19 Aug

Afghan Victory Day
By: BRAMS | Published On: 19/08/19 9:29 am

After signing the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of Rawalpindi on 8 August, Britain formally recognised the sovereignty and independence of Afghanistan. On 19 August 1919 Emir Amanullah Khan declared independence from British influence.

The national flag of Afghanistan features three vertical bands of black, red, and green colour. The black symbolises the troubled past of the country. The green represents both Islam and prosperity. The red represents the blood, shed by those who fought for the country's independence.


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16 Aug

Woodstock 50
By: BRAMS | Published On: 16/08/19 6:44 am

The spark has gone. Or so it seems to those who were born later. Maybe, even too late to feel the 'magic' the representatives of the older generation, flocked in the white glamping tents round Max Yasgurs‘s Farm, obviously remember, or attempt to recollect an authentic spirit of the 1969 event. WXPN presents the ancestor of all music festivals – 'that would shape a generation' – to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this week.


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10 Aug

Not built in a day
By: BRAMS | Published On: 10/08/19 5:43 am

210 years ago, on 10 August 1809, Criollo rebels took over the Ecuadorian capital Quito. This was the day when Antonio José de Sucre y Alcala defeated the Spanish Royalist forces at the Battle of Pichincha and the country made the first step towards gaining its independence. Lacking essential support, criollos (Spaniards born in the Americas) were defeated in about three weeks.


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1 Aug

Yorkshire Day
By: BRAMS | Published On: 1/08/19 2:32 am

The victory at the Battle of Minden turned into a bigger celebration than a decisive engagement in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) would suggest. When an Anglo-German army under the overall command of Ferdinand of Brunswick defeated a French army in 1759, and the German-Prussian field marshal was awarded £20,000 and the Order of the Garter, no one would imagine the historical influence over the meaning of the day.


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28 Jul

Farewell Minnie Mouse!
By: BRAMS | Published On: 28/07/19 11:50 pm

On Friday Minnie Mouse (Russi Taylor) joined her beloved Mickey (Wayne Allwine) in the cartoon heaven. The voice-over actress died from colon cancer on 26 July at her home in Glendale, California, according to a press release from the Walt Disney Company. Details of a memorial service have yet to be announced.

Bill Farmer who voiced Goofy alongside Russi Taylor, stated that she was “as wonderful, funny, and sweet as Minnie Mouse, and as talented yet humble as you would expect”.


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