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June 5 2008

June 5, 1974 was docked rail BAM - the legendary Baikal-Amur Railway. The first sections of its routes were built in the 1930 Prisoners of specially organized for this purpose Bamlaga.

During the Great Patriotic War, in January 1942, by decision of the State Defence Committee, with BAM were removed links road and bridge farm for railway line construction Stalingrad-Saratov-Syzran, Ulyanovsk (Volga Rokada).

After the Victory organization AMURLAG continued construction east section of the Komsomolsk - Urgal. Before the dissolution of AMURLAGa were pour mounds throughout the site, laid the path, built bridges on the Komsomolsk-2 - Birch.

In 1967, the resumption of the design work on the BAM. After joining the rails in 1974, government decree allocated the necessary funds for railway construction of the first category stretching 3100 km, the second path Taishet - Lena. In the 1970 BAM was declared the All-Union Komsomol construction project, here sent masses of young people on probation. The main part of the road was built over 12 years.

June 5, 1977 in preparation for the concert flamboyant rocker Alice Cooper's boa constrictor it died from the bite of a rat, offered to him at breakfast. Shaken by Cooper, who saw all, then said: "It's like to die from corn flakes."

June 5, 1988 was placed on the Guinness record for distance flying cork from a bottle of champagne. I made a Professor Emeritus from the USA Heinrich Medicus - cork uncorked their bottles flew at 54.18 meters. According to the contest, the bottle must have been nepodogretoy. Record was placed in the Woodbury Vineyardz Winery, New York, USA.

June 5, 1996 for the Guinness Book record was set in movement with a bottle on his head. The greatest distance traveled by a man carrying a bottle of milk on his head, just 115.87 miles - this record was set on 4 and 5 June 1996, Terry Cole of Uoltemstou London, United Kingdom, City of London. Record holder in the stunt took about 25 hours.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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