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    On this day: Lake Peigneur Drained

    In a major industrial ‘oops’, on this day 34 years ago, a man-made disaster drained Lake Peigneur in Louisiana. Although the exact cause isn’t known, it is believed that an oil rig miscalculated its position and drilled into a vast…

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    Thursday, 20th November 2014

    On this day: Geography Awareness Week

    Today is the start of Geography Awareness Week in the US, and as we’re rather fond of geography here at Google Sightseeing, what better way to celebrate than with a look back at some of the geographically special (or weird)…

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    Monday, 17th November 2014

    The Pearl-Qatar artificial island complex

    The Pearl-Qatar is a luxurious residential and resort development being constructed on a network of artificial islands in the waters north of the Qatari capital Doha. The development’s name comes from the pearl-diving industry which used to be based on…

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    Thursday, 13th November 2014

    On this day: the Velvet Underground’s First Concert

    On this day in 1965, the Velvet Underground performed their first real concert at a high school dance in Summit, New Jersey. Drummer Angus MacLise quit the band in protest at actually getting paid and having to play on time…

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    Tuesday, 11th November 2014

    On this day: Saxophone Day

    From Bill Clinton to Kenny G, November 6th is annual celebration for lovers of all things to do with the saxophone. The date commemorates the 1814 birth of Adolphe Sax, the Belgian musician who designed the saxophone, originally intended for…

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    Thursday, 6th November 2014

    On this day: Guy Fawkes Night

    On this day in 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested after he was discovered guarding a huge stash of gunpowder intended to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament later in the day. Fawkes was one…

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    Wednesday, 5th November 2014

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