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Great Train Robbery (1963) print that page

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The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a £2.6 million train robbery committed on 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire , England . [ 1 ] The bulk of the stolen money was not recovered. It was probably the largest robbery by value in British

Bevan Spencer von Einem print that page

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The name Bevan Spencer von Einem first came to attention on the night of 10 May 1972 when two homosexual men were thrown into the River Torrens by a group of men believed to be police officers. The river banks, or "Number 1 beat " as it was then known, was a place for homosexuals to meet

Robert Zemeckis print that pageTimeline of Robert Zemeckis

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His films are characterized by an interest in state-of-the-art special effects , including the early use of match moving in Back to the Future Part II (1989) and the pioneering performance capture techniques seen in The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009

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Jousting emerged in the High Middle Ages based on the military use of the lance by heavy cavalry . The first recorded tournament was staged in 1066, but jousting itself did not gain in widespread popularity until the 12th century. [ citation needed ] It transformed into a specialized sport

Rugby union print that page

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The IRB has been the governing body for rugby union since its formation in 1886. The spread of rugby union grew from the Home Nations of Great Britain and Ireland, and was absorbed by many of the countries associated with the British Empire. Early exponents of the sport included Australia

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Sundar Singh was born into an important landowning Sikh family in village rampur(punjab state) in northern India . Sikhism is a religion, founded about 1699 AD, that teaches belief in one God and rejects the caste system. Sikhs , rejecting Hinduism and Islam since the sixteenth century,

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Bennett was born in London , England, educated at King's College School , London; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich ; Royal School of Military Engineering , Chatham; and the School of Oriental Studies , London. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Fuel, London, from 1938 onwards; Chairman, Conference

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The Choctaw (alternatively spelled Chahta , Chactas , Chato , Tchakta , Chocktaw , and Chactaw ) are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States ( Mississippi , Florida , Alabama , and Louisiana ). The Choctaw language belongs to the Muskogean linguistic group

Bartolomeo Cristofori print that pageTimeline of Bartolomeo Cristofori

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The available source materials on Cristofori's life include his birth and death records, two wills, the bills he submitted to his employers, and a single interview done by Scipione Maffei . From the latter, we have both Maffei's notes and the published journal article. Cristofori was born

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, the fourth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987, during which they made first contact with the United Federation of Planets in 2364 on the planet Delphi Ardu, though they had been mentioned in the series' pilot, " Encounter at Farpoint ". They and their culture are characterized