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Garbhagriha, Pattadakal

Garbhagriha, Pattadakal

The garbhagriha (garbha grha) inner sanctum of a Shiva temple at Pattadakal.

Walter Krueger

Walter Krueger

Biography of Walter Krueger

First World War erupts

First World War erupts

Four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declare war against each other, France orders a general mobilization, and the first German army units cross into Luxembourg in preparation for the German invasion of France. During the next three days, Russia, France, Belgium and Great Britain all lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany, and the German army invaded Belgium.

 USS Tawah - History

USS Tawah - History

Tawah(SwGbt: t. 108: 1. 114& 39;, b. 33& 39;, dph. 3& 39;9& 34;, a. 4 24-pars.2 30-pdr. P.r., 1 12-pdr., 1 heavy 12-pdr. sb.)Tawah (Gunboat No. 29)—a wooden river steamer, formerly named Ebenezer-was purchased by Rear Admiral David D. Porter on 19 June 1863 from Ebenezer Blackstone, St. Louis, Mo.Tawah was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron under the command of Acting Master Alfred Phelps, Jr.

Paul McCartney knighted

Paul McCartney knighted

On March 11, 1997, Paul McCartney, a former member of the most successful rock band in history, The Beatles, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his “services to music.” The 54-year-old lad from Liverpool became Sir Paul in a centuries-old ceremony of pomp and solemnity at Buckingham Palace in central London.

Viking Pattern-Welded Sword

Viking Pattern-Welded Sword

A 10th Century CE steel sword, likely made in Scandinavia. The high quality of the pattern-welded steel blade, and beautiful decoration on the hilt, indicates that it was owned by a high status warrior...