Madonna turns 53

No, we are not talking about the Madonna, the mother of Jesus. This is about Madonna, the great singer, actress and enterpreneur… and yes, the mother of Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy.               Madonna …


Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821

Few leaders in the world have amassed such fame as the French Napoleon Bonaparte (also Buonaparte). He was born in Corsica on 15th August 1769 – 242 years ago – to Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. By the time of …


Sports Records

New world records attract worldwide attention year after year. Although they are mostly about individual performances, they bolster our collective idea about the human race and its capabilities. This kind of thinking is something very integral of our true nature; …


Works from the Louvre

The 10th of August marks the opening of the Louvre Museum. It was first opened in 1793 with an exhibition consisting of 537 paintings and the amount of works presented has been growing ever since. Louvre’s immense collection of 35,000 …


The wonders of the Sistine Chapel

“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving”, wrote Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 1787. About five centuries ago, the first mass was celebrated in the Sistine Chapel. Today …


Around the world on Graf Zeppelin

On August 8, 1929, Graf Zeppelin, a large airship named after the German pioneer of airships, count von Zeppelin, started its travel around the globe. The voyage received massive media and public interest and became Graf Zeppelin’s most renowned flight. …