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В цьому будинку з 1950 р. по 1971 р. жив і працював видатний вчений-астроном академік АН України Микола Павлович Барабашов
English translation: In this house from 1950 to 1971, the outstanding scientist-astronomer, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Nikolay Barabashov lived and worked.
67/69 Pushkinskaya, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Mae'r garreg hon yn cofnodi gweithred hael pwnc lleol Syr Charles Garden Assheton-Smith Baronet of Vaynol a roddodd dair tŷ i'w ddymchwel er mwyn i rai miloedd o'i wledydd fod yn dyst i fuddsoddiad Tywysog Cymru 13 Gorffennaf 1911. Rhoddodd hefyd y ddaear lle'r oeddent yn sefyll i'r Goron i fod yn agored i'r cyhoedd am byth ac yn rhydd o adeiladu. This stone records the generous deed of a local subject Sir Charles Garden Assheton-Smith Baronet of Vaynol who gave three houses to be demolished in order that some thousands of his countrymen might witness the investiture of The Prince of Wales 13th July 1911. He also gave the ground whereon they stood to The Crown to be forever open to the public and free from building.
English translation: This stone records the generous deed of a local subject Sir Charles Garden Assheton-Smith Baronet of Vaynol who gave three houses to be demolished in order that some thousands of his countrymen might witness the investiture of The Prince of Wales 13th July 1911. He also gave the ground whereon they stood to The Crown to be forever open to the public and free from building.
Near the David Lloyd George statue on a terrace overlooking Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Hier wohnte Gertrud Dahlheim Jg. 1884 deportiert 15.12.1941 ermordet in Riga
English translation: Here lived Gertrud Dahlheim Jg. 1884 deported 15.12.1941 murdered in Riga [AWS Translate]
Rehbergstraße 1, Hannover, Germany
Near this spot occurred, in 1898, the incident depicted in Variation No.11 of Sir Edward Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma). Dan, a bulldog belonging to Dr. George Robertson Sinclair, Organist of the Cathedral, fell in the river during a walk with "G. R. S." and his friend, the composer.
south bank of River Wye, Hereford, United Kingdom
Texas Historical Marker #1093
Courthouses of Palo Pinto County. Palo Pinto County was created in 1856 and named for a creek south of here that was perhaps named by Spanish explorers of the Brazos River Valley. The county seat of 320 acres was surveyed at its geographical center and was originally named Golconda. A court session in 1857 called for the first courthouse to be built of wood frame construction, with two doors and three windows. The contract was awarded to a bid of $300. Shortly after, in 1859, the town name was changed to Palo Pinto. In 1882, just after the Texas Legislature allowed counties to issue bonds for new courthouses, a large sandstone structure was built. It cost $35,000 and exhibited Second Empire styling with a central clock tower. A two story sandstone annex was added in 1906 and connected to the courthouse by an iron bridge. Sandstone for the buildings was quarried south of the city. In 1940 these buildings were demolished and a new courthouse was erected by Work Projects Administration workers. The reinforced-concrete structure featured subtle classical detail and was clad with some of the sandstone from the old buildings. It was completed in 1942 at a cost of $250,000. (1986) #1093
?, Palo Pinto, TX, United States
Texas Historical Marker #33
1927 Montague County Jail. The third structure to serve as Montague County Jail, this building was erected by the Southern Prison Company of San Antonio in 1927. The first floor contained living quarters for the jailer and his family, and six prison cells were maintained on the second floor. Used as a jail until a new facility was built in 1980, the building's architectural features include its entry portico, stone cornice, cast stone window sills, and simple tile detailing. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991. #33
Courthouse square, Montague, TX, United States
On this site at 12.15 A.M. on the 25th August 1940 fell the first bomb on the City of London in the Second World War
Fore Street, London, United Kingdom
OUI SOGGIORNO PIU VOLTE TRA IL 1926 E IL 1927 DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE SCRIVENDO IL SUO CAPOLAVORO L'AMANTE DI LADY CHATTERLY E DIPINGENDO S3 - STUDIUM 1992
Via San Francesco, Ravello, Italy