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To the glory of god and in prayer for peace on Earth this tablet commemorates the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations in the Methodis Central Hall, Westminster Jan 10 - Feb 14 1946

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George Pearson (1875-1973) film producer, was headmaster here 1908-1913

Staples Road Junior School, Staples Rd, Loughton, United Kingdom

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Francisco De Miranda 1750-1816 lived in this house between 1803 and 1810. Born in Caracas, Venezuale. He was the forerunner of the independence of the republics of Latin America. Here he met in 1810 The Liberator Simon Bolivar. Francisco De Miranda 1750-1816 vivio en esta casa entre 1803 y 1810. Nacio en Caracas, Venezuela. Y fue el precursor de la indepencia de las republicas de America Latina. Fue aqui donde se encontro en 1810 con El Libertador Simon Bolivar.

58 Grafton Way, Camden, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Texas Historical Marker #1892

First United Methodist Church of Morgan. Organized in 1889, the Morgan Methodist Church first held worship services in the Baptist church building. At an 1891 revival, the fellowship initiated plans to construct this sanctuary. Originally a one-room structure, the building was enlarged in later years as additional rooms were needed. The Carpenter Gothic building exhibits some Greek Revival detailing and features lancet windows and a 1901-02 belfry. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983 #1892

?, Morgan, TX, United States

Judges' Lodging This building has its origins as an early C16 town house, becoming the 'Labour in Vain' inn around 1756. It became used as the Judges' Lodging for the Monmouth Assizes before 1835, and as the Militia Officers' Mess in teh 1870's.

Llety'r Barnwyr Gwreiddiwyd yr adeilad hwn fel ty trefol yn gynnar yn yr 16eg ganrif. Erbyn tua 1756 roedd yn dafarn 'Labour in Vain'. Cyn 1835 fe'i ddefnyddiwyd fel LLety'r Barnwyr ar gyfer Brawdlys Trefynwy ac fel Ystafell Fwyta Swyddogion y Milisia tua 1870.

27 Whitecross Street, Monmouth, United Kingdom

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The first intraocular lens for the treatment of cataract was implanted by Mr. Harold Ridley FRS at St. Thomas' Hospital on 8th February 1950

St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

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These premises were totally destroyed by a zeppelin raid during the World War on September 8th 1915 rebuilt 1917

61 Farringdon Road, EC1, London, United Kingdom

Nevada Historical Marker #152

Gerlach. Situated between Black Rock Desert on the east and Smoke Creek Desert on the west, the townsite of Gerlach lies in country occupied for thousands of years.John C. Frémont traveled through these Northern Paiute lands when he camped here in 1843 and named ‘Boiling Springs’ ¼ mile north of town.This was also emigrant country; the Noble Road left the Applegate-Lassen Trail at Black Springs, went past this site, and proceeded southwest through Smoke Creek Desert toward Susanville.The town was established after the construction or the Western Pacific Railroad 1905-1909.STATE HISTORIC

, Gerlach, NV, United States

Site of St. Mildred's Church demolished 1872

Poultry, EC2, London, United Kingdom

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Vestry Hall Built for the parish in 1859 replacing the George Inn as Cranbrook's court house The Old Fire Station was below

Stone Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Nathan Walker walked past here 47 times during 1968 on the 21st May 1968 he looked up

Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Le Mobilier national. En 1934, l'architecte Auguste Perret est chargé d'édifier ce bâtiment, pour abriter les collections nationales des objets d'ameublement destinés aux services publics de l'État, et accueillir des ateliers de restauration. Inauguré en 1936, le "Palais de Perret" correspond remarquablement à ce programme, auquel a été ajouté en 1964 un atelier de création. L'architecte a habilement utilisé la pente du ravin de la Bièvre pour masquer les importants volumes bâtis, et traité les façades avec un béton chargé de gravillons colorés. En contrebas and dans les mêmes années, l'ancien jardin de la Manufacture des Gobelins, autrefois propriété des Cordelières de Lourcine, a été aménagé par Jean-Charles Moreaux.

1 Berbier du Mets, Paris, France