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    The Sights and Mysteries of China’s Northern Deserts

    Back in 2012 we visited the Gobi Desert, but there are four smaller deserts to the south and west of it which are also well worth exploring. Travelling east to west, we begin with the Tengger Desert. As with the…

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    Thursday, 9th October 2014

    On this day: US National Chess Day

    Today is National Chess Day in the USA, an event based on a proclamation by President Gerald Ford in 1976. (Though it’s usually celebrated on the closest Saturday when people have more time to play!) Doubtless there will be much…

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    Thursday, 9th October 2014

    On this day: Darwin Reached James Island

    On October 8, 1835, Charles Darwin‘s ship The Beagle reached James Island (Santiago Island) in the Galapagos. Darwin spent 9 days on the volcanic island collecting many specimens which contributed to his theory of evolution.

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    Wednesday, 8th October 2014

    On this day: The Most Lopsided College Football Game Ever

    On this day 98 years ago, the most lopsided college football game ever took place at Grant Field in Atlanta, now known as Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated an improvised team from Cumberland College by the remarkable score of…

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    Tuesday, 7th October 2014

    On this day: Le Corbusier was born

    On October 6, 1887, architect Le Corbusier was born, though at the time he was known as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris. He was a pioneer of modern architecture, and was determined to improve life for residents of crowded cities. Amongst his creations…

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    Monday, 6th October 2014

    On this day: Woody Guthrie Died

    This Land is Your Land… Woody Guthrie died on this day in 1967. The acclaimed song-writer and performer of traditional and political music is commemorated with a statue in his birthplace of Okemah, OK.

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    Friday, 3rd October 2014

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