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How three men were moving faster than a bullet

May 26 2009
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May 26, 1865 is considered the end of the Civil War. It was then a historic surrender of the Army of the South remains under the command of General K. Smith. This war took place between the bourgeois states of the North and 11 slave states in the South.

The fighting began with the Battle of Fort Sumter April 12, 1861. In total during the war took place about 2 thousand battles. The Civil War remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. Loss of northerners were almost 360 thousand people were killed or died of wounds and more than 275 thousand wounded. Confederates lost, respectively, 258 thousand and about 137 thousand people.

Only the U.S. government's military spending reached $ 3 billion. The Civil War demonstrated the new capabilities of military equipment, influenced the development of military art. It ended in victory for the Union, spoke out against slave labor, so that the prohibition of slavery was subsequently enshrined the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

May 26, 1969 record was set the speed of movement rights. Astronaut Thomas Patten Stafford, Eugene Cernan, Andrew and John Watts Young, moved at a speed of 39,897 mph - the spacecraft "Apollo 10". On space standards, the Americans were moving at a speed of 11.08 kilometers per second.

May 26, 1977 World Trade Center in New York was won over when climbing on him outside. Made it famous "man-fly" George Willig, who climbed the outside wall of the 110-story skyscraper.

Upon completion of climbing athlete was arrested by police who fined him. Les hero for building three and a half hours, and the penalty for violation of public order was 1 dollar and 10 cents - one cent per floor of the WTC.

May 26, 1996 has been set a record prize money on the turf. Largest single prize in the race was $ 4 million, including a record prize for 1 st place in 2,4 million dollars, which was won by the stallion Cigar May 26, 1996 city, as well as a stallion Singh Speel April 3, 1997 at the Dubai Cup in the UAE.

May 26, 1991 record was set in movement in an unusual way. 14 students at Stanford University, ea. California, United States, playing leapfrog, covered the distance in the 1603.2 km. Having started the game 16 May 1991, they finished it by 244 hr 43 min - May 26.


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