The Bad Aibling rail accident occurred on 9 February 2016, when two Meridian-branded passenger trains were involved in a head-on collision at Bad Aibling, Bavaria, in southeastern Germany. At least 10 people were killed and about 80 were injured, 17 seriously or critically.
The Berlin International Film Festival (German: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held in Berlin, Germany and was founded in 1951. The first film festival opened on June 6, 1951. The festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. The 66th Berlinale will take place from 11-21 February 2016.
American actor | born February 11, 1936 Waycross, Georgia | plays in films like "Deliverance", "White Lightning", "The Longest Yard", "Smokey and the Bandit", "The Cannonball Run", "Boogie Nights" | received an Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for "Evening Shade"
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The former Soviet Union and the United States used the bridge to exchange captured spies during the Cold War. The exchange on February 11, 1986 was the 3rd exchange. Four agents held in Eastern Europe were swapped for five agents arrested in the West. In 2015 Steven Spielberg uses the event as a scource for his movie "Bridge of Spies".
Due to a severe labour shortage in the 1950s in the Federal Republic of Germany companies began to recruit foreign wokers ("Gastarbeiter). In the aftermath the German government begann to sign bilateral recruiting agreements with Italy, Greece, Turkey, Marocc, South Korea, Portugal, Tunisia and Yugoslavia. After the Oil Cirisis of 1973 the German government stopped all agreements.
The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on either side of the River Somme in France. The battle was one of the largest of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of humanity's bloodiest battles.