Dear Readers!

Many thanks to you for following us in this virtual world tour. We collected some facts and anniversaries about the year 2016.

 

1. Lys Assia Refrain

 

The very first Eurovision Song contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland 50 years ago. The winner was swiss Lys Assia, with the song 'Refrain'.

 

 

2. 2016 Summer Olympics - Rio de Janeiro

2016 Summer Olympics will take place from 5 to 21 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

3. Nicholas Copernicus

Nicholas Copernicus's work about heliocentrism was banned 400 years ago.

 

4. Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein published the general relativity theory in 1916, 100 years ago.

 

5. Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space; he flew out on Vostok 1 on the 12th of April in 1961.

 

 

6. The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London swept through London in 1666 September.

 

7. Celebrities

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (Queen Elizabeth II)

 

Norma Jean Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe)

 

Fidel Castro was born 90 years ago,

 

the year when Hungarian-born illusionist Harry Houdini died.

 

8. Dolly

20 years ago, in 1996 the first mammal, Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned.

 

You can find more interesting anniversaries on this website.

 

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