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Senj

of up to 220 kilometers per hour. On December 21, 1998 the speed of a gust on the Maslenica Bridge (north of Zadar) was measured at a record speed of 248 kilometres per hour. A. Bajić, B. Peroš, V. Vučetić, Z. Žibrat, Wind load - a meteorological basis for Croatian standards, GRAĐEVINAR 53 (2001), page 501, (in Croatian); http: hrcak.srce.hr file 18613 In February 2012, during the Eastern European Cold Wave, the shoreline in Senj froze and the snow piled up after a 150


Nizhny Tagil

) in Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg) absorbed several small factories. While these factories were being moved at record speed, the industrial complex surrounding the Stalingrad Tractor Factory produced forty percent of all T-34s. Zaloga & Grandsen 1983:13 (#Reference-Zaloga-1983) As the factory became surrounded by heavy fighting in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942, the situation there grew desperate: manufacturing innovations were necessitated by material shortages, and stories


Elizabeth City, North Carolina

at Elizabeth City Shipyard-2Nov1942.jpg thumb Submarine chaser SC-708 under construction at Elizabeth City Shipyard. The shipyard not only built the most subchasers for the US Navy (30 out of 438) but also holds the record speed for construction of said class, with SC-740 laid down in only thirty days. thumb SC-1280 was one of thirty subchasers built at the Elizabeth City Shipyard. (File:SC-1280-Elizabeth City Shipyard.jpg) Such new opportunities established Elizabeth City as a thriving


Chelyabinsk

at record speed, the industrial complex surrounding the Stalingrad Tractor Factory produced forty percent of all T-34s. Zaloga & Grandsen 1983:13 (#Reference-Zaloga-1983) As the factory became surrounded by heavy fighting in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942, the situation there grew desperate: manufacturing innovations were necessitated by material shortages, and stories persist that unpainted T-34 tanks were driven out of the factory directly to the battlefields around


Yekaterinburg

in Chelyabinsk, soon to be nicknamed ''Tankograd'' ("Tank City"). Voroshilov Tank Factory No. 174 from Leningrad was incorporated into the Ural Factory and the new Omsk Factory No. 174. The Ordzhonikidze Ural Heavy Machine Tool Works (Uralmash) (UZTM) in Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg) absorbed several small factories. While these factories were being moved at record speed, the industrial complex surrounding the Stalingrad Tractor Factory produced forty percent of all T-34s. ref


Namibia

kitesurfer to establish an outright speed sailing world record – held until that date only by sailboats or windsurfers. Douglas also became the world's third over-50 knots sailor, when on September 8 he made a 50.54 knots (93.60 km h) run. http: www.luderitz-speed.com ContentPages Results Results.aspx?Filter Overall&Session 11&Run 10 8 2008 The current speed record over a 500 meter (Speed sailing record) (1,640 ft) course for a kiteboard


Calgary

Essent ISU Worldcup held at the Olympic Oval, Groves set a world record on December 6, 2009, at the team pursuit with teammates Christine Nesbitt and Brittany Schussler with a time of two minutes 55.79 seconds. http: www.ctvolympics.ca worldcupwatch sport ss newsid 21658.html#canada+sets+world+record+speed+skating+pursuit '''Amy Nixon''' (born September 29, 1977) is a Canadian curler (curling). At the age of four she moved with her family to Regina


Laos

; ref * August 16 – Darryl Greenamyer sets a new piston-engine airspeed record in a heavily modified F8F Bearcat named ''Conquest I''. His record speed of 478 mph (769 km h) topples a record that had stood for 30 years. At the age of 30, after losing his family, Pierre Verger took up the career of journalistic photographer. Over the next 15 years, he traveled the four continents, documenting many civilizations that would soon be effaced by progress. His


Damascus

record in a heavily modified F8F Bearcat named ''Conquest I''. His record speed of 478 mph (769 km h) topples a record that had stood for 30 years. * August 29 – Thinking that Israeli Ambassador to the United States Yitzak Rabin is aboard, two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Leila Khaled and Salim Issawi, hijack (Aircraft hijacking) Trans World Airlines Flight 840 (TWA Flight 840 hijacking (1969)), a Boeing


Honduras

Vincent to islands in the Bay of Honduras in 1796. The Garifuna language continues the women's Arawak-based Island Carib language and only a few traces remain of the men's Carib speech. * November 18 – Captain William J. Knight flies the North American X-15 to a record speed of Mach 6.33 (4,250 mph, 6,840 km h). * November 24 – TABSO Flight 101, an Ilyushin Il-18B (Ilyushin Il-18), crashes in the foothills of the Little Carpathians two


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