By Miguel Cervantes - 1st modern novel, its style has inspired many great works. 1st part in 1605, 2nd in 1615. Through the years interpretations of the plot have varied (ethics, comical, social critique).
The hit Christmas toys in the mid 1980s, selling for 10 times their retail price, making billions of dollars and breaking every record. However poor management lead manufacturer, Coleco, to file for bankruptcy in 1988.
The favourite grandchild of Queen Victoria, Alix became the last Tzarina of Russia when she married Nicholas. She had five children but was most concerned with her sickly. She was assassinated along with her children.
He was a Jazz trumpeter and composer. Released various albums in a career that spanned five decades. Hits include Milestones (1958) and Kind of Blue (1959). Considered to be one of the greatest 20th century musicians.
An uprising led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks. It was the beginning of the Communist Party and USSR. They were looking for workers rule. It led to s civil war between factions with the Bolsheviks winning.
The research and development of atomic bombs. Inspired by Einstein and a fear that German scientists would get there first, the project was led by the U.S. It resulted in the first atomic bomb attack, Hiroshima.
Son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he was the heir to the English throne. He was crowned titular King in 1170 which resulted in him revolting against his father in a bid for real power. He died at 28 of dysentery
First black and democratically-elected president of South Africa. He fought against the apartheid as part of the African National Congress and spent 27 years in prison. He became a symbol of peace and reconciliation.
A mass psychogenic illness which spread through villages in Tanzania. It began in a girls boarding school with the students unable to stop laughing. These bouts lasted between a couple of hours and 16 days.
These prehistoric paintings in the Southwest of France are famous for their depictions of animals. Picasso’s words upon exiting the cave with painted walls were that “we have learned nothing in twelve thousand years”.
One of the Free Officers who overthrew the king in 1952. 3rd president of Egypt. Lead Yom Kippur War, later signed peace treaty w/ Israel (1978) and viewed as a traitor. Assassinated by fundamentalists.
The popular toy started life when naval engineer Richard James accidentally knocked a spring he was developing for warships off a shelf. He watched it ‘walk’ and soon developed the Slinky selling over 300 million units!
He is an American-British singer-songwriter, predominantly renowned as the founder and lead singer of the band—Talking Heads. Part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Popularised American New Wave. Founder of Luaka Bop.