Where were you in 1967?

1967 was an interesting year with many different things which it may be commemorated for. 1967 began on January 1 with Canada commencing a year-long festivity of the 100th anniversary of Confederation. On January 23 the trial starts out for Wilhelm Harster that was accused of the deaths of 82,856 Jews (including Anne Frank) when he directed German security police through the German occupation of the Netherlands. Hsrdter ended up being in due course sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment. The Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee are killed on January 27th when fire breaks in the Apollo capsule during a launch pad test. In southern Tasmania, in Australia, severe bush fires on February 7 claim 62 lives, and also damages 2,642.7 sq kms (653,025.4 acres) of property. The US labour union director Jimmy Hoffa starts his 8-year sentence on March 7th for working to give incentives to a jury. On March 14, nine executives of the German drug organization Grunenthal are charged for breaking the German drug laws and regulations as a result of thalidomide. The case was eventually dropped. On April 14th & 15th, there had been significant protests held opposing the Vietnam War in New York City as well as in San Francisco. The coup by a number of army representatives in Greece on April 21st secures a military government which is led by Georgios Papadopoulos. The dictatorship doesn’t conclude right up until 1974. On April 27th in Montreal, Quebec, Expo 67, the World’s Fair that will coincides along with the Canadian Confederation celebration is formally opened up. The Expo closes on October 29 after having been visited by more than 50 million visitors in the six months it was open. The boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service on April 28th and is stripped of his boxing titles and banned from professional fighting for the next 3 years.

On May 1 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 26th, The Beatles put out the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and on November 27, they launch their Magical Mystery Tour complete album in the United States. On December 26 the Beatles film on the Magical Mystery Tour receives its global launch on BBC Television in the United Kingdom. On June 5 the Six-Day War begins just as Israel commences Operation Focus attacking Egyptian Air Force airfields and the military of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan invades Israel. On June 10th that six-Day War ends as both Israel as well as Syria accept a United Nations mediated cease-fire. On July 4th the Great Britain Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality and on August 30th, Thurgood Marshall will be revealed as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Black to have the appointment. On September 29th, the timeless science fiction TV show Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons starts on ITV in the UK. On October 17th, the musical Hair opens up off-Broadway and then the following year they transfers to Broadway to start its long haul. Future United States senator as well as presidential aspirant John McCain will be shot down over North Vietnam and taken captive on October 26th, 1967. McCain is released five years later on. On December 11, the Supersonic passenger plane Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.

Japanese Gardens

Ready for something different in your garden? Take a look at Japanese bridges. These beautiful ornamental bridges bring the Far East right into your back yard or garden.

Japanese bridges add elegance to gardens and look beautiful when placed over a koi pond or Japanese style dry river bed. There are many flowers, shrubs and trees that compliment Japanese bridges also.

If you are interested in Japanese bridges for your garden you may want to look online for ideas and suggestions. There are excellent sites that not only feature the bridges but have information about planning an entire garden space in the Japanese style.

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The Year that was, 1973

There was a whole lot that went on in 1973. The year commenced with the expansion of the European Economic Community with the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland plus Denmark joining on January 1. The European Economic Community down the road turns into the European Union. Peace negotiations carried on from 1972 during the war within Vietnam. On January 15 the US President, Richard Nixon announces the suspensions of war action within North Vietnam citing progress with the peace negotiations. By March 17, almost all of the remaining US military continue to depart Vietnam. On January 22nd, the boxer George Foreman overcame Joe Frazier in one of the all-time classic battles to get the heavyweight world boxing championship. In the Chinese province of Sichuan on February 6th, a 7.6 quake kills 2200 individuals and injuring 2700 people. On April 1 the UK starts the Value Added Tax (VAT) in to the tax system.

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What happened in 1970?

The year of 1970 was a fascinating year for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it is most memorable because of the wide variety of calamities which occurred, several big and several small. Initially on January 5th these was a 7.1 magnitude Tonghai quake which affected Tonghai County, within the Yunnan province in China, having an approximated 10,000 and 15,000 people killed and over 26,000 injured. On February 1 the Benavídez railway catastrophe close to Buenos Aires in Argentina occured with the derailing of a train killed 236 individuals. An avalanche at Val-d’Isère in France on February 10 killed 41 travellers to the vicinity. On April 11 one more avalanche above a TB respite hospital in the French Alps killed 74 individuals, many of them being adolescent boys. On March 4, the France sub Eurydice imploded whilst undertaking a training dive in the Mediterranean Sea killing all on board. In Osakain Japan on April 8th, a natural gas explosion at a metro construction site killed 79 people and injured over 400. On May 31st a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Ancash, in Peru accompanied by a landslide buried the town of Yungay. It was determined that in between 66,000 and 70,000 individuals were killed. On July 3 all 112 individuals on board Dan-Air Flight 1903 were killed when the British De Havilland Comet plane crashes into mountain tops north of Barcelona in Spain. Yet another crash on July 5th occurred with Air Canada Flight 621 crashing close to Toronto Airport, Toronto, in Ontario killing all 109 passengers and crew on board. In Melbourne, Australia on October 15th a part of the new West Gate Bridge fell into the river beneath, killing 35 building workers. On October 15 a cholera epidemic breaks out in Istanbul in Turkey that later develops on October 28th to east Slovakia leading to Hungary to close its border with Czechoslovakia. On November 13, a 120-mph tropical storm hits the heavily populated Ganges Delta region in East Pakistan (in what is currently known as Bangladesh), kills an estimated 500,000 individuals which makes it the 20th century’s most severe cyclone disasters. On December 12th there had been a landslide in western Colombia which left 200 people dead.

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How to improve a landscape

There is no doubt that when landscaping one wants to save money, as well as have an attractive property. Not only can landscaping help you beautify your home, but it can also provide a source of satisfying exercise in the fresh air. When you take care of your yard on your own, it is possible to save money and to improve your physical conditioning. But if the landscape turns out to look bad, then that is so much time and money wasted. However, it is possible to ensure a better-looking landscape by following a few tips that can help you take better care of your yard.

Know your soil type. Some plants thrive in soil with more acidity, and others prefer a little more alkali. Additionally, sandy soil and clay soil, as well as the presence of a loamy soil, can make a difference in what types of plants will thrive in a landscape. You should have your soil evaluated in order to determine what types of vegetation should be planted on your property. When you purchase plants that will succeed in the soil conditions present in your yard, then you make a wiser money decision, and you end up with a more attractive landscape. If there are plants that you would like to use in your soil, but the soil is not quite ideal, it is possible to improve the soil to proper conditions. You need only add mulch or peat, or to add crushed limestone or clamshells, depending upon what you hope to accomplish. As long as there is not a great difference in what you have and what you hope to achieve, it is possible to make soil adjustments to be more accommodating.

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Protecting the toes

The toe foams are a variety of tubular foam products that are typically made use of by podiatry practitioners for a range of problems that may affect the large and lesser toes. The foams are made of a polyurethane foam fashioned into a tube form with a cloth fabric support inside. The toe foams usually can be found in a larger length to enable them to be cut down into the size that’s required. Additionally they typically are available in several width dimensions so that they can be matched to the size of the toe that it’s meant for. And also they can be found in a single thickness about the entire diameter of the foam and also as a dual thickness one that has got a dual thickness of foam on one edge. All these toe foams do seem to be relatively big, and queries are typically brought up about how precisely it can fit around the toe then put the foot into the shoe. Even though the toe foams are bulky, they’re soft and can contract down a great deal, so can let the foot to fit in the shoe. However, because of the softer characteristics of them, they will degrade and ought to be replaced every so often. You can find significantly less cumbersome alternatives to the toe foams like the silicone tube pads, but the advantages which the toe foams have got is they will breath and let the air to circulate in between the toes, which has cleanliness effects. Using the silicon kind of pads, they don’t really allow that air to circulate.

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