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Intercontinental travel by taxi at a cost of a round sum

October 17 2009

October 17, 1994 ended with an unusual inter-continental journey - by taxi. Three Englishmen: Jeremy Levine, Mark Aylett and Carlos Aresse took a taxi in London - and drove it to Cape Town, South Africa, and vice versa.

The trip began June 3 and ended October 17, 1994 London taxi car covered the distance 34,908 miles, and Record Ride cost passengers 40 000 120 pounds sterling.

October 17, 1938 in the USSR was issued the famous decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council - the establishment of the medal "For Bravery" and "For Military Merit" - which, in the Great Patriotic War will be the most widespread.

17 October 1931 the famous American gangster Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison - for tax evasion. Bossa Chicago mafia alcohol ruined not numerous murders of competitors, and finance.

October 17, 1988 was first performed 10 th Symphony of Beethoven, considered lost. The product has been restored English explorer Barry Cooper - based in Berlin discovered the great composer's papers containing fragments and sketches of the symphony.

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