in ''The Grapes of Wrath (The Grapes of Wrath (film))'' as the Joad family enters California from Arizona is now a ghost tourist court, its remains located behind the 1946-era 66 Motel (66 Motel (Needles)). In 1949 the US Bureau of Reclamation began a mass project to dredge a new channel for the Colorado River that would straighten out a river bend that was causing massive silt problems since the Hoover Dam was completed.
lines the streets of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan On 8 November 2013 (PST (Philippine Standard Time)), Tacloban was hit by the full force of Typhoon Haiyan (PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) name: Yolanda), causing massive destruction across the city.
at the checkpoints, but also in preventing suicide bombers from reaching the markets of Tel Aviv and Netanya." Harel, Amos 'IDF chief invites anti-fence protesters to Tel Aviv meeting', ''Haaretz'', 5 March, 2006, accessed 11 March, 2006. * May 25, 2006 – Lismore, Victoria: truck fails to stop at level crossing, derailing trains and causing massive pileup of wagons. Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Rail Occurrence Investigation No. 2006 004 Mist fog is factor. * June 12, 2006 – Netanya, Israel: A passenger train from Tel Aviv to Haifa derails after colliding with a lorry on a level crossing, killing 5 people and injuring more than 100.
Jerry M. Lewis and Thomas R. Hensley url http: dept.kent.edu sociology lewis lewihen.htm publisher Kent State University Department of Sociology accessdate 2008-05-14 A subsequent autopsy found that a single rifle bullet entered and exited her upper left arm, and entered her left lateral chest fragmenting on impact causing massive internal injuries. She died from her injuries later that same day. DATE OF DEATH May 4, 1970 PLACE
damaging some buildings and some parked tractor trailers. A relatively strong tornado tore a path across Mississauga (then part of Toronto Township) on June 24, 1923, cutting a swath from present-day Meadowvale to near Cooksville, killing 4 people and causing massive property damage in a time when most of Mississauga was still rural farmland dotted with fruit orchards.
to the DreamNet mainframe (mainframe computer) Eingana. Throughout the game, she randomly appears on the Wire, causing massive amount of white noise or "static", which disrupts the infrastructure of Stark. Tørnquist commented that the effects of Faith's presence on the game world are much graver than shown in the released version and that he was disappointed that he and other designers "didn't manage to really explain what's going on". WikiPedia:Casablanca Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Localities Casablanca Commons:Category:Casablanca
artillery battery of seven launchers was first used in battle at Rudnya in Smolensk province of Russia, under the command of Captain Ivan Flyorov, destroying a concentration of German troops with tanks, armored vehicles and trucks at the marketplace, causing massive German Army casualties and its retreat from the town in panic. The event had been witnessed by a future military historian, then a 20-year old Russian Sergeant Andrey Sapronov (90 years old in 2011). There is a widespread Soviet myth
) Istiqlal party (Independence Party), his activities were financed by several well-off businessmen due to his spreading reputation. A particular version of this play was held in 2010 in Haifa, directed by Juliano Mer Khamis (who was assassinated few months later). The two main characters were played by Clara Khoury and Saleh Bakri. * May 25, 2006 – Lismore, Victoria: truck fails to stop at level crossing, derailing trains and causing massive pileup of wagons. Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Rail Occurrence Investigation No. 2006 004 Mist fog is factor. * June 12, 2006 – Netanya, Israel: A passenger train from Tel Aviv to Haifa derails after colliding with a lorry on a level crossing, killing 5 people and injuring more than 100. Wikipedia:Haifa Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Haifa Commons:Category:Haifa
district of Lofa County in Liberia. It has an estimated population (July, 2004) of 26,827. Kolahun was the scene of heavy fighting between government troops and rebels during Liberia's second civil war (Second Liberian Civil War), causing massive shifts in population and destruction of property. thumb right 200px Location of Zorzor District in Lofa County (Image:Lofa-Zorzor.png) '''Zorzor District''' is one of six districts (Districts of Liberia) located in Lofa County, Liberia. Zorzor is principal city of the county. thumb right 200px Location of Firestone District in Margibi County (Image:Margibi-Firestone.png) '''Firestone District''' is one of four districts (Districts of Liberia) located in Margibi County, Liberia. It is home to Duside Hospital. thumb right 200px Location of Kakata District in Margibi County (Image:Margibi-Kakata.png) '''Kakata District''' is one of four districts (Districts of Liberia) located in Margibi County, Liberia. Kakata, the capital city of Margibi County, is located in the district. Commons:Category:Liberia WikiPedia:Liberia Dmoz:Regional Africa Liberia
, is assassinated by a Persian slave in Medina. *1333 – The River Arno (Arno) flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani. *1468 – Liège (Liège (city)) is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy (Charles I, Duke of Burgundy)'s troops. Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition. Comparable art forms from various other parts of the world, many of them ancient in origin, are also sometimes called "opera" by analogy, usually prefaced with an adjective indicating the region (for example, Chinese opera). These independent traditions are not derivative of Western opera, but are rather distinct forms of musical theatre. Opera is also not the only type of Western musical theatre: in the ancient world, Greek drama (Theatre of ancient Greece) featured singing and instrumental accompaniment; and in modern times, other forms such as the musical (musical theatre) have appeared. It started in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri's lost ''Dafne'', produced in Florence around 1597) and soon spread through the rest of Europe: Schütz (Heinrich Schütz) in Germany, Lully (Jean-Baptiste Lully) in France, and Purcell (Henry Purcell) in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century. In the 18th century, Italian opera continued to dominate most of Europe, except France, attracting foreign composers such as Handel (George Frideric Handel). Opera seria was the most prestigious form of Italian opera, until Gluck (Christoph Willibald Gluck) reacted against its artificiality with his "reform" operas in the 1760s. Today the most renowned figure of late 18th century opera is Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), who began with opera seria but is most famous for his Italian comic operas, especially ''The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni'', and ''Così fan tutte'', as well as ''The Magic Flute'', a landmark in the German tradition. thumb upright Claudio Monteverdi (File:Claudio Monteverdi 5.jpg) The word ''opera'' means "work" in Italian (it is the plural of Latin ''opus'' meaning "work" or "labour") suggesting that it combines the arts of solo and choral singing, declamation, acting and dancing in a staged spectacle. ''Dafne'' by Jacopo Peri was the earliest composition considered opera, as understood today. It was written around 1597, largely under the inspiration of an elite circle of literate Florentine (Florence) humanist (Humanism)s who gathered as the "Camerata de' Bardi (Florentine Camerata)". Significantly, ''Dafne'' was an attempt to revive the classical Greek drama (Tragedy), part of the wider revival of antiquity characteristic of the Renaissance. The members of the Camerata considered that the "chorus" parts of Greek dramas were originally sung, and possibly even the entire text of all roles; opera was thus conceived as a way of "restoring" this situation. ''Dafne'' is unfortunately lost. A later work by Peri, ''Euridice (Euridice (opera))'', dating from 1600, is the first opera score to have survived to the present day. The honour of being the first opera still to be regularly performed, however, goes to Claudio Monteverdi's ''L'Orfeo'', composed for the court of Mantua in 1607. ''Oxford Illustrated History of Opera'', Chapter 1; articles on Peri and Monteverdi in ''The Viking Opera Guide''. The Mantua court of the Gonzagas (House of Gonzaga), employers of Monteverdi, played a significant role in the origin of opera employing not only court singers of the concerto delle donne (till 1598), but also one of the first actual "opera singers"; Madama Europa. Karin Pendle Women and music 2001 p65 "From 1587–1600 a Jewish singer cited only as Madama Europa was in the pay of the Duke of Mantua," thumb 300px Totila razes the walls of Florence (Image:Totila fa dstruggere la città di Firenze.jpg): illumination from the Chigi ms of Villani's ''Cronica'' (Giovanni Villani). Three countries are the major olive oil producers in the world. First is Spain, second is Italy and third is Greece. Together, they produce more than 75% of the world production. Commons:Category:Florence Wikipedia:Florence Dmoz:Regional Europe Italy Regions Tuscany Localities Florence