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Fire Competition, 1979

19 Nov

A McDonald’s and a Barge Merge

14 Aug

This was built for Expo ’86 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s a McDonald’s restaurant that was built on a barge. It’s first floating McDonald’s anywhere in the world. While the barge was permitted to operate in a new location after the exhibition, the derelict barge has been anchored empty in Burrard Inlet, among an oil refinery and industrial barges since 1991.

MS-DOS Turned 30 Years Old

28 Jul

The first MS-DOS system was introduced by Microsoft on July 27, 1981, after they purchased the rights to QDOS, which was created by Seattle Computer Products.

Tour de France In The Early 1930s

25 Jul

Soviet Brochure from Expo 58

9 Jul

Happy Fourth of July!

4 Jul
Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1959

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Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday

9 May

Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday on April 20, 1939 was a national holiday in Nazi Germany. On that day, the largest military parade in the history of the Third Reich was held in Berlin. In total, 40,000 to 50,000 German troops took part in the parade, which lasted about five hours and included 12 companies of the Luftwaffe, 12 companies of the Army, and 12 companies of sailors, as well as the SS. 162 warplanes flew over the city of Berlin.

The grandstand comprised 20,000 official guests, and the parade was watched by several hundreds of thousands of spectators. Features of the parade were large long range air defence artillery guns, emphasis on motorized artillery and development of air defense units. [Source: Wikipedia]