Deutscher Biologe und Zoologe | geboren 11.08.1860 Darmstadt | Direktor der Zoologischen Gärten von Köln und Berlin (1888-1931) | baut den Berliner Zoo zu einem der größten der Welt aus | gestorben 07.07.1951 München
German football coach, manager, and former player | born September 11, 1945 Munich | nicknamed "Der Kaiser" ("The Emperor") because of his elegant style, his leadership, his first name "Franz" (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch | is generally regarded as the greatest German footballer of all time and one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game
French king | born September 5, 1638 Saint-Germain-en-Laye | known as "Louis the Great" or the "Sun King" (le Roi-Soleil) | monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre for 72 years and 110 days | died September 1, 1715 Versailles
Swedish actress | born August 29, 1915 Stockholm | starred in a variety of European and American films | is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in "Casablanca" (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart and as Alicia Huberman in "Notorious" (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant | won two Academy Awards for Best Actress ("Gaslight" 1945, "Anastasia" 1957) and one for best supporting actress ("Murder on the Orient Express" 1975) | died August 29, 1982 London
British queen | born April 21, 1926 London | since 1952 Queen of Great Britain and North Irleland and Head of the Commonwealth | in 1947, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh | has four children (Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward) | on September 9, 2014, she will become the longest ever reigning monarch in British history: she will pass the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria
British Queen and Empress of India | born on Mai 24th, 1819 at Kensington Palace in London | her father was Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III., her mother the German princess Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld | she succeeded her oncle William IV as Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland on June 20th, 1837 | she married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on February 1840 | her long reign can be characterized by a strong economical and political expansion of Great Britain and is known as the Victorian era | the extraordinary expansio...
The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting August 13, 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
Bernauer Strasse, a street on the border between the Berlin districts of Wedding and Mitte, was a focal point of the German - German postwar history. The construction of the Wall and its consequences for the residents of the divided city were especially dramatic here. The history of this street illustrates what impact the Berlin Wall had on Berlin, how it destroyed urban space and human lives, and separated family and friends. It documents those attempting to escape the dictatorship by fleeing to the West and the efforts of many people to deny the state its claim to power by providing assistance to those...
Prora is a beach resort on the island of Rügen, Germany, known especially for its colossal Nazi-planned tourist structures. The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939 as a Strength Through Joy (Kraft durch Freude or KdF) project. The eight buildings were identical, and although they were planned as a holiday resort, they were never used for this purpose. The complex has a formal heritage listing as a particularly striking example of Third Reich architecture. (Source: Wikipedia)