries and outdoor art installations peppering the city’s ...
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Jul
11
Long kept in the gardens of the wealthy and royalty in Russia, Japan and China, Blackberry Lily is a short-living perennial that produces vibrant yellow to orange blossoms with sword shaped leaves and petals that can be solid in color or can wear freckles like a small red-headed child. Before becoming popular across Eastern Asia for its medicinal purposes and throughout the world as an exportable wonder for all to enjoy in their gardens, this sneaky plant escaped the gardens of royalty and ...
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Jul
10
History Main article: History of the New Orleans Saints Early history The brainchild of local sports entrepreneur Dave Dixon, who also founded the Louisiana Superdome and the USFL, the Saints were actually secretly born in a backroom deal brought about by Congressman Hale Boggs, Senator Russell Long and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle. The NFL needed congressional approval of the proposed AFL-NFL merger. Dixon and a local civic group had been seeking a NFL franchise for over 5 years, and had ...
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Jul
9
An ancient palace surrounded by the sweet hills of Bargone (Parma), frescoed rooms and an elegant court of the Renaissance: the Castello del Sale opens its doors to those couples who want to celebrate the most beautiful day of their lives with relatives and friends.Originally a fortress, it became the residence of the noble family of the Pallavicinos, and today, the Castello del Sale is the perfect wedding location and something more. The hotel and congress center Astro, in fact, took the ...
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