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17 Oct 1091: The first recorded occurred in , . It was thought to be an , meaning wind speeds reached between 207-260 mph.













Sagingan Festival is a feast in honor of San Isidro Labrador held every 17th of October at Tubod, Lanao Del Norte. This festival is a thanksgiving celebration for rich harvest of the fruit. Participants wear costumes made of Banana Source: All about Fiesta




Horsed cavalry was employed extensively on the Eastern Front in WW1. Illustrations from a German magazine published in 1914/15 give a surprising insight to just how little cavalry had changed since the Napoleonic Era. Click:






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Speak the truth. Walk the righteous path. Oh, my heart. - Lalon Happy birthday to the phenomenal Lalon Shai. Fakir Lalon Shah was born on this day 17th October 1772. In picture, a Lalon follower performing his song.

























1859: News spread that abolitionist John Brown had taken over arsenal at Harper’s Ferry VA. Frederick Douglass said Brown was “as deeply interested in our cause as though his own soul had been pierced with the iron of .”



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為了提升日本在香港的影響力,匯豐銀行、渣打銀行與有利銀行等外國銀行遭到清盤,日軍拘捕英國、美國及荷蘭等同盟國等各國銀行家,並將他們囚禁於中國旅館。而兩間日本銀行,橫濱正金銀行和台灣銀行則在香港重開。




香港淪陷時期,很多主要工廠被日本人奪取,小至小贩、大至銀行都很貧窮。米、糖、麵粉、油都面臨短缺,需要定额配给。燃料短缺加上美國的轟炸,使公共交通陷入停頓。造船業和建築業的人無家可歸。香港滙豐總行大廈被徵用為政府總部,頂樓改掛日本國旗。



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Soldiers of the 32nd Indian tank division during the study of materiel-tanks of American production M4 “Sherman”. Iraq, 1944.

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“According to Louis Marin, absolutism depended upon a system of representation that seamlessly crossed the threshold of the symbolic and the real. Versailles’ construction thus formed a foundational act of the absolutist state that instituted the spaces of the king’s power..Condemning in no uncertain terms the vices of the rococo, (the architects and decorators) Percier and Fontaine wrote that in order to accommodate the ‘esprits déreglés’ of the period, Versailles had to ‘give rounded contours to all forms, to proscribe straight lines, to invent according to fancy, without recognisable principles, fantastic ornaments’.” 

        -Iris Moon, The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France

Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, along with Claude-Louis Bernier, were ‘amis intimes’ (Moon openly acknowledges their relationship to have potentially been a romantic, possibly sexual one*), primarily recognised for their contribution to architecture and interior design under Napoleon. Before that time, however, Percier and Fontaine were friends with Jean-Germain Drouais during their time in Rome, and had a hand in designing and constructing his tomb there. Upon returning to Paris, they were extensively involved in assorted works related to the Revolution, in terms of both large-scale building works and design for the theater. All three are buried together in Père Lachaise beneath the Latin phrase ‘Hi tres in unimaginable ’ (’they are three in one’).

*I have not read enough to make any genuine judgment, hence not applying the queer history tag at this point.

¨El hecho es que si por una parte podemos pensar que somos, por otra, al ver nuestro pasado que ya no es, al pensar nuestro futuro que todavía no es, al pensar que en el instante en que vivimos , esta frase que leemos deja de ser el mismo momento en que la leemos, en verdad somos una mezcla de ser y de no ser, de ausencia y de presencia, de pasado, presente y futuro.¨


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The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement.
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