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Amazing Facts - April 13

April 13 2008
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April 13, 1923 in the UK, in London, the grand opening of the famous Wembley Stadium. He quickly became the foremost and most revered arena of English football.

Previously, the stadium also hosted the Cup final rugby league, the Olympics in 1948 and served as an arena for hunting with hounds on the mechanical hare, jumping, speed racing, rugby matches and college football, concerts of popular music performers. In 1966, in this stadium Englishmen became world champions by beating West Germany.

Over the years the facility has changed: when it was decided to replace the standing room seats, the stadium's seating capacity than the original 100,000 have decreased somewhat. Subsequently, under a canopy roof finish the Olympic gallery, and the stadium became accommodate 80,000 people.

In autumn 2002, began the demolition of the stadium - for what would be in its place construct a new, modern arena. After a long construction of new Wembley Stadium opened in early 2007 friendly match youth team. An updated stadium became one of the largest stadiums in the world with a capacity of 90,000 spectators (the largest of spaciousness in England and the second, after the Camp Nou in Europe), and under his stands are restaurants, shops and parking lots.

April 13, 1960, France conducted its first nuclear test and joined the "club of nuclear powers." Explosion was carried out in the Sahara desert and the country became the fourth nuclear power in the world - after the Soviet Union, the USA and the UK.

In 1963, all nuclear and many non-nuclear states signed the treaty on the limitation of nuclear tests by which pledged to refrain from nuclear explosions in the atmosphere, underwater and in outer space, but permitted underground tests. France continued to ground tests until 1974, and China - until 1980. The last underground nuclear test was conducted of the USSR in 1990, the United Kingdom in 1991, the United States in 1992, France and China in 1996.

After the adoption of the treaty on the complete prohibition of nuclear tests in 1996, these countries have pledged not to resume nuclear weapons testing. Have not signed the treaty, India and Pakistan conducted nuclear tests last in 1998. According to some reports, October 9, 2006 to conduct a nuclear test North Korea said.

Total French military conducted 210 tests - mostly in the Reggane and Ecker (Algeria) and Morurua atoll in French Polynesia, while the U.S. only tests conducted in 1054, and the USSR - 715.

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

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